Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Life of Pi

Life of Pi is a beautiful movie.  Its visuals, its story, and its wonderful actors made me light up.  As soon as I saw it, I wanted to go home and draw beautiful, dangerous, weird, amazing creatures that inhabit this planet.  So I did, and here's what I came up with.
I wanted to capture the magic of the movie and the book, so I thought I'd depict the battle of the wills of the creatures.  I hope I did.
I really like how the final digital turned out.  I usually mess up with this kind of stuff, but this time, it turned out how I imagined.  I'm so happy!  Merry late-Christmas everybody!


  1. Aedan, terrific work! I love the energy, the balance and the detail, and the colors are well- and wisely-chosen. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Wow, Aedan... Beautiful. I love this. I can almost smell the tang of salt on the air. It totally looks like they are uplift by phosphorescent alge... And the way the tiger seems backed into a corner, yet still challenging... And how it seems equally likely that the boy will lunge at the tiger or over the edge! You've told a story here, and like some of the best stories, it both leads you in a certain direction, and leaves the possibilities open! I want to know what happens next! If there were less ocean and more sky(great Milky Way, btw), converting it into a portrait orientation, rather than landscape, I could TOTALLY see this as a book cover, one that gets people to pick it up.

    I came across your blog by way of your dad's twitter... I look forward to following it to see what you do next! Maybe I'll see you over at The Lamppost Guild? I have a lifetime spot! If you want to see what I am working on, check out my tumblr...


  3. I have a quick question for you, sir. I too love to watercolor, paint, etc...And I am wondering what program you use to digitalize your art? It always turns out very well.
    Keep up the good work!

  4. Hi Olivia,

    At first I used the program Pixelmator but I was told by reliable contacts, that if all possible, I should use Photoshop. If it's possible, try to get your hands on Photoshop CS5.

    Thanks everybody for the comments!

  5. Excellent!
    I love how you portrayed the characters of both the boy and the tiger.... I totally agree with Seth. And the way the sea seems to glow and reflect off of the boat is beautiful!
    As for the digital question, it was really funny because I was wondering the exact same thing xD so that comment was really helpful.
    Last thing: my friends and I just created an art blog called Just Draw, a place where teens and tweens can express their "creative genius" through art. (Haha) We just got it up and running, so if you wanted to check it out, you can find it here:

  6. Aedan this is one of the most amazing pictures I've seen you paint in a long time and I would really hoping to see more stuff like this. So please do more like this it seems almost otherwordly.