Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Heat

Bit of an homage here to another of my favorite artists, Bill Sienkiewicz.  His and Chris Claremont's run on New Mutants is one of my all time favorites.  It was during my formative years as a comic book collector and to say Sienkiewicz's style had an influence on my own would be a vast understatement.

This is either sfter the fire or pre fire.  Maybe both.  It looks as though there has been a fire already, like smouldering embers, but also it seems like a blaze could ignite soon.  My original thought for this was a devilish type character, but as I continued to work on the piece it became something more.  Originally is was just a portrait, but now he is wearing some kind of elaborate head piece.  I think perhaps he may be royalty in some dark dimension.  Or it could simply be that this summer's heat has finally fried my brain completely and I can't see past it.  The heat is all there is.

{Created in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop}

2 comments:

Vincent said...

You've been favoring flame and fire lately (i.e. EGO, Moth and Flame) so I'd say the summer's heat might be affecting you (it's certainly affecting me), but don't forget flame and fire are super fun to work with much like the blood and gore I tend to favor most of the time. Such cinematic, vivid elements like fire and blood are very satisfying elements to work with.

Jesse W. Campbell said...

Oh yes, the heat has infected all things this summer! Not the least of which being my art. Things are cooler now at least. Beautiful temperate air has settled in over South Caolina. Blessed Be! Cooler images are approching.

After things cooled down here, I noticed the prevelance of red in everything I was doing and decided to back off a bit. There is a blue piece on its way. :-) No disrespect to the red of course. I just needed a vacation from the Uranus in Aries intensity.

I too am very fond of flame and blood (visually), but this summer I truly thought I was going to lose my mind with the heat and the disruption. July to August was traumatic and revealing, but if I don't have to do that again any time soon, I would be supremely grateful. Mercy, what a summer.