I’m pleased to announce that the published cover art for Polar Starlight #11 is one of my fav art pieces. This piece is mixed with Prisma crayon and tempera paint. There’s an interesting story behind it…
On my way home from work, on the metro, I was suddenly hit with inspiration. Of course, I didn’t have my full art supplies with me at the time, so I used what I had on hand. A pad of paper and a mechanical pencil.
You might be surprised to learn that mechanical pencils are very convenient to quickly sketch an idea, before that idea slips away and vanishes forever. What’s the idea, you ask?
I fully visualized a woman as a tree with figures clinging to the branches. For whatever reason, I didn’t see this as full color. Something closer to black and white, and ghostly. Almost parasitic. Why? Because I can.
Using a mixture of Prisma crayons and tempera paint created the visual effect that I wanted. I love using mixed media.
I call this piece Confession Tree. The tree is confessing all the parasites. See the full cover art and read the issue with my art as the cover here.
You’re welcome to come up with your own interpretation. In fact, I encourage you to come up with any interpretation you want. You can send me a message here or my Facebook Page. I’d love to know your thoughts.
Although my costume plans fell through last year, I’m so excited that this year the costume will work out perfectly. All I will say is that a dragon is involved.
*Not actual size.
**Not actual color either.