Devil Totem

Title: "All of Me, 1k"

Back in early 2000 I did several Salish style animal pictures, I sold them on shirts a bit, but the designs have pretty much been shelved for a long time. Recently, I thought about trying to work some of that Salish style into my present work, either in "spirit" or more literally.  I sketched out this new piece a few weeks ago, and yesterday I finally dove and got it done. The fun part about using the Salish style is that I normally have the larger encompassing figure planned out, but after that part is drawn I wing it, carving shapes into the larger outline and then experimenting with what types of figures work in the voids and spaces.

Final Gripping Beast

gripbeast_pencils03_color 23 This is the final colored gripping beast picture. The full size is 18"x18" at 600DPI, it was a good thing I bought this new machine, my old Mac wouldn't have been cable of handle this large of a file. I'm debating if I need to add some more highlights to the skeletons in the beast's body but I want to see some test prints before I do any more.