Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sketch Book Images

Here are a few pages from my current - soon to be finished, sketchbook! Enjoy!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Sorrows of Young Werther

This is an illustrated book cover of The Sorrows of Young Werther (Original German title: Die Leiden des jungen Werthers), by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Written in the Romantic Period (18th century) Germany, Goethe wrote an almost autobiographical story of love and life's despair. The main character, Werther, travels to a small town in the German country side, where he falls madly in love with a women who is engaged to a stable and loyal man. From love to heart break, to ultimate hopelessness, Werther commits suicide to ease the pains of his reality (so the book implies).
"The Sorrows of Young Werther"
Acrylic on paper mounted on board and Digital, 12 x 16"

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Hell Hounds

The New Year has come, and I've been diligently working on some new work. "Hell Hounds" was a means to explore both traditional methods as well as digital. After reading quote after quote of the writings of John Milton, "Hell Hounds" is a small piece of his philosophy and style of literature. From the ideas of Paradise Lost, I was able to place myself in a mind set of his views and torments of man-kind.

(Original painting)
Acrylic on paper, 12.5 x 16.5"

"Hell Hounds"
Acrylic on paper and Digital, 12.5 x 16.5"

Monday, January 04, 2010

The Forester

This Illustration depicts a young man within a serene forest, blissfully absorbing the little rays of light that shine from the forest canopy above him. Initially, this piece was created as a simple reminder of the wonders and joys of nature, and how appreciative we should be of it and what it provides; a calm piece of mind!

"The Forester"
Graphite on Stonehenge paper, & Digital, 11 x 14"