Friday, April 28, 2006

Under the Sea

under_sea
Cover art for "The Woman Who Walked Into the Sea"
by Philip R. Craig
acrylics on illustration board

19 comments:

chocolat said...

i really like this one!

MiJa said...

oooh freaky! What a cool scene! Love it!

rick said...

how long did this take you to do?

it's pretty amazing.

Rick Lovell said...

Rick-

I don't want to sound condescending, but here's the truth of it:
Four years of art classes in high school,two years of art lessons, four years of art college, three years as a staff illustrator in a studio, ten years as a freelance illustrator, a week reading the manuscript, a day or two gathering reference and doing rough sketches, a day or two revising the sketches, hours on the phone to the art director, refining the drawing, a week or so doing the painting, shipping the painting, and getting paid.
Answer; not too long.

The Tart said...

Wow!!! Spectacular, stunning ... as always!

Smooch,
The Tart

Love the houses on the hillside too!

Twisselman said...

Wonderful... You've posted such wonderful illustrations, but I think this one ranks as my favorite of yours. Your response to Rick was not condescending; just reflective of a lifetime of training and experience that percolates/translates into finished pieces.

Katili said...

Very effective!!!!! I am all crazy about those colours and effects. How in earth did you create that under wave creature look so, so mystic and... and those sky eggects. This is so scifi that I must say, you have the power.

carla said...

My goodness Rick...is that all it takes? Just many, many years of schooling and lots of experience (oh yeah..and oodles of talent)? All kidding aside...this is absolutely amazing...very spooky and very cool. Your work always blows me away, and I'd be hard pressed to pick just one as a favorite, but this would defintely be up there. Wow!

Erik M said...

Very Nice Rick
One day I will hopefully do the kind of quality work that you do
see ya thursday

Pati @-;-- said...

Urs is magic. One of my favorites, no doubt ;)

Cecilia's Art said...

i oved it! , its very wonderful to see at that woman entering into the sea, or she lives there?, i dont know , bu tiliked it a lot!

i loved the one of the woman, the sketch, its lovely, u have a wonderful lines there,

kiss

Jaimie said...

This is so beautiful and mysterious, moody. Just lovely

Julie Oakley said...

Love the illustration and I love the step-by-step tutorial you've included here in the comments

phlegmfatale said...

beautiful. I love the jade-like murk.

Christine Lim Simpson said...

Very powerful illo. I like the lighting.

Glad to be back to look at your work again. :)

Lois said...

This is a great image! Your blog is great, a cool mix of professionalism, learning, studies and experimentation.

Anonymous said...

great image I like the lighting.and the shadow

Anonymous said...

wooooooooooow......
ans there's an UFO!!!!!!
amazing!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my... what a significant piece of art work! Bravo!