Thursday, May 20, 2010

We Apologize for the Technical Difficulties

Well recently I have been having trouble with the disc drive on my laptop. It now appears that my comp needs to be shipped to a far away land to be fixed. So long as they can fix it otherwise I will be apparently given a brand new computer. Got to love that Geek Squad coverage. What this means is that I will be offline for the next two weeks or so. However when I get back I will have my full Beowulf illustrations to upload. Sorry that has taken so long but they are finished and all I need to do is actually post them.

That is all for now, I shall see everyone in two weeks.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Goodbye Mr. Frazetta

If you are unaware, today we lost a great pioneer to the realm of fantasy art, Frank Frazetta. He was a legend, an icon, and an artistic genius. Frazetta revolutionized the fantasy genre, it is thanks to him that the fantasy/sci-fi genre is what it is today. If it not for him fantasy would still be an underground movement and not the massively appreciated genre it is today. His paintings have been a great inspiration to me, from their subject matter, composition, to the sophisticated painting style they had. His artwork has continued to influence me since the day I saw it. He was a great pioneer who without his inspiration I am not sure I would be the artist I am today. If you are not familiar with his work look it up right now. And don't just google a few images, find a book of his and look I mean really look at it only then can you truly appreciate it.

So to Mr. Frazetta I want to say thank you for everything you will be missed. Cheers.

NOTE* to see some of Frank Frazetta's work go here the unofficial website.

More information about his passing can be seen here Frank Frazetta dies at 82, NY Times.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Beowulf the Complete Series DRAWINGS

This a compilation image that depicts all three pieces of my Beowulf project.

Beowulf Faces the Dragon, The Final Battle DRAWING

This is the third and final image to my Beowulf series. This piece depicts the ending of his final battle against the dragon.

Beowulf Faces Grendel's Mother DRAWING

This is the second piece in the Beowulf Series. This one depicts the awesome underwater battle between the hero Beowulf and the vengeful mother of Grendel.

Beowulf Faces Grendel DRAWING

I meant to upload my drawings much sooner but better late than never. I have actually already finished the paintings for the whole series but one step at a time.

This is the first piece in my Beowulf series. Beowulf braces himself for the epic fight with the beast Grendel while his men cheer him on.