Tuesday, June 29, 2010

St Hugh

New personal project, inspired by a line from The Everlasting Man by GK Chesterton. "The dark alien woman staring from her high lattice and hearing like the babble of a brook over a stoney street, the singing of little St Hugh" He was referring to the Medieval child martyr little Hugh, and the alien woman would've been a witch. Did a few character studies from Brian Froud and Alan Lee's book Faeries, just to have something to go from.


  1. You can't go wrong with Alan Lee and Brian Froud.

  2. I am really loving the look and action of the boy. But i think i would want to see more motion in the figure of the witch, and if not, then i would switch up the composition to make her feel less stiff.

  3. Really nice sketches. I really like the movement you convey.

    Also I wanted to say congrats on getting the scholarship to Illuxcon. Really nice piece. Maybe we'll run into each other at the con.

  4. I don't know, I think the stiffness adds and contrasts nicely with the boy. Actually ends up making the thing MORE dynamic.

    By the way, I found your blog via Bob Cook! You're doing some nice work!!