Continuing from my the fan-covers I’ve done previous; Emma and Wuthering Heights, I present to thee my interpretation of The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald. The last few books I’ve read were Get Carter and Pride and Prejudice; enjoyed both, but they didn’t compell me enough to draw a cover. Although, just yesterday a nice idea came for Pride and Prejudice, so just maybe I’ll do that next..
Painted version of one of the last sketches, posted here. Fashioned a palette knife out of an old plastic debit type card, which I’d been using for creating textures for recent commissions, thought I’d apply the method with color, play with modelling. A lot of fun, perfect activity for a bank holiday Monday.
Following from my Emma I created one for Wuthering Heights. The idea actually came midway through the book, along with a few others; scribbled them all down and then resumed reading. Cold and unnerving is the feeling I wanted to convey. Heathcliff and his unruly countenance, hastening up towards the heights.
I used acrylic on acetate, slightly dry to create the sweeping marks across the moors. Everything else acrylic wash, then digitally colored.
Few more sketches, done late last night. Again looking through A’s glamour mags as points of reference. Always looking for interesting poses, and anything that involves hands - Something I need to improve on!
Bunch of sketches from yesterday evening. Splayed out on the floor, I literally thumbed through Red and drew whatever took my fancy. Even Daniel Craig and the dog were from the magazine; although I dressed the dog up in that jacket myself. Giving me a fun idea for Christmas cards, although I fear it’s too late to even consider that now!
Couple of rough sketches, didn’t really allocate much time last night, so didn’t get much drawn. Pretty happy with the expression on Candice’s face (left) and I feel I suggested her forms well, in rather limited amount of strokes.
Lots of painting in the sketchbook this weekend. Wanted to practice a fair bit, plus a lazy Sunday is nice spent painting while watching the tennis. This is a painting from the original James Dean sketch, the one I then cleaned up for the previous post. Working myself up to doing a finished painting, trying to nail a technique etc.
Darren from Think Publishing was kind enough to send through a copy of the Professional Manager issue that I illustrated for. Still pretty pleased with this one; the hands were a killer on this one, because of the viewpoint, was hard getting together decent reference photos to help!