Saturday, March 28, 2009
This Psalm came to me quite easily actually. Once I read through the Psalm, the idea and imagery just popped into my head and off I went.
The model is actually an attorney that worked in the same building as I did. A very nice guy and a good person, but I knew I could draw out the "tone" I was looking for, but it took a lot of photos to finally get him annoyed enough to get the expression I needed.
The background imagery fit well, but looking back with the current events I could have probably thrown in more financial institutions other than just the street sign. Here is the final image:
As you can see, I made some changes on the final image.
I changed the oil rigs from the drawing, I felt like it was too much in the middle and distracted from "flow".
It also gave me the chance to include the Psalm title, by making it into a tie clip.
Once again, I really tried to "weight" the lines, by carving some thick and some thin. I think it helps to give me a "gray" somewhat.
O.K., here are the decorative inital and illumination. The scan is not the greatest, as the tan is actually gold and the green is more of a warm color.
Here is the completed image. Once again, a long Psalm, but at least I got it to fit without doing anything odd or fancy. Comments are welcome!