Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Illustration Friday: Skyline


These are probably the most recent paintings I've done with a "skyline" in them. I would normally picture a city when I think of a skyline, but I live in Utah and these are more like the skylines I'm used to. The paintings are from a children's book I've been working on, but the project got killed and now I'm left with a bunch of paintings that don't really have a purpose. I figured it would be okay to post them. It might be the only time they will ever be seen. Enjoy.

21 comments:

Edric Hsu said...

Hope your lovely paintings find their true purpose soon! Meantime, I'm glad we get to see them first! :D

Courtney said...

It's too bad about the project getting killed beause that's the only cute snake I have ever seen.

Lady Guedes said...

The skiing snake is hilarious!

Patrick said...

You are such a master of color! The skiing snake is awesome... my son recently came up with a gunslinging snake character- he will get a kick out of seeing this!

manukat said...

cool snake character

michael dailey said...

these are alot of fun to bad it got axed. like th e lil snake pic on the wall in the bottom one

smoen said...

Great contrast in skylines! I love the snakes hat. Great use of color and composition.

Stacia said...

Well that sucks! Sorry to hear that your project got killed. Like your images - maybe time to self publish?

Fulton Beal said...

The skiing snake is the best. Such a lovely character, too bad the book got the axe, looks like it would have been an incredibly fun story.

Caitlin said...

YAY! So good to see a skyline that's not the cliched city buildings! lovely illos, i hope you find a new home for them.

Steve said...

Man I ‘d love to get into children books, these are really cool paintings, sorry the project got cancelled… I guess their loss is our gain, still it is a shame. Great work

Amy said...

These are absolutely beautiful. Really, really stunning. The detail, the coloring, the character....all wonderful. Love it!

Ken Chandler said...

Wow Guy! What you do with acrylics... truly incredible! Sorry about the cancelation, but I know other work is out there waiting for your talents to make them amazing! Good luck, and thanks for posting.

Kactiguy said...

Thanks everybody. I really appreciate your comments. Maybe someday something might happen with this book. Who knows.

GhettoFab said...

fantatic stuff Guy! Wouldve love to have seen the book come out. I also would love to command half your creativity, maybe even a third...

Cindy said...

The skiing one is cute and silly, but I like the sleeping one best. I like the cool evening colors bathing the canyon rocks and ledges. The snake is so peaceful and happy in his home. I like his pattern/scaling. Thanks for sharing.

carla said...

I think these are great! I've always wanted to see a snake ski, so now i'm happy:> It's a shame about the book...everyone should enjoy these!

Hans said...

Really great illustrations and good composition too. What a shame that project didn't go through, it looks like it could've been a fun book. Good thing we have blogger, so you can at least share them with us, so we can get inspired:D

Great stuff!

Hans

Alina Chau said...

This is lovely!! Would definitly make a great page in a story book!! Love the snake character! sooo cute!

Paige Keiser said...

What a shame, Guy, to have this project cancelled - and such beautiful paintings too. That publisher is sure missing out!

The Tart said...

I love this guy! He lives the good life. ; p

Smooch,
The Tart
; )