Thursday, 12 February 2015

latest oil painting comission

Put on your hat on and come to the arena! Oils out and some refreshing traditional painting for a commissioned portrait of this amazing and good person bullfighter. I tried to get some loose interesting brushstrokes to express the energy of the moment and the passion of this person!  Hope you like it! :D

Friday, 6 February 2015

Children of the Forest

“The First Men named us children, The giants called us woh dak nag gran, the squirrel people, because we were small and quick and fond of trees, but we are no squirrels, no children. Our name in the True Tongue means those who sing the song of earth. Before your Old Tongue was ever spoken, we had sung our songs ten thousand years.”
-A Song of Ice and Fire , R.R.Martin

The Children of the forest are some mysterious characters that appear on the books of R.R.Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire. They are awesome and magical, one of my favorite stories on the books. As in the TV series Game of thrones they are very simplified and far from the book description, I have decided to design my took on these creatures. 

They are half man, half animal, with dappled doe skin beneath a cloak of leaves, a very old wisdom and a strong connection with nature. Below you can see some sketches, exploring the mixture between animal and child, old people and kid looking, until I got a satisfying design. I will post more development od these amazing beings with poses and gesture. Stay tuned!