This Paul Bunyan piece which I entitled “Paul Bunyan and Leaf Mountain” was probably one of the most enjoyable illustrations I have created recently. I toyed around with the idea that the children would be playing with Paul. What better fall activity than to jump into a Paul Bunyan sized pile of leaves. The idea came to life that instead of chopping down trees like crazy, Paul raked a ginormous pile of leave for the children. I think the spiral stair case is the best way to run of a tree. Keep your eye out for his piece to grace the cover of the next issue of Collaboration For Success.
Color Comp. This color comp served as my guide for the painting process. Perhaps it is lack of color understanding, but if I don’t have a color comp as I guide, it may look as though a bear got a hold of my painting.
Drawing in progress.
Painting in progress, doing my best to follow my color guide.