One of my favorite illustrators is Gary Blythe. He illustrated "This is the Star." This is my own take on Luke, chapter 2, but it is heavily influenced by Blythe.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Definition of Krampus according to Wikipedia: Krampus is a mythical creature who accompanies Saint Nicholas in various regions of the world during the Christmas season...While Saint Nicholas gives gifts to good children, the Krampus warns and punishes bad children. Did this for another ArtOrder challenge.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
At the moment I'm working on a portrait, so I'm posting an unfinished sketch which I plan to finish later. At any rate, I always like to see the unfinished works of other artists--they usually teach me more than the finished piece. So hopefully someone will in enjoy this.
A bit of explanation on what the scene is about: in the Book of Mormon (yup, I'm a Mormon) there are two nation's which are constantly fighting, the Lamanites and the Nephites. In the foreground are Lamanites sneaking up on...well, only some light beams at the moment, but I plan on putting a group of Nephites around a campfire.
This is a very personal sketch for me. Once in a while I like to try to think of metaphors to help me better understand the magnitude of what Christ did in taking on the sins of everyone. It's just such a tough thing for me to grasp. So here you have the weight of the world literally on Christ's back. I like the sketch and think that I might return to it, refine it, and fix some of the anatomy issues I'm seeing.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
I just got the heads up that Eliza's Field of Faith got a very positive review by Michael De Groote in Deseret New's the Mormon Times. Check it out!
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Eliza's Field of faith was published this September by Covenant Books. It's written by Rachele Pace Castor, and it is about the Mormon Pioneers settling in Dry Creek, Utah (now known as Lehi). It is my first fully illustrated children's book. The next group of illustrations, for your viewing pleasure, are from this book. Ahhhhh it's good to have it out.