Happy Sunday everyone! Thanks for dropping by.
I have a special project this week, as I am revisiting an older project left by the wayside
for a time.
This piece was inspired by the story of St. George & the Dragon.' The story is kind of an amalgam of older earth religions appropriated by Christianity, and a legend that propagated itself all over the Byzantine world around the 12th century AD. I was drawn to the idea that the dragon was a metaphor for the Tree of Life, and that the Dragon was at war with humanity, requiring sacrifices. (So St. George heroically has to go slay the dragon.)
Check out the Video below!
Here's the finished piece for you below:
And here are my photo references for my figures and backgrounds on the left, with my Step-By-Step pics, taken after each session, up to the end of Part 1 on the right:
St. George is a Knight in the tale, but I had a thing for Robin Hood from when I was a kid, so I made my own substitution for the heroic warrior archetype to suit one that resonated more with me.
Thanks again for stopping by to say hello! -Stay tuned next week for the second and final session for this one.
Be well out there and have a great week, everyone!
Welcome everyone, and Happy Sunday! It's Video Time again here at Andrew Carson Illustration.
We are wrapping things up for 'Resident Dragon' with Part 4 this week, and coloring in all the Dragon's scales, the background oranges and reds, and all the highlights that make things stand out.
This part of the process is truly a joy, where all the work building up to now really pays off. Good times!!!
-You can check the whole thing out below:
And here is a final pic, with Step-By-Step pics in the Gallery on the right, each shot taken after a session:
I hope you guys enjoy this one. I had a lot of fun working it out, and I hope the video brings some cheer to your own day as well! -In trying times, Art as Therapy is a real thing, folks.
Be safe, have fun, and if you are of a creative mindset, Go Paint!! It really gives back to you. If you are not of a creative mindset, not to worry, just drop in next week and I can sort out the Painting part for you👍
Be Safe, Be Sane, Have Fun Where You Can. Have a great week, everybody.
Boy it has been a while. Crazy, crazy life.
I am glad to report I am still here, and finally back with Part 3 for 'Resident Dragon', which was a project I started way back in March, just before life stopped being normal and reasonable.
This time, we are setting up and going over foundation colors and undercoats!
Let me know your thoughts.
For a quick overview of the video project to date, here below are the step-by-step pics taken after each session, up to the end of this current Video Session Chapter:
And here is a teaser pic of the finished piece:
Stay tuned next week for Part 4 and the Conclusion, where we put the whole thing together with the topmost layers of color, and all of these steps finally make sense!
Take care everyone, and have a great week! Diligently working on editing Part 4 for you over here now, and I'll plan to see you next Sunday!
Andrew Carson is a local Bay Area artist with a focus on Science Fiction and Fantasy artwork, as well as landscapes, animal and pet portraits!