Friday, March 26, 2010

Myth Illustrations

These are 3 illustrations for the myth of Osiris, Horus and Isis.

First two black and white with a red spot color.
The first one is when Horus cuts off Isis' head and Thoth replaces it with a cow head. The second two are different takes off of when Isis speaks Osiris back to life. I like the graphicness of the first two.


  1. Top. The brush strokes in the wings and her body are work well with the graphic look of the cow head. I suggest trying a version where the spatter a bit smaller and less overpowering.

    Middle. The red around the mouth makes it unmistakable now. I'm also glad you used it in the entire area as opposed to just using red for the shape of the lips. The additional red lines in the human form also make it clearer that it is, in fact, a human form, but not necessarily one in a solid, physical form.

    Bottom. The wing/shoulder area looks much better now. There's a tiny dark area in the wing just above the dark outer contour/shaddow area of Isis' back. It looks like a crease where the shoulder of the wing meets the rest and that causes the wing to flatten out a bit. That top part should look like it's featheres around flesh, bone and muscle. A little more cylindrical. The feathers could also use a bit more detail.

    Looking really good, sir.

  2. I'm really enjoying the top black and white one. I think it's all the movement of the red and black. I like the red spatter against the sort of majestic black line work. Very nice.