Monday, July 21, 2008

6 Fang Marks & a Tetanus Shot


Been on summer break and doing a lot of traveling...sadly this has kept me away from Illustration Friday and getting to view all of the people's work I enjoy. Hopefully I'll be back in full swing within a couple of weeks.

This is a pic I just finished a couple of days ago from a book I read call 6 Fang Marks and a Tetanus Shot. It is a bit of a gift just because there was such strong images in the book and at the time I thought I needed another project as I had finished up several smaller ones....then it took me 5 months to actually get around to it. The gentleman that wrote it is a jack of all trades and I'm not sure how he keeps pace with a family, writing (on multiple fronts it now appears), as well as being the captain of his own fleet of commercial airliners. There is a lot that goes on in the book and it is pretty quick paced. To me it was a bit maddening at times(but in a good way) because it was if you had stolen someone's journal of someone you actually know...and it has the definite feel of 'life' and the true absurdity and choices that sometimes comes with it. If you haven't had a chance to read it you can snag it Amazon.com!

7 comments:

Chris said...

Brian returns! Welcome back. Really nice piece, by the way -- very intricate. My older brother creates a lot of fine-detail pen & ink work similar to this and it takes him forever to finish one piece. It looks like you put quite a bit of effort into this one. The outcome is really nice.

Andreas Torverud said...

I love this one! Superb.

/ AT

studio lolo said...

Wow!! This makes up for not seeing you for a while. Awesome!!

ValGalArt said...

I'm glad you had some ispiring downtime. This image is stupendous, it's got everything, amazing perspective, great details awesome layout! Very wonderful Brian :)

steve said...

Looks like a good read Brian. And the drawing here is nothing short of incredible.

Anonymous said...

BB! Believe me, it's even more impressive in real life. Proud to see that my book has inspired you to such surreal heights. Thanks again!
R.

Emily said...

Oh those wings! Fierce lines!