Going to the big game and fantasy art convention Gen Con next week in Indianapolis. I'm going to be with Tony Mag and the Mindtwister crew promoting the games I have done with them and promoting my own art. Check out my 6'.5"retractable banner for the show. If you are in Indy next week from the 14-17 come check it out....its going to rock!!!! Check out Gen Con at www.gencon.com.
Here is a step by step from sketch to final art for a watercolor and pen & ink fantasy piece I did to be sold as fine art prints. Its called "Careful With That Axe Eugene", its my interpretation of an old Pink Floyd tune. At first I thought it was jinxed because the first line work attempt ripped when I was tearing it off the Arches watercolor paper block (thank goodness I was going to redo it anyway because I wasn't happy with the line work). Then when I was going through the process of round two, I wasn't "feelin' it yet", and I almost bailed on it but continued to plow through. I finally started to get into it when I hit the homestretch. Sometimes you get to close to the trees to see the forest...or is it the other way around?
I used a Noodlers and Pilot fountain pen with Noodlers ink on 140 lb Arches cold press watercolor paper to create this.
You can purchase a print here.
Click through the pics to see the progressions.
Here's a sneek peek at giclee prints of my art that will be getting framed for my space in the Zapow Gallery in Asheville, NC. I've got some prints of my digital humorous illustration work as well as prints of my pen and ink and watercolor monster characters for my "Field Study" collection. I will be getting the framed work and prints to sell into the gallery this week. I'm really excited about this new road in my career.
Check out how I see the world. I usually see creatures in everyday things and just thought I would start illustrating them...is that something that needs medical attention? :-)
I was looking out my studio window when I saw this creature in the branches of this fir tree, so I had to sketch it out. So if you see me giggling to myself...now you know why. Does that require medical attention as well? :-)
This could become a regular posting thang...waddayathink?
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We here at Fian Arroyo Illustration are looking forward to a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2013 and wish that to all of you out there! Got some exciting illustrations I've done that I will be posting so stay tuned.