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.