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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Thursday, April 6, 2017
7th Sea Pirate Roleplaying Game Illustrations 4
The idea of silhouettes layered over each other to create a sense of visual depth was something Burne Hogarth wrote about in his book "Dynamic Light and Shade". He used this principle extensively in his work on the Tarzan newspaper comic strip which of course was printed very small in stark black and white. I used the idea much less effectively by using gray tones because I assumed the work would be printed larger and therefore more easily visible. I may go back and re-work a lot of these to make them stronger. even thought they may not be used again.
The figure was posed by me and the costume was a hodgepodge of movie stills and Gilbert and Sullivan stage photos.