An ageing monarch, a kingdom broken and a family lost to love. The blindness of sanity and the clear-eyed vision of fools and lunatics… fathers, sons and daughters, drenched in the storm of life.
Oscar Rodriguez is a Mexican illustrator from the city of Lynwood in South Los Angeles. Growing up with an interest in comic book illustration, he began drawing and sketching at a very early age. During high school, Oscar joined a magazine called L.A. Youth as an editorial illustrator. In college, he was involved in the journalism department also as an editorial illustrator, winning numerous regional and statewide awards. Oscar received his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Illustration from the College of the Arts at California State University, Long Beach in 2008.
He has since become a professional graphic artist combining graphic design and illustration using various art mediums like Watercolor, Oil, Silk Screen and Digital Illustration. Oscar embraces all forms of art mediums and is always curious to learn from Watercolor techniques to refining his ability to use all the Adobe Creative Suite and more recently Maya, Adobe Substance and 3DS Max.
Check out Oscar Rodriguez’s work at guezart.com.
While creating this illustration, I wanted to focus on the tone of the story, the fragility of loyalty and family. I wanted to capture the mood. One way I wanted to accomplish this was through an art style with fragmented elements, the character faceless to convey an emptiness and the subtle rain over the castle which set the tone for the climatic and tragic end to King Lear and his daughters.
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