Monday, July 12, 2010

New (Old) art from Myth & Magic

Some pieces that I did last year. They've been hiding until Myth & Magic was published. I wanted to save some things to be surprises! Also, question to those of you who have had a chance to peruse both my Dreamscapes books. IMPACT is interested in me doing a third book, this time concentrating on creatures. Are there any specific techniques you would be interested in seeing me address in this next book?

Heart of the Wood
8x10 inches
Watercolors
This dryad was based from one of my favorite ink drawings a couple years ago!


Fiery Glory
8x10 inches
Watercolors



The Selkie
8x10 inches
Watercolors



Wings of the Night
8x10 inches
Watercolors

8 comments:

  1. I'm still waiting for Dreamscapes II to arive in the mail, and you're already talking about a third one! :D You make my day!!
    So creatures this time.. hmm some hints on how to create the illusion of fur and scales might be interesting. You could also include some pages about wings and feathers, the help in Dreamscapes I was enough for me but I can imagine that it's still a tricky subject for most people.
    I would also love to see those cute little mouse critters you painted in your Painting of Claire :) Hope she's well up!, Hope you are too, and I hope I was of help to you.

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  2. I just got your second book in the mail a few days ago and it is, once again, absolutely amazing. If there is going to be a third book I will definitely be on the order list!

    As to content suggestions. A book primarily focused around creatures would definitely be an addition to the previous two. In such a book I would love to see some techniques on creating different sorts of textures (scales, fur, turtle shells, etc). Moreover, what I would love to see (though not really related to creatures), is techniques to paint different types of environment. As well as techniques to paint environmental mood enhancers, such as falling water (rain, but also waterfalls), mistbanks, snow, etc.

    In any case, whatever will be in the book, I am sure it will be great! Your skill and pictorial imagination is just jaw-dropping.

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  3. Help in designing creatures (e.g. sketching, positioning within composition), especially fish and birds, would be great! I would definitely buy another tutorial book, but if the information in the front (the basics) could be reduced/eliminated (or altered in someway to address different techniques) with more space for content, that would be great.

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  4. Unfortunately leaving out or reducing the front information is not an option because the publisher wants that there so that the book can be accessible to newcomers. I did try in M&M to change up the photos and pictures used in that section to at least provide something new, as well as a few changes to the demos there. I will try to do that for the next book too.

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  5. I have both your books and they are very helpful and wonderful to look at :) I think help with sketching and more information on composition would be really helpful as well as how to create different textures. Also if you could put something in about how you create some of the birds and other creatures that look like they have emerged from the background but are still detailed would be great :)
    All of your paintings also have a specific atmosphere to them, so help on creating that would also be a great help.
    Thanks for you insights and tips in the books so far and the wonderful art you create!

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  6. Wonder what sort of creatures does Impact want? How about creatures from different parts of the world? The background could be their respective habitats (temperate forest, tundra region, tropical rainforest, desert) or different seasons if they are small creatures?

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