Wednesday, February 12, 2014

St. Thaddeus concept art

This is a piece I completed in August 2013 for my husband who is writing a Christmas story. This scene depicts the moment when the main character first meets the woman he puts all of his hopes and dreams upon. The background comes from a memory of my own in Tahoe's south shore in Winter during my honeymoon. The face for St. Thaddeus is a combination of famous pop culture male figures, most predominantly that of Robert Downey Jr. The woman's face was based on an old 1930s clothing model photograph I found in my files. Their attire is original but based on designs worn during the Charles Dickens era. Notice St. Thaddeus' capricious little pet! The art was sketched in pencil, outlined in ink and water colored background with acrylic texturing and details.