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Freelance Portrait Artist, Book Illustrator, & More

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Me posing as Bark in this illustration for Nikki and the Tree keeper. Graphite pencil
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Book Illustration
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Over 30 days ago

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Shawn Saacke Crawford - Over 30 days ago
Warriors is right! Your harsh lighting from below along with their 'teeth gritting' expressions really set the mood. Did you set up models and lighting for reference photos for this drawing? Your details and spot-on shadows are so convincing. I love that you went for a darker mood this time. Pushing your envelope a bit, Mr. Rockwell? The close-up composition and jaws set with determination piqué my curiosity. I would definitely pick-up this book to find out more about these kids,
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Wow, thanks! Yes, I set it up using dry Ice and construction lights from Lowes: 2000 watts. I'm working on the under painting now- a grisaille- for the book cover.
Shawn Saacke Crawford - Over 30 days ago
Well that makes since, to infuse that glow of up-lighting and harsh shadows. I can't wait to see your resulting painting! Oil, I suspect?
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Yep, oil.
Bob Berry - Over 30 days ago
Danner, beautiful pencil work
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Thank Bob.
Bob Berry - Over 30 days ago
The graphite is perfect for a ghost story... and the kids are great!
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Thanks, Bob.
Sonya Walker - Over 30 days ago
Feels like a scene from "Children of the Corn".