Sandy Springs – In Progress

Sandy Springs, GA

At this point, I started painting in the foreground, namely the trees and the back of a highway road sign that you see at the bottom.

What I’ve always liked about Atlanta is that there’s a lot of tree space in the city. Heck, it’s even called the “City in a Forest”.

Atlanta sits at a higher elevation than virtually any major city in the Southeastern United States. For example, if you’re driving from Savannah, GA to Atlanta, you’re claiming a good 1,000+ feet of elevation. It’s like you’re climbing a mountain! That’s probably because it’s at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountain range.

Riding on Ed the Enormous Elephant

Riding on Ed

Glad to have finally colored this in! I’m quite happy with how this came out. This is meant to be an evening scene (think 6-7PM)

Getting through these huge cloud jungles would be no problem on an elephant the size of a mountain! He forms lightning platforms under his feet to get across wide chasms.

Riding on Stanley

Riding on Stanley

Imagine riding on a monobrowed battleship the size of a mountain. That’s pretty much what it’s like riding on Stanley. Thousands upon thousands of tons of pure muscle (and fat), yet deceptively fast speeds in the water… Quite a formidable shark!

When making these sketches, I sometimes close my eyes to envision the picture in my mind. Makes it easier for me to decide on the perspective and the composition of each object, character, etc in the picture.