Friday, April 22, 2011

Springtime in the Garden

New illustration work! This is the spring 2011 issue of St. Martin's University alumni magazine, Insights. When I first got the assignment, we discussed doing something bright and spring-y incorporating the themes of regeneration, and of older and younger generations coming together. So, I chose to work with the bronze statue of St. Benedict that lives on campus.. here he is chilling out with his crow friend:

And here's my finsihed product. Trying to paint the likeness of the statue was a real challenge! I think it came out pretty good though. Its always nice to have a project where you have to push your boundaries and perceived limitations as an artist.