A blog about Gilead's fantasy art. Exploring the secret fantasy world that may or may not all be inside the artist's head. Gilead shares his ideas and inspirations from the life drawing sketch all the way to the final painting. Step by steps, techniques and thoughts about models materials, pricing illustration, sign painting commercial art, galleries or just you know...life.
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Monday, May 16, 2016
Salamanders and Goblins
Here's a close up of the salamander. I want him and the goblins detailed, but not super detailed. They're sidekicks, they're not the star of the painting.
We used to catch these little guys in the old farm pond in Bosky Dells near where I grew up. It was a lovely and haunted seeming place that could only be reached through the door in the basement. Old Farmer Stump would run us off if he caught us there, but there were far too many temptations to keep a young boy from coming back. Wonderful childhood memories.