Monday, May 18, 2009

Dream Kingdom

So I just finished this guy up a few days past. Its probably the most kid-friendly thing I've done since these guys years past. So yeah, I really enjoyed working on this one, and its given me some ideas on some long-term personal projects I'd like to start on, focusing on elaborate environments. I've really been admiring Mary Grandpre's palettes lately, sort of "rediscovered" her work. You might know Mary's work on the Harry Potter books in the United States, but she's got way better stuff than that! Really worth a look if you've never been to her site, and if you already have - well, one good turn deserves another!


I think its neat to be able to claim influences on artists that people wouldn't normally associate you with. I would prattle on about all my various influences, but I think that might be a little self-indulgent. It'd be as though this blog were all about me or something.



Next time I post, I'm hoping to have some darker fantasy material to share. I wouldn't want you guys to think I'm all just cuddly animals over here.

7 comments:

Scott Altmann said...

Dude that piece is excellent! I love it -you definitely have a knack for doing the more 'kid-friendly' work .
Oh -I'd like to know your influences..I like reading that stuff:)

Scott Brundage said...

I'll go in alphabetical order. Scott A, first, then me.

Gorgeous stuff as usual, McLean. I was gunnin for your piece at the student show. Keep it up. I enjoy nice blog distractions.

Adam Tamte Volker said...

this is a really nice piece Mclean.

-Tamte

Gabriele Pasqualino said...

hey man, very nice body of work around here :) keep em coming

Adam Ford said...

Really nice work here. Your fox piece actually reminds me a lot of Windsor Mckay's Nemo work.

Olumuyiwa Ajagbe said...

beautiful rendering. color palette, composition, everything!

mclean said...

Thanks a lot guys! The encouragement means a lot to me!