Your characters have a 1970s flair to them along with a Mike Grell style of art. You've done a great job with balance and tone. There is obviously some art training at work here.
I normally look for the small nuances in order to figure out an artist's level and for this work I didn't have to study the pictures too hard. You show skill with lighting as well as shadows and fade; your proportions are not only 'on point' but I also see that you can handle perspective, foreshortening, and color blending.
I REALLY like the way that you handled these pictures and they would make any story told using them, move up the scale from great to 'Classic'.
My thanks to both knighthood and The Muse for their help in posting them. l have alot ore though not all relate to this story. l don't have any way to scan them though. These were sampes l sent to knighthood several years ago.Some were specific iluustrations but others just general depictions of the charcters. l had two versions of the werewolf, the one shown being more wolflike , the other more manlike. The two in the cemetary were different attempts at the same scene from a couple of years apart. l was unhappy with one arm in the close up shot. SIMILARLY, the color image of th hero and heroine was a newer attempt at the black and white one which l wasn't quite happy with. The hero ,lan, is uch clearer to me visually because he's a modern variation of a character l invented 40 years ago,[two actually, the 19th and 20th century versions.]l'm fond of the 60's and 70's hence the look cited. The story occurs in 1982 and looks back heavilly to events i 1974-75.l chose the timing both for the eras look and music [he was a musician] and because of dates when there was a full moon at or very near Halloween which plays into the plot [1974 and 1982]
If you look at the color image you will see both Ian in the present and on the wall a painting of his look a like ancestor.
I have a few more examples of his artwork on my computer and will send them to the Muse tomorrow to be posted including the wolfman version of the werewolf you see here. A while back as you recall I posted a werewolf I attempted to do in color. This was an attempt to do a cover for werewolf's novel, but I was unhappy with my shading and coloring of it. I am much better with pencil sketching than colorization. Still it was fun to attempt it.
As for werewolf's sketches I love the old world feel they have to them. I used to own an illustrated Edgar Allen Poe collection and his artwork reminds me very much in style to that. Which lends itself perfectly to his novel. He has succeeded creating a modern gothic classic I think and I have been encouraging him to publish it for 8 years now. Knight-Hood
Omen: Get in line, I have been working like crazy also. I have two major projects I have to finish and hopefully everything slows down. Haven't had time to log into the board... I actually miss it. It feels good popping my head in to see what's going on.
Aug 3, 2017 11:16:19 GMT -5
The Muse: time to get stories rolling again!!!
Aug 3, 2017 16:15:48 GMT -5
The Muse: *POKES OMEN...wanders off looking for Redmage and Magister while mumbling to self.."Now where did knighthood get to....?"
Aug 3, 2017 16:24:51 GMT -5
The Muse: Wednesday!!! Yay! Halfway back to F R Y D A Y!
Aug 9, 2017 14:29:33 GMT -5
Magister: Ive been lame, but ill be making it a point to be on this forum daily! We will rise it from the ground I've let it rest on for too long, to the skies of everlasting geekdom!
Aug 10, 2017 17:11:23 GMT -5
The Muse: woooo hooooo!!! Geekdom rising!!
Aug 11, 2017 21:08:09 GMT -5
The Muse: Woohoo hoooooo! Friday!!!
Aug 18, 2017 11:18:58 GMT -5
The Muse: Gearing up to deal with Hurricane Irma....scratch that...packing to leave town!
Sept 5, 2017 22:45:14 GMT -5
The Muse: Survived the hurricane...as did Omen, Redmage and Magister although they dont have internet yet. How did everyone else in the southeast fare?
Sept 15, 2017 16:10:18 GMT -5
g40t90yes: Good Morning. Now I am no political activist, but with is going on in today's activist world, I have a question. Last Sunday Vice President Pence walked out of a Colts Football game because the Players took a knee. I would like to read your View about this
Oct 11, 2017 7:50:37 GMT -5
g40t90yes: Continue. Now The NFL Owners (Jones-Cowboys, Ross-Dolphins) are going to demand their players stand for the Anthem. Again just thinking out loud. Couple of weeks ago Owners (Jones) knelt with players. Now you are pulling back. Why??
Oct 11, 2017 7:54:40 GMT -5
g40t90yes: One more thing. Some people view The NFL Draft and NBA Draft as a modern day or fashionable auction block for black young men. Thoughts!!! Please.
Oct 11, 2017 8:04:49 GMT -5
The Muse: Im sure there are going to be a lot of thoughts on this...why not start a thread on the topic under the "chat" board. It will be easier for everyone to read and comment on it there. This shoutbox is kinda cumbersome to have to scroll through to read stuff.
Oct 11, 2017 17:15:26 GMT -5
The Muse: Where does the time go?
Nov 7, 2017 9:26:16 GMT -5
Omen: I don't know... some say time goes around in circles - for me, its just a dreary long squiggly line, in some places in its a smile, in others... its not.
Nov 8, 2017 0:02:19 GMT -5
The Muse: Sunday's are for cooking.... Let's do this!!
Nov 26, 2017 13:45:55 GMT -5
The Muse: Monday....yay
Dec 4, 2017 11:47:42 GMT -5
The Muse: IT'S s Friday!! Staring in the face of almost two weeks of down time. This is WAY overdue. 😛
Dec 22, 2017 11:12:47 GMT -5
dakoolah: Happy New Year!!
Jan 1, 2018 17:38:08 GMT -5