A Journey to Oz…

   I’m currently working on a small vintage art collection that will be available soon, “The Wizard of Oz” was the first film I chose to work with…

I’ve seen so much Oz art over the years and have noticed a lot of modern interpretations of the story, but anyone who is familiar with my work knows I’m a traditionalist.  I wanted to go back and recreate Oz to be how it was so many years ago, where the yellow brick road was painted on a wall and used on set for a background.  When special effects were put together by physical props as apposed to the digital world we work in today.  While choosing the subjects I realized I wanted the final product to bring a more comforting vibe, so in the end I decided to leave the Wicked Witch of West out of the art and focus only on the friendship of Dorothy, Tin Man, Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion.

Here are the references I worked with…

Finished Art-
Dimensions-22″x30″
Medium-Colored Pencil on Rives BFK paper