I thought for my first post after coming out of hiding should show the way a concept comes together for me. This piece is still in process, so this post will only be able to bring us to where I am now.
I was contacted by Mr. S D Smith to make a new illustration for the newest edition of “The Fledge Chronicles”. I read it, and as always, I laughed much. I wanted to capture a scene in the story where a fight is just about to break out. It happens in a diner. For some reason, Edward Hopper’s painting “Nighthawks” Came to mind. Below is the preliminary sketch alongside Edward Hopper’s famous original: