Saturday, 28 February 2009

Shadowlands

Here is something a little different that I produced around a year and a half ago. The Shadowlands were created by drawing using a Wacom Tablet onto the computer. They are designed to be printed at 1m sq. I have two of them printed onto canvas hanging on the walls at home. Each picture took 6 weeks of afternoons to make. The only points of colour in either picture are the red boots of a small triangular man hidden in the landscape. At present I don't have immediate plans to make another as they are extremely labour intensive, and too obsessive for most people to live with on their walls :) Bonus points to anyone who spots the little triangular man in his little red boots...

The Farmer (above) the first in the Shadowlands series.

White Rose the slightly gentler second picture.

12 comments:

EB said...

Oh wow - I think they are absolutely amazing. I prefer the first one.

Polly said...

Exquisite pictures... if I had one on my wall I would do nothing else but stare at it... can't find the red boots though!

Sarahs illustratons said...

These are amazing Luke, you have so much patience!

I couldn't find the red boots either! :)

Helen Pickup said...

I can't find the red boots! Please tell us where are they :(

Suzy Q said...

Wow, your pictures are detail heaven! I love your style!

sandra mucciardi said...

oh wow! how gorgeous are these? these drawings are absolutely stunning! very intense..
they truly are wonderful!
great work!!!

A Cuban In London said...

I agree with you. The second picture is gentler, both in tone and composition. At 1m each they would be impressive to have in the house. Many thanks for this lovely pressie.

Greetings from London.

Dusik said...

the canvases are beautiful! and very detailed. amazing!!!

Dusik said...

i actually always wondered, how people do things like this. did you have a general idea in your head, and a sketch before your started? or did you kinda created it as you go...?

Luke Maitland said...

Thanks for your comments. The way I did this was to map a rough outline of the main shapes such as the where the valley, buildings, horizon line would be. Then began adding this dense pattern. Working my way out from one point.

faeorain said...

These illustrations are intense. They make me feel heavy...like the air around me is dense and thick...I can sense every molecule, every atom. Excellent work.

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