Another Depressing Faerie Letter which was supposed to be for Illustration Friday, but alphabetical conflict with Worn got in the way. (I'm almost looking forward to the day when using an opposite no longer works for IF, either, and i can go crazy with whatever letter and word i choose. But i'm also having wonderful fun working up ideas based on words of someone else's choosing.)
For 'Unwrap' (altered from the IF theme 'wrapped'), i present a rather dirty-minded little troll, untying the gift he bought himself at the auction house last night. Also won at the auction: a baby cat sidhe, to be trained up as a guard-cat. Keeping thieves away from the treasure, or keeping the slaves from escaping?
On a skateboard note: I really like the way the Modify skateboard looks, enough that i'll probably end up doing every letter of the alphabet as a board. It means i'll have to go back and make up a few of the older ones, but at least i'm not starting this after the twenty-fifth illustration…
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.