Also, some details on that jam! Vicious times my friends, vicious goblin slaying lady-times.
The Art of Daniel Krall and Other Things of Interest
Remember that post I did about composition a couple weeks ago? Well this is the drawing I built on top of that mess. It’s about a dragon butcher and his daughters. They fight off goblins while he carves up choice cuts of sweet sweet dragon meats.
It’s for the Lady Knights/Women Warriors zine put together by my pals Abby Boeh, Roxie Vizcarra, and Julia Scott! It’ll be available at MoCCA this year, April 6th through the 7th. There are so many top flight illustrators in it! Go get it and soak in all of the badass lady-action!
A couple of advanced color comps for book covers that will never be. It was a fun gig but the client decided to go in another direction. The compositions allowed for typography at the top of both so it seems a little barren without it, but I liked the way the images were turning out!
Again, a number of weeks have passed since my last post! I’m in one of those work cycles where time flies by while I move in six different directions at once.
Figured I should at least post some of the things I’m doing that aren’t top secret…so here are a pair of pieces I did on the topic of “the mind” as contributions to a forthcoming book about illustration. I’ll likely say more about this book once it’s available for purchase! Until then, hopefully you’ll enjoy my crack at visual descriptions of the inner workings of the primitive/magical vs. the future/scientific mind.
The magic piece for me is more about resistance, oppression, and loss. The science piece is more about the challenge of understanding the world around us and the struggle to cooperate to achieve great and terrible things.
Personally, I’m not sure there’s much of a difference. Both are rooted in the desire for acquisition and progress, and I’ve always felt like magic is only science we haven’t figured out yet.
Maybe I’ll have myself tattooed blue this week.
I did a series of pieces (this being one of them) a while back and I keep looking at them and thinking about continuing on to do 3-4 more (there are currently 4).
I might make a limited edition of prints of the existing 4 available for sale. Let me know if you’re interested!
The idea is about the continuously evolving oral tradition that builds mythologies. Each piece continues into the next and builds a loose narrative chain through a fantasy landscape.
(I’ll post the others too)
You can also see them (and more) on my regular portfolio site here: http://www.danielkrall.com/
all images and original material © Daniel Krall 2012