Friday, December 14, 2007

"HELL BELOW ME, STARS ABOVE" -- Take two!





I guess you could call this a reworking of my original "Hell Below Me, Stars Above" piece. It's the same basic theme and layout(astronaut on rocky peak besieged by tentacles and claws, blasting away at the advancing hordes), just a bit modified. I have a bad habit of wanting to continually go back and tinker with old pieces I'm no longer happy with. I hope I don't spend the rest of my life going back and revisiting the same bunch of illustrations.

This is just the pencil stage, of course. I flipped the original and kind of like how it looks in reverse, reading more from left to right. Haven't yet decided which version I like. Inks and colors to come.

8 comments:

Todd Michael Rogers said...

We should work together! What are your religious beliefs?!

I'm...I'm kidding...

But seriously, I almost called your phone, I really dig this stuff.

Shoot me an e-mail?

toddmichaelr@gmail.com

franco said...

the foreshortening of the gun/hand is off. it looks like a mutant.

Pop-Monkey said...

The foreshortening of the whole piece is "off". It's a stylized foreshortening I'm going for. I'm not exactly a photorealist, as you can see from pretty much the entire body of my work.

IrisOn said...

would you finish this already

Emily Dove Gross said...

Holy crap Jared! This is going to turn into the masterpiece of your lifetime. After you finish it, you need to display all the versions you've done in a gallery. I bet it would fill the entire space ;)

Jenika said...

What do you mean, take two? More like take eleven and a half. I agree with Erik- just finish it already! XD

Gary Barker said...

Jared, I really like the top one.
But where is your sequential stuff ?...you need to be in the comics!!!!!

Dustin said...

This is the greatest thing I've ever seen. Do you sell prints?

let me know darkforestfilms@gmail.com