Monday, January 28, 2013
"Mystic of the Crystal"
Another piece to add to my growing collection of work done in this style on the neat toned card-stock I picked up a while back. I'm really enjoying the way these pieces turn out. The ink with highlights and minimal color in color pencil. I've always liked this type of drawing, but for some reason, it took me a long time to get around to actually trying it myself. Now that I have, I find it to be very intense and alive! It's a very satisfying way to do these types of character study drawings!
My intention is to have a nice collection of this and other types of art to sell as prints at the comicbook and fantasy conventions I like to frequent. A lot of artists sell pin-ups of superheroes and other fictional characters at artist alley tables, but I never really had a lot of these types of prints to show at cons (except for the furry conventions), and I think it's time I corrected that oversight.
Anyway, I really enjoyed creating this drawing of one of the gentle Mystics from the world of Jim Henson and Brian Froud's "The Dark Crystal". I might also do one of Augura, the crazy old astrologer, perhaps with a sketch of her amazing observatory in the background. Or perhaps a piece featuring the charming Gelflings. But I must admit that the Mystics were always my favorite characters in the movie. I wish more of it had focused on them and their lives...but I suppose that would have been too dull for a movie. They weren't exactly like Shaolin priests or anything. All they did was lope along quietly making potions and sand paintings and songs...not exactly fodder for a thrilling movie spectacle.
At least they make nice subjects for drawings. ^0^