Saturday, March 25, 2006

MONSTER2/footsteps

this is not the path I thought
this is not the path I sought
this is not the dream I bought
just a fever of fate I caught

from Dark Rivers of the Heart
Dean Koontz

29 comments:

ValGalArt said...

Beautiful illustration, great perspective, love the watching cat!

isay said...

i agree-the perspective is great and it's creepy----and it makes me think...

Francesca said...

Ooh this is great, reminds me a little of de Chirico. Very creepy and atmospheric, one to spend time with :)

the heartful blogger said...

This is so creepy, you achieved the atmosphere well! Like the ginger cat too!

The Unknown said...

Very odd and beautiful. I love it.
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Katili said...

This has a special stopped, dreamlike feeling. I also like the perspective and the small coloured details. You have well captured the moment just before "it" comes. I love Stephen King, but Dean Koontz is as powerful a mystery and scary tale writer. They have different styles, which I like.

And I like your style, too. Very talented.

Twisselman said...

Something wicked this way comes... Your illustrations are so rich in their storytelling. Think I said this once before... but your art would be great to put in front of a creative writing class and have the students interpret.

I've only seen Dean Koontz's names on the cover of books... the quote makes me want to open up one of those books.

Oh, and the storm clouds below reveal any number of monstrous faces.

Missed getting to either of your feet posts last week, but I especially like the Downtown Divas approach.

Alina Chau said...

This is great!! reminded me of Deli's style!! GREAT WORK!

TXArtcGal said...

Very eerie!! Awesome job...and, it tells so much! LOVE your other monster illo too!! Dark and ominous! (insert Twilight Zone theme here)....

kimbu said...

As ever, your stuff is great. Love the cat looking up, about to run.

pablo said...

What is coming? Maybe some big monster? Or maybe the man with the potatoes he come - everybody happy - mash potato fiesta!

You never know.

Nice - I like very much!

Teri C said...

Wow, such depth and brooding. Great job!

2danimator said...

nice composition and depth.

Roz Foster said...

What a dark and mystical beach front town. I feel like a ghost ship is about to land on the shore. Great atmosphere!

steve said...

OOOH--spooooky stuff. This is an excellent accompanying illustration to the book passage.

Tony Sarrecchia said...

Cool. I love the sureal look to this. Great job.

catnapping said...

great perspective! I love the cat in the foreground, and is that another one on the rail of a distant balcony?

cool illo. spooky.

carla said...

This is defintely very very scary looking...it's ominous in the way the building and the dark sky crowd us...it makes me feel tense...the walking figure could either be evil or a victim. I love the cat! I agree with twisselman - your paintings would make awesome writing prompts!

Lou said...

A very eerie seeting indeed. Sort of looks like the cat is waiting, but knows what is coming in the distance. Great colors and atmosphere! Great job!

butterfly said...

As carla said , I also felt tense when I saw this illo. I t looks like a storm is coming. tripping..I really like this one..

Suzan said...

Very nice! love the soft painterly look. Great colors and feel.

Jaimie said...

what a frightening yet strangely beautiful landscape. I love the mysterious feel of this

Bron Smith said...

I really like your Dean Koontz piece. I like your digital brushy style. I can't figure out whether it's Photoshop or Painter.

buep said...

Scary! Really great colors . You 've achived the atmosphere! I like this one!

Toni said...

Wonderful feel for this piece. It would look great on the book cover. the perspective is awesome.

Lauren said...

Wonderful illustration! Great use of colors and I love the 3D/ real look. Also, nice use of contrast. As soon as I saw this picture, I got a spooky feeling.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

wow I really like this illustration; love the movement of the horizontal and vertical lines.

ks said...

i really like this piece. i like the waves and the look of the sky, the strange light

kan said...

Just wonderful Your style is so rich and glowing.