Friday, August 10, 2007

Eric Fortune's Red Magician

Many people seem (justifiably) enamored with Eric Fortune's The Red Magician. Here is a progression from sketch to finish. In art school they tell you that a painting should slowly evolved from the ground up. Of all the illustrators I know, only Eric and David Bowers actually to paint like that. Eric's patience pays off -- all that layering creates a glow and a subtlety to the surface that is just remarkable.

Thumbnail interview with Eric here.

13 comments:

Tanja said...

Wonderful! Thanks for posting -- always appreciate seeing artist's progress shots and getting even just a bit of an idea of what he/she is doing to make a great illustration.

Carl V. said...

Breathtaking!!! I don't know what else to say. Wow!

lyon said...

Fantastic! Thank you for posting this and thank you to Eric as well. There is such a wonderful blend of realism and stylization in this piece. I love the fabric and the composition and concept are just outstanding. Thanks again.

Livia Llewellyn said...

Thanks so much for posting this. And please tell Mr. Fortune that if he ever gets the urge to release this art as some kind of limited-edition poster, I'll be first in line to buy it. Because it is made of Magnitogorsk-y smokestack AWESOME. :D

MD Encolpius said...

wow ,the fabric is fantastic

Woodrow J. Hinton III said...

Wow Irene,

This blog is a great find.Thank you for all the great content. I love seeing Eric's work, he is a huge inspiartion and a great guy. Posting his progress is very helpful and the Spectrum stuff is great.

Peace,
W

mike said...

"Many people seem (justifiably) enamored with Eric Fortune's The Red Magician."

sounds like it's time for mr. fortune to get some prints made of this puppy. :)
beautiful work!

Irene Gallo said...

Eric also has a step-by-step of his MicroVisions "robot" painting in his picture file on Myspace. I'm not sure if this link will work but, here goes:
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=5064102

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