Here are the next two pieces that I’m going to do for the portfolio. This first one is just a general fantasy piece (not tied in with any specific story). I’m currently referring to it as the gryphon piece. I had originally wanted to put the gryphon as the focus of the piece and have the girl facing-off with the monster. But, thanks to some suggestions (thanks Jay!) I turned the layout around 18o degrees and took the view from just below the gryphon.
This layout works better for me. Though it does put the subject directly in the center of the composition, I like how the gryphon frames her.
The final piece is going to be for Jack the Giant Killer. Several months ago, my girls and I were reading fairy tales and opted to read Jack the Giant Killer. Well, the version we chose was long and not very interesting. As a result, we decided to re-work the story. I sketched out some fun stuff and ended up with a story that I hope to continue to work through. But for the moment, here’s just one scene. Jack is triumphant after capturing one giant with nothing but some cheese on a stick!
In the finished piece, I hope to push the pose that Jack has a bit more to make him more proud. Something along the lines of this watercolor sketch that I did when I was first playing around with the story.