Corner of studio with drawing board. All artwork copyright 2010 Olivier Dunrea
My work space is usually cluttered as I work!
These photos show full colour studies as I am working on characters and their setting. I usually do a number of "finished" studies so that my editor and art director can see the style for the illustrations.
Colour studies and dummy for PUPPER
Double page spreads from BEAR NOEL published in 2000
This is an unmatted/unframed spread from BEAR NOEL. The painting is done in pencil and gouache on 140 lbs ROUGH d'Arches watercolour paper.
This is one of my favorite illustrations from BEAR NOEL!
Two more unmatted/unframed spreads from BEAR NOEL.
TAKING A BREAK FROM THE DRAWING BOARD
I love authentic Gothic novels and, of course, vampires. I bought an incredible vampire figure online and absolutely love it! The details on the vampire and his coffin are fantastic! I finished off the coffin with a thin silky piece of blood red velvet. But, something was still missing: antique documents.
I found some great images on the internet, reduced them to the proper size, printed them, and antiqued them in the studio. Now the vampire has a trunkful of maps, money, castle plans, letters, envelopes, posters, etc. that are appropriate for his travels and everlasting life.
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Open coffin with papers and maps