Tuesday, July 12, 2011

St. George Watercolor and Ink

By Justin Gerard

Last post I showed a few drawings for the St. George Show for Gallery Nucleus. 

Drawing on Bristol

For the first of the pieces I decided to paint a traditional version of the piece using the Rackham/Dulac watercolor and ink manner.  I've always really enjoyed working in this way.  William Stout recently did a great Write Up on the method.  He gives a really solid and helpful overview of the process.

St. George and the Dragon
Watercolor and Ink

But because I am a glutton for punishment I decided to also paint a digital version of this piece as well.  Next post I will show the digital version and go into a little of the process I use when working digital directly from pencil. 

Also, speaking of Gallery Nucleus, they will be releasing a limited print run of the "There He Lay" Print from the Hobbit series.  Visit www.gallerynucleus.com to check it out.


  1. This is absolutely amazing! The watercolor of course is beautiful but I always find I love the graphite version more. I like to see the pencil strokes and lines of motion. Very inspiring!

  2. I personally can't decide which version I love most. Doesn't really matter. Both are incredible. Thank you for that Rackham/Dulac link by W. Stout. I've been searching for it.
    (SO good to see you're able to sell this Hobbit print, Justin. You've obviously worked out some of the Tolkien estate concerns??? That would make for an interesting post in the future).

  3. The dragon there has a singularly savage expression

  4. Yes, I would love a post about any copyright concerns or issues involved in selling prints of the Hobbit piece.

  5. Hey guys,
    Gallery Nucleus is handling all of that, but I will call them to see if I can get the details to share.

  6. Looks like you went with the method I'd hoped you would! It looks stunning. Looking forward to seeing it touched with the digital wand...

  7. Great piece! Nice drawing, design, rhythm and composition. I love the muted color as well.

    And thanks for the shout-out!

    --- William Stout


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