Friday, February 14, 2014

Scott Murry - Favorite Love Story

Linda Ramone originally dated Joey, but ultimately went for Johnny. It's one of the most famous love triangles of modern love. She was even the subject of classic Ramones songs like "The KKK Took My Baby Away." However it went down, these two are rad. Happy (belated) V-Day!

Kristina Carroll - Favorite Love Story

Charcoal 18 x 24

It's a little ironic that I am not a huge love story person. When it comes to romance, I like my stories with a little less "Happily Ever After" and a little more grit. And while so many of the stories illustrated so far definitely fall into that category for me (some of which I was considering doing myself!)- I still needed something more. Especially when it came to inspiring me visually.

There is a painting By Jeffrey Catherine Jones called Dragonslayer. It's  a twist on the classic St. George and the Dragon tale, where the hero goes to rescue the Maiden, only to find her in bed with the Dragon. I have been in love with this painting ever since seeing it and just couldn't get it out of my head. So I decided to pay homage to that illicit romance and one of my favorite artists.

Wylie Beckert - Favorite Love Story

EDIT: Finished this piece out digitally - here's the final version! The original is below.
I've been wanting to do an illustration for Tam Lin, a Scottish ballad/folktale (I like Anais Mitchell's version, link) for a long time, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. It's the story of Janet - a girl who sets out to rescue her lover Tam Lin from the captivity of fairies. The enchantments employed by the fairy queen to keep possession of Tam Lin transform him into various wild beasts in Janet's arms before he is finally restored to his human form, free to return with her to the mortal world.

Pencil and white charcoal on tinted paper, with a bit of digital color.

Taryn Cozzy - Favorite Love Story

This is based off of Norah Jones' song "Man of the Hour" - It's one of those funny love stories about how a woman's unsuccessful search for a man has helped her realize she doesn't need one. She sees that she has a more reliable catch - her dog - and together they share the kind of love a man can't fill. This love story goes out to those of us who share an unconditional love with our dogs.

Favorite Love Story- Ricardo Lopez Ortiz

The Terminator

Guy travels trough time in order to save girl from killer robot, who is also from the future. While protecting her, he falls in love and fathers the future savior of mankind.


Erika Steiskal - Favorite Love Story

Beauty and the Beast has long had a place of honor in my romantic heart.

Jorge Mascarenhas - Favorite Love Story

After deliberating between 6-10 stories, I finally chose this one: "Let the Right One In."

Lee Moyer - Favorite Love Story

Mary Shelley starred in her own poetic love affair of course. But that may not even be her greatest or most sublime reason to be here in the Month of Love.