Across the River

Here’s the first picture I teased a few weeks ago. This was the first in a series of artwork that I did as Christmas gift for Suzanne. This one’s called “Across the River”, inspired by the excellent Peter Gabriel song.

As far as the composition goes, it draws heavily from Maxfield Parrish to the point that it’s almost a blatent rip-off. Everything, from the use of the golden ratio for the division of the compositional elements, to the city architecture, to even (most blatantly) a girl on a rock is Maxield Parrish. But this isn’t really surprising to anyone who knows me. One constant in my life has been my love of his art. To this day I feel a peaceful excitement when I look at his work. They are scenes that I want to be in. So, I figure, as long as I’m imitating, why not imitate something I love. Obviously, this doesn’t even scratch the surface of his skill, but of all the artists I’m grateful to, he sits in the top row.

This was drawn with pencil and colored in Photoshop.

Check back tomorrow for the next in the series of Christmas drawings.

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