New page for my Depressing Faerie Alphabet Book, inspired by the Illustration Friday theme, 'Idle'. (Dead counts as being idle, right?)
I used Manga Studio instead of Photoshop for this one, and really loved it. I'll probably be using it to do the rest of the DFAB illustrations (and redoing the shoddy screentones in the other ones). Still need to get used to it, though.
Keelan Rosa, Pennsylvania Member Since May 2008 Artist Statement
Keelan Rosa first became interested in art when he was two years old and has been fascinated by art, illustration, and design ever since (the unhealthy obsession with all things sci-fi came a bit later). He's especially fond of figure art, and the challenge which goes along with trying to show a complex personality in a simple image.
Keelan was trained in traditional media but prefers working with a combination of traditional and digital media. He has also worked in a variety of subjects and styles, but is currently focused on finding the union between humans and other aspects of nature.
Started with pencil-scribbles at the kitchen table, then studied at Sue Hand's Imagery throughout most of his school years. Keelan also spent all of two years as an art major at Syracuse University and Sage College before dropping out of art school to study business (aka, How to Make Enough Money to Continue Being an Artist). He still attempts to learn new art techniques on a regular basis, but this now comes primarily in the form of ImagineFX magazines instead of studio classes.
Website - You can see larger versions of Keelan's artwork at his main site, illo.KeelanRosa.com - and can even get some cool freebies while you're there.