Friday, February 14, 2014
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.
|EDIT: Finished this piece out digitally - here's the final version! The original is below.|
Pencil and white charcoal on tinted paper, with a bit of digital color.
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.