Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Three and a half years ago, I got the high minded idea to illustrate Beowulf.
I was a slacker then and it never happened, but I did read Seamus Heaney's fantastic translation, and now I'm warming back up to the idea. This is a bit more of a test than anything else, mainly to see how the pen and ink works. I'll be drifting heavily into the Hobbit work over the next month or so, but coming back to these in the spring.
"Grendel's Fen." Pen and ink and lots of little lines. This could perhaps also be titled, "How to put way too much detail in your drawing." Around 8 to 10 hours, lots of big time inspiration from Bernie Wrightson's Frankenstein, and hopefully worth the scroll on the big version.