Saturday, 14 March 2009

The Old Tree

Another illustration from Tales of Terror for Cambridge University Press. Well, the background to one anyway.

Quite pleased with this - most of the illustrations I've done recently for Cambridge University Press have turned out quite well. There has been a lot of things I have struggled to get right, but somehow that increases the satisfaction when you've finished and you're happy with the results.

This is all painted digitally in photoshop, over quite a loose sketch. I've got a couple of custom brushes that behave slightly unpredictably and they've given this a mixed natural media feel - well I think so.


phil said...

Wow! I love this!

Anonymous said...

This is one of the best pieces you've done and comes across to me that you've gone in a slightly different direction. Think it's great, truly incendiary! Humpledinck #:-)

matt dawson said...

I heartily concur... this is really lovely stuff, and you are right, there is a strong natural media feel to things. The whispy finer branches are particularly successful. I really do think you should pursue this direction with those brushes and see where it takes you. Rembrantesque!

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dugbuddy said...

This has a really good feel to it. You have to have a shot of the published cover when it is out.I need to get a copy. Very nice work, Very nice indeed Sir.