Wednesday, August 20, 2008

ABC: Sorcery

Wednesday is the day to have a little fun with our group sketch game called "Art By Committee." Each week I share an actual excerpt from a science fiction manuscript and each week you rise to the challenge of illustrating it. And this one was a challenge.

The quote was “The man spasmed against the snow. ‘Gods, no! No! No sorcery—‘ ‘Hold him,’ I said calmly, as he tried to leap up and run.”

An ominous scene, with spooky overtones, but you responded with drama, whimsy, and beauty. Some people mentioned that their solution is not like their normal work, so click through the link to learn more about what each the artists really do.

Damian Johnston

Mei-Yi Chun

Andy Wales

Chris Oakey

Michael Geissler Tony Upton
(who recommends this link he found for cool snow globe art)
Patrick Waugh

António Araújo

And the one from the original sketchbook.

Here’s next week’s quote: “The old man felt a tendril of anger rising.”

Have fun! Please scale your JPG to 700 pixels across and please compress it as much as possible. Title it with your name, send it to: jgurneyart(at), subject line ABC, and let me know in your email the full URL of the link to your blog or website if you have one (even if you gave it to me before). Please have your entries in by next Tuesday at 10:00 AM Eastern Time USA.


Random York said...

Mighty good stuff! Jim, your's is spooky AND funny.

Unknown said...

These all have stories behind them that beg to be told! Tony's is just weird! -- I love it!