Friday, August 16, 2013

Clash of Classics by TikiMachine is now available

One of my illustrations can be found in Tiki Machine's latest artist collaborations book release "Clash of Classics". The theme for the Clash of Classics book is...well... literary classics. With an emphasis on the conflict between good and evil in the stories.

I did my piece on "The last of the Mohicans" by James Fenimore Cooper.  This one was painted in water color on cold-press illustration board. Monochromatic. I wanted to play around with the negative shapes and see how much of the story I could tell with my self-imposed limitations. As hard as I tried to use the negative shapes in the best way possible. I STILL managed to create some accidental, yet intriguing imagery. My favorite is the profile of the beseeching young woman found within the negative shapes of Maguas' spear and feathers. As tho she's pleading with Maqua to stop chasing the Monroe sisters ahead of him. It looks so deliberate, that I'm going to lie and tell everyone that I planned it that way. Hah! I'm an artistic genius!