Sunday, October 26, 2014

Week 9 - Art

Title: Windrunner
Size: 8 and 1/2 by 11 inches
This piece portrays my attempts to recreate the style of William Joyce while illustrating one of my favorite books (Words of Radiance).

For this week's drawing, I was supposed to draw something from my imagination. At first I thought that was overly vague, but it allows quite a bit of freedom. The problem was trying to decide exactly what from my imagination I wanted to draw. I finally decided on Kaladin and Syl. (I think I probably illustrate them too much). 

It occurred to me last week that there were quite a few parallels between Kaladin and Nightlight (from Guardians of Childhood), and so I decided to try illustrating Kal after the style of William Joyce. So Kaladin is drawn like Nightlight and Syl is drawn like the moonbeam.

I'm really happy with how they turned out! It was super fun to try and get the right blend between looking like either character. Also, the moonbeam's swirls of star dust translated quite nicely into a skirt, although drawing them was an interesting challenge. ;)

Overall, I think this picture was a success. I think that later, if I have time, I'd like to go back and add a background, but for right now, I'm pretty happy with this piece.


  1. Excuse me for a second.....(SCREAMS) I love Kaladin and Syl! I'm so happy to figure out that someone else besides me reals and loves the stormlight archive! Go Brandon Sanderson! Okay, now to the artistic critique....

    I like the streaks of movement around Syl that you gave, it makes her seem more natural. Also, Kaladin's hair flying in the wind was a great idea. I like the texture you gave Kaladin's armor and spear, it makes them look like a rough but strong metal. Overall, this is a very good picture. One thing I would have done differently is not make his feet look so big, but I don't know if that was part of the style or what. Great image!

  2. I agree that a background, even if it were only just a single color would help strengthen this piece. I love your style and that you can portray movement so freely.