Sunday, 27 November 2011


My Final for the 7 Deadly sins. Envy was a take on snow white where the wicked witch says ' who is the fairest of them all' and wrath is fairly obvious, the bears are the associated animal of wrath.

Glad I have finished this series, Ive decided not to go back and improve each one, I dont really have the time, and I would rather move on to other things using what I have learned from these illustrations.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Lust Final illustration

Lust final, apart from the obvious symbolisms ;p the bull is often associated with lust, moreover I have made this bull an Ankh bull, which in Egyptian mythology was associated with fertility which I felt was appropriate for this illustration.

Now I have Wrath and Envy left to do, I finished all of my development work the other day so I can just go straight into the finals. Brought my self an Intuos4 large, hopefully it will arrive on Monday. Apart from the fact it looks amazing lol it should help reduce the problems I have with Tendinitis as I won't be using my wrist as much.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

warm up speedies.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Gluttony Final
Finally finished this illustration depicting Gluttony. The symbolisms for this one are fairly self explanatory so I don't think I need to list them lol

Just have Envy, Wrath and Lust left now.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Sloth Final illustration
This is my final illustration for Sloth. The symbolisms for this one are the fairy is generally seen as a very playful creature, fun, carefree etc, and so I thought she would pride subtle hints to sloth, and of course the cliche of the fact she is a asleep is there, to help communicate the idea. The goat is the associated animal for Sloth hence why she is sleeping on him.

I thought that the back lighting with overcast provides a more dramatic scene whilst also suggesting dusk, subtle shadows are created as a result, and a general attemp to make a really relaxed lighting scheme to help the sloth like feel.

I decided to blur the background to bring focus on the characters, and give the idea that the eyes are sleepy still and thus everything that you arent looking at is blurry as a result.

And on another note Ive just passed my driving theory test :) So I now have one less thing to worry about.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Final 2
Improved my previous illustration a bit. Its actually a illustration for Greed, not Gluttony, although they are very similar. Corrected the text on the last one to correspond with that.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Greed Final
Finished another of my 7 deadly sin illustrations. As you can see I've change the style completely, I wanted to try a more painterly approach, and I feel the illustration works better this way, rather than the stiff/digital looking Pride illustration that I did previously.

This approach was inspired by Frank Frazettas work, and the 'Barbarian' illustration by Maciej Kuciara.   

As for symbolisms this one is more obvious than the Pride one I think. There is a frog as the central character, as Greed according to my research is represented by the frog. Hes overweight, and has donuts on his spear when he clearly does not need more food. I tried to make his mouth look like its watering to imply he wants more food.

As a direct contrast to this I have a anorexic looking male figure reaching out for food in the foreground, the fact the frog has food is there to emphasize his greed and lack of caring for others. Also as you can see in the background theres some sundaes lol

Had trouble with the anatomy, still don't think it looks right, and the colours seem to have gone a bit muddy towards the end. Ahh well, have to move on as I still have 5 more illustrations to do on top of all my other work. Hopefully I'll have time before the hand in to be able to go back and fix up my illustrations.