Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Magic Week Continued

Here's one of my favorites. It's not a Magic card, but rather the cover of a Magic novel that ties in to the newest set. A couple of the fishmen are a little wonky, but I love the old school horror movie dynamic between the main fishman and the seriously unlucky elf. And the bio-luminescent nouveau vines.

10 comments:

gail said...

I like the "bio-luminescent nouveau vines". Oh, and the way you handled the vines themselves too. :) Cool tension, both with the characters and the contrast of the "below and above" the water level.

How large did you work on this one Adam?

gail

Vinod Rams said...

Hi Adam! Not sure if you remember me (Vinod Rams) but I've been following your blog for a while now and these last posts are amazing. I just had to comment! I love the expression on the hero! I love how lush and "buttery" the paint is. Keep it up!
-Vinod

Ricardo Betancourt said...

Man, I think this id my favorite illustration up to this point. Well actually, I really like the one with the fire fox and the harry whale. This magic week is great. I love the color palate in all your work. You know who(I think)has a similar palate as yours? James Gurney. Have you seen his blog? Its spectacular. http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/
Anyway thanks for posting these up Mr.Editpus Rex :)

Shawn Escott said...

Really amazing! Do you work only traditional?

Jamin LeFave said...

I would have to agree with Ricardo, this is my favorite illustration of this weeks post!

Adam Rex said...

Hey, Vnod!
Thanks, everyone.
I love Gurney, Ricardo. He's one of my heroes.
I've been doing a lot of digital painting lately, Shawn. Even this piece started as a digital underpainting, which I printed out and painted over in oils.

Shawn Escott said...

For real!!?? Wow man that is so cool. So do you do the sketch digital also?

Eric Braddock said...

this one.. is so good. I'm digging it. I especially like the freshness of it, definitely an instant favorite!

Brian Biggs said...

Adam is nothing if not "digital." And fella, you draw the best bio-luminescent nouveau vines in the biz.

Anima base said...

I can't belive my eyes.
It's awesome work~