Archive for December, 2009
Here’s the assembled triptych commission. Unfortunately I can’t post it any wider than 470 pixels here on the blog, but the three originals together add up to a piece that is just under a yard wide. As I mentioned in the first post, I tried to make each panel stand on its own but also work together with the others as a single whole. I think the tree in the center, with its mirrored shapes of roots and branches, pulls it together nicely.
Here’s the center panel for the triptych. The person who commissioned it had very specific gremlin types in mind which he forwarded reference for. Man– those ears were tough!
I see that Rich Johnston over on BLEEDING COOL has linked to the first triptych post. If you are a Bleeding Cooler visiting for the first time, welcome. This is my retinal blog, image-heavy and bloviating-light, to which I’ve been posting my own stuff from a lifetime of making art. I hope you’ll take the opportunity to dig in.
One of the interesting things about doing commissions is the nature of the requests I get. I’ve done loads of double paged spreads before but never once thought of attempting a triptych. This project was a colossal amount of work but I quite enjoyed doing it and am delighted with how the thing came out. One of the problems was structuring it. The person who commissioned the piece had strong ideas of the characters and action he wanted to see and I felt, to be successful, each panel should stand on its own then work together with the other two as a whole.
I’ll be running all three of the panels over the next three days, then follow up with a shot of the whole thing together. Here is the left side panel with good old SWAMP THING charging in and taking out a gremlin archer.
No, I haven’t seen the new Sherlock Holmes movie, but with the full frontal marketing blitz for it going on I thought it might be nice to run a page from the MAXIMORTAL sequence that the great detective appears in. Holmes is one of the few people smart enough to figure out who and what the MAXIMORTAL really is. If you’ve never read it, you can pick up a signed copy of the MAXIMORTAL at my on-line store, of course.