Green Man!

There are many wonderful versions of the green man floating around out there and it’s a motif that I’ve been taken with for many years. Beyond the sculptural heads adorning cathedrals and a large number of home gardens, fantastic painted versions have been completed by modern masters such as Brian Froud and Charles Vess.

So, when I needed a new phone case, I didn’t want to just buy one off the rack. I wanted to design my own. Since the green man has had a special place in my heart for all this time (and it’s been hanging around asking to be painted so frequently lately), I decided I’d let one live on my communications device too.

Below is my version of the green man. It’s a black and white acrylic painting with digital color.

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Also, an animated gif including the first few steps of sketch to paint and all of the photoshop layers to color. Sorry about the graininess. For some reason, i couldn’t get rid of it completely.

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