Tuesday, April 5, 2011


I recently experimented with a new style. It was not intentionally, but more accidentally. I had an image in my head that I had to put down on paper and execute and in the process I realized that it had nothing to do with my current style. After questioning my own style direction for a while, i embraced this new image as just an experiment and a way to dabble into something a little different, more Middle Grade oriented.

As an artist, I am always trying to refine my craft but also aware of the pitfalls of not having a consistent style, so it is a tricky balance to allow yourself the room to experiment, learn new techniques that allow you to grow as an artist, but maintaining that clear undeniable signature that defines your style.

In any case, I thought I'd share the original image here, and also the version I later modified to match my current style.


theartofpuro said...

Love both!Different style but same magic:)

Tom Barrett said...

Having seen the top image, I would like to see the bottom image colored in the new style. Really like the hair, and other detail in the top image.