Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Sketches for "The Dispute"

Here's some initial drawings for a symbolism assignment based on the Chinese dragon and phoenix in relation to a marriage in complete and surreal disarray. Finished drawing and final paint to come once i've resolved a few issues with the sketch.

Monday, 15 October 2007

King of Chicago - Dead Pigs Don't Squeal

So with this piece I wanted to have the juxtaposition of mood against the calm headed portrayal of Ness by showing Capone living the highlife, unconcerned with the law enforcement always on his tail. Bit of symbolism going on here that shouldn't be too hard to figure out. The background treatment ended up working to my favor in the fact that I think that the bubbles and overall hue of the image is subtly reminiscent of booze, more specifically a reference to bootlegged beer. I think the composition could have been tweaked, but i'm pretty satisfied with the result.