This is one of my latest Alaska paintings. I have about ten more I need to put up here, so be patient. It's gouache on craft paper. My painting professor wants me to find a better, more permanent surface to work on, because by the time I need ultra quadruple bi-focals the original will have deteriorated. Supposedly. That's one of the interesting differences between painters and illustrators, painters are always very concerned about the life of the piece. I can understand where they are coming from, there's nothing like standing in front of an original and seeing all of the details of the brushstrokes. But when most of the world's population will only see a reproduction, it seems like the reproduction should be just as important.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Here's a link to a little documentary of Shaun Tan's new animated movie based on his book, The Lost Thing coming out in 2009. I love Shaun Tan's work, he's so imaginative and expressive; everything I've seen him do is just phenomenal.