Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Illustration Friday: Legendary

I don't know why, but this week's Illustration Friday word just didn't seem to inspire me that much. Nonetheless I've had a bash at it. I was originally going to do a Samson & Delilah theme, but changed my mind at the last minute and decided to do a King Arthur picture... specifically the legend that refers to the Lady In The Lake giving Arthur his famous Sword. I may've been slightly influenced by Monthy Python and The Holy Grail as I seem to have recreated Graham Chapman's beard to an uncanny degree. From the outset I wanted to do a high-grade image (like my Intricate or Instinct pictures) in the full knowledge that next week I'm going to attempt something more natural. So to help me along this week, I've used a bit more Photoshop than usual. I just hope the image doesn't look too...artificial.

11 comments:

Kris-Tea said...

Very good illo! Perfect for the topic :) I like the light of the sword, the hand, Arthur.. all! lol

Dusik said...

Jim! the water looks amazing!...
and what a great idea!

(i better get on doing something legendary too)

Jack Foster said...

Love the lighting effects...like the moon and sword. Really great detail from the water to the woodgrain on the boat. Another fine work by the legendary Jim "Row"land :)

angels said...

Well done illustration!
Good environment recreation.

Katie said...

Not artificial at all. I love it. Very wonderful idea. I'm going to have to check this story out. I don't think I've heard it or remember it. Beautifully done illustration.

Asja said...

you did a great job on this one! i love the water and the lightning effect, too. just superb!
and thank you for the lovely comment on my blog!

Bella Sinclair said...

Whoa, really great on the lighting. And that water!! I love this legend. One of my favorites. For some reason, I couldn't get inspired this week either. :(

adrienne trafford said...

ah, one of my favorite stories - makes me want to make a lady of the lake!! this is very wonderful - i especially love the moonlight...

yoon see said...

Wow! The sword is the focus here!
This is your best piece Jim:)

Ester said...

this is great!! I love arthur leyend!!

黃立行Stanley said...

I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool!
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Thanks!