January 10, 2011

Destiny & Desire

DestinyAndDesire_illustration
Here is an illustration I did for the LA Times Book Review of Carlos Fuentes' new novel "Destiny & Desire."  Based on the brief synopsis and a couple overviews of the book, my AD Paul Gonzales and I came up with a couple specific visuals from the story, including the severed head of the novel's narrator lying on the pacific coast. Below are the quick thumbnail roughs, and then two tighter sketches that best carried across the cast of characters and violence while retaining some traces of magical realism, found in Fuentes' storytelling.
DestinyAndDesire_roughs

4 comments:

SI said...

Nice work! Thanks for sharing a bit of the process as well

Finn Clark said...

Nice work Owen. Some rather grim imagery (or as I like to call it 'grimagery'). Even so, its very well 'executed', and I think you're miles a-head of the competition! Wow, I'm really on fire tonight (not literally). Keep up the great work :)

Matt E Wood said...

Thas scary beautiful, man.

Brian Taylor Illustration said...

Great stuff!