Friday, October 18, 2013

A Terror Process

- by John Jude Palencar

“A Terror” ... well not really but a fun e-story project for TOR Books. Creative Director, Irene Gallo and I were back and forth on the concept: sad concept or more “horror show”.

Here's the link to the short story: "A Terror" by Jeffery Ford.

The finished painting is pencil on board, blocked in with acrylic washes, and gradual building of the form with hatching, scumbling and scratching.

First the rough sketches:




Pencil on board

Initial acrylic washes

Additional acrylic washes

"A Terror" 9.25" x 10.25" Acrylic on board

14 comments:

  1. I wasn't going to sleep tonight anyway... °_°

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  2. Love these sketches and the final as well, excellent creepy work!

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  3. Very nice, as always. Thanks for the post.

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  4. John, you continue to be the God of the acrylic realm and acrylics flow through my veins.

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  5. I somehow deleted the rest of my comment. Suffice it to say, your work inspires in so many ways.

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  6. Thanks folks!
    Although the real horror is that during the painting of this illustration I was trying to open a stubborn cap to a tube of acrylic paint and cracked my tooth all the way to the root!

    You see .... art can be dangerous. I had to have the tooth pulled and an implant installed in its place.....I'm now waiting for the final surgery. Oh and the surgeon used cadaver bone for filler!


    JJP

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    1. John: Loved the artwork for the story. Thanks!

      Jeff Ford

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    2. There is nothing so horrifying as the Teethman. Pulling teeth and filling with cadaver leftovers. I think of the dentist and break out in a sweat.

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    3. And thus is the reason I keep an old pair of pliers in the art studio-- to keep me from the temptation of trying to use my teeth.

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    4. Hi Yvonne - Yes - I have pliers for the very same reason. I was in the middle of a wet into wet wash and in need of the specific color quickly. So... without thinking I used my teeth.... what a costly mistake!

      JJP

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  7. These sketches are marvelously disturbing. Thank you for illustrated Jeff's wonderfully creepy little story so perfectly.

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  9. Let's try this again....

    Thanks Jeffery - It was pleasure to illustrate your story. I like the "death is not a democracy" line!

    Thanks Bill - Hopefully we will get to meet at Spectrum Live 3!

    Ellen - You are so welcome! - Thanks to Irene and the TOR Team too for the opportunity!

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