Monday, 19 November 2012

The Alchemist

 The Alchemist
Watercolour & Gouache
31 x 24cm

Completed this morning, and I'm reasonably happy with the final product, especially the lighting. To help me along I created a very simple set with elaborate lighting (a lamp minus the shade) in my living room, put the camera on a timer, threw a blanket over my shoulders and posed inside ten seconds. Going the extra mile for reference can make a huge difference and save time in the long run because you can be confident throughout the painting process.

4 comments: said...

Chris it's wonderful. Your style reminds me of the work of a very successful, brilliant , Irish illustrator, PJ. Lynch.

Chris Dunn said...

PJ. Lynch is great although all I have of his illustrated books at the moment is 'When Jessie Came Across The Sea'. Thanks for the comparison Celia.

AZnewtive said...

Wow! Awesome image. Are reprints available? I'd love to buy this.

Chris Dunn said...

Thanks AZnewtive. I do have a signed print available for £30. If you're interested send me an email ( and we can sort out payment and shipping.