July 16, 2009

Mash Up

MalibuCreek_sk01
MalibuCreek_Wash01
MalibuCreek_Fin01
Here is a new piece I just did for this week's LA Weekly. I had been reading about the history of Malibu Creek State Park, where M*A*S*H and the Planet of the Apes series were filmed when I did the rough sketch. After hiking up to shoot some reference shots for an idea about a misdirected extra, I painted the ink and watercolor version. After some trial and error and strange accidents with color and temperatures, I came to this version, which hopefully retains most of the anachronistic feel of the original concept.

In other news, I'm incredibly honored to have my unpublished "Waiting" illustration awarded a spot in this year's Communication Arts Illustration Annual, which is on stands now.

9 comments:

Shannon said...

nice Owen!

Tom Bagshaw said...

Great piece- congrats on the spot in the annual too!

EL Gato Negro said...

congrats on the spot man!!! and fantastic piece ..

Arthur Fong said...

i hate how you make it sound. "Strange Accidents." Psh... I wish stumble upon some strange accidents... they seem to only happen to you... but thats when you know its no longer an accident, but a skill. Lovely piece man. I have some friends here at work that suggest I go there when I get back to Cali cuz the landscape to paint there is amazing... just like your work!

Arthur

pete ryan said...

This is awesome. Great job!

Ben H. Shapiro said...

Your work always impresses me. Love it. Been following it for almost two years.

delatorre said...

dope owen! love the colors and composition, really great work. How have you been btw.

Patrick Hruby said...

Nice! Congrats on CA too!

Lauren Towner said...

Lovely owen, its great to see the work in progress shots too how it all comes together, the light and shadow use is lovely lol i'm so jealous. I really liked the elephant and hyenas pic in your fliker account page too, beautiful use of metaphore.
Oh btw thanks for your kind comments on my moody guy picture. I want to do more like this annoyingly i always seem to run out of time grr, I shall have to make it