Friday, March 03, 2006

The Oval Portrait


Oil on Acrylic, Strathmore 500 Board [images are cropped]



This Edgar Allen Poe image for the short story, The Oval Portrait, was another of Kent Williams' assignments. Kent had us pick a Poe story or poem and do a vertically formatted book cover of it. I will say that although I spent a lot of time on it, it needs more work and leaves much to be desired. The picture frame needs to be rendered tighter along with numerous other fixes. I included the pencil sketch which has a bit more breath to it.

12 comments:

Virginia Valle said...

really beautiful

Bobby Chiu said...

lovely and eerie at the same time!

CarolineJarvis said...

You really know how to capture the essence of a character! Great job!

ShigueS said...

Very good! So sad look, reminds Poe´s stories indeed. I loved the pencils... somehow they captured the feeling of creation better than the painting (wich rox too).

ELiza Jäppinen said...

You have great skills with light, I espescially like this one though, because it's beautiful yet macabre... It remind me actually of some image I've seen of poe, something in the eyes. And thanks for visiting my blog.

the heartful blogger said...

Thanks so much for your encouraging comments on my blog. I really like this, both versions of it, they seem so different. Fascinating to see the differences between them.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Hey nice work !!

J.D.Turley said...

Love this. Great work man. I would love to see it painted with flat colors. If you end up painting it I will bye it.

J.D.Turley said...

Oops buy it. Haha

J.D.Turley said...

Crap you did paint it. Don't worry about me I'm a little tired. Looks great. How much would you sell me a print for?

Thiago said...

that's beautiful, man!

Enzie Shahmiri said...

Very nice!