Wednesday, 16 March 2011

The Contestants

Another illustration for Caliban. This story is on a sword fight between a young man and an aristocrat. The fight ends with the death of the aristocrat so used to the fine art of fencing rather then the reality of a true sword fight Read the full story. This particular piece, despite its simplicity in composition, took around 9 hours to complete due to the huge amount of graphite required to light the area by candlelight.


This is the original drawing on A3 bristol board but I felt it lacked the true atmosphere of a candlelit area. So using a simple texture of some old sepia toned paper with very dark edges I created this piece.


While it isn't true candlelight colour I think it does go much further towards creating an atmosphere of candlelight.

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