Thursday, March 27, 2008

The Old Stud and the Mast

This was a piece for a book cover assignment.  I chose The Old Man and the Sea.  He came out a lot more sturdy than I had intended, my teacher felt he was too good looking.  I kind of agree.  In the story it mentions how his shirt was patched up, much like the mast he used to propel his ship.  I decided to let that be the main concept of the illustration.  

I went back to watercolor for this piece, and it needs more polish.  I just was growing tired of digital work and wanted something a bit more real.  The fact that I had to either scan or photograph the image is why it's not quite as crisp as other images.  Enjoy.

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