This piece was painted to accompany an article in the latest issue of Bark Magazine. The story was a touching one written by a woman who passed away and her husband discovered the story in a drawer. I was honored to paint something for the article.
I have sold many prints of this piece so if you would like a print, drop me a line!
A robot finds a lost kitty in a cardboard box during a rainstorm. Poor little guy. As if he wasn't scared enough as it was.
I originally intended to ink this after doing the initial painting, but I decided I like it enough as it is. I finally feel like I'm getting the hang of this watercoloring business. This was really a major experiment for me in technique, perspective, and color use, so let me know what you think.
Tenth (!!) in my "Women of Japanese Horror" series. Holy crap, have I actually done 10 paintings already? Considering that I have the attention span of a gnat when it comes to doing comic pagesm, that's pretty incredible. No, really, it is.
This one's of Otsuyu, the tragic "heroine" of the Rakugo (one-man storytelling) story "Botan Dourou", or "The Peony Lantern". I really adore that story due to Otsuyu's motive for coming back: she returned out of love, not out of hatred or vengeance. You can read the whole story at this URL: [link]
This painting, despite not being as comlicated as the others, still took me a long time due to personal things happening lately. I wish the white gel pen worked out a bit better, and I don't think I did a good job making the lantern look illuminated enough. If the painting's contrast looks odd, it's because I got a new computer with an LCD monitor, so I can't see the colors the same as with my old comp.
I used up half a tube of white watercolor to make the flowers/leaves. Egads!
Watercolor, pencil, gel pen and Photosho (contrasting, etc.)