The Secret of Nimh was always one of my favorite animated movies when I was younger. When I decided to do some fan art, the Secret of Nimh seemed like the perfect idea. There are so many great characters in that movie.
Earlier I posted a WIP of Nicodemus. Today I was able to finish up Nicodemus and Justin. I also have a WIP of Mrs. Brisby. I still plan on doing the Great Owl and Jenner for sure. Mr. Ages would be cool too. I wanted to do Jeremy since he is one of my favorite characters, but I’m not sure how to handle it, I mean, would I just paint a realistic bird? Doesn’t seem very exciting. Dragon could be cool.
It was good to finally take some time for myself. I’ve been so bogged down in freelance that I never get to have fun. Right now I’m working on 6 illustrations, 5 character concepts, and I just finished up another 28 character concepts and another 3 illustrations. I’ve also been trying to get ready for Wizard World Con next week and I am about to embark on an epic journey around the world. Next month we are going to Denver for a prerelease, then in June we are going to Singapore, Japan, and Kansas city…all back to back. Oh, plus we are moving next month. Busy busy busy. June is going to be tiring.
Detail of Nicodemus, it is a big one. I don’t think I’ve ever posted anything this large before. I think this detail shot is 1500 pixels wide. The full size painting is 4500 pixels wide, so this detail shot is actually smaller than the full res version.
Update – Finished up the Mrs. Brisby painting tonight.