Monday, June 27, 2011

Sketchbook Scan


I may add to this page later, but wanted to go ahead and post now.  I've put this little book down for far too long.  Bad habits you know - drawing on envelopes and paper found on the floor.  Hey, I'm sure you do it too!

4 comments:

Joe Sutphin said...

You may have to stop referring to it as a "sketch"book... :)
more like a drawing tablet?

i think you should do more darker high fantasy images like this! remove some of your traditional humor from your art, maybe a few nice pieces like this, and you could be onto something!

I would love to see a LOTR book illustrated by you like this! Orcs and men battling would look pretty amazing drawn by you. maybe you could surprise us sometime with an awesome orc image, totally serious and nasty!

this girl is awesome! she could take an orc on.

Fr Matthew Green said...

I agree with Joe, as long as you don't stop the more humorous illustrations too. I'd love to see you do Gandalf confronting the balrog... or Eowyn taking on the Witch-King of Angmar.

Anthony VanArsdale said...

I must confess that I've had in my mind for many years now, a painting of Eowyn and the Ring-wraith. It's a composition and subject that I've worked and reworked, because I feel it needs to be just right. It's getting better but is not quite there. I'm going to have to post some sketches on that soon.

Thanks to the both of you!

Ben Hatke said...

Wow, Anthony. Wow.