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Monday, April 11, 2011

My Original Illustration Style: Oil Paint


This is some examples of my traditional illustration painting style. This similar to the type of work I first promoted when starting to illustrate over 10 years ago. While the digital stuff came a little later and eventually took over as my main style, this was my bread-and-butter when first starting out. I was influenced heavily by Phil Burke (which is probably pretty evident.) Looking through RollingStone and seeing his work is the reason I wanted to illustrate.

This is oil paint on board. No Photoshop for the most part, other than to scan.

I still paint for a few regular clients but found the digital work gave me a bit of a more mainstream appeal and attracted newer clients. I plan to start promoting the paint style again more heavily in the future as the trend towards traditional-looking art comes back.

2 comments:

pete ryan said...

this is great stuff too - you're a talented guy!

Brian Taylor Illustration said...

Thanks, Pete.

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