Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Don Quixote: Mambrino's Helmet

Don Quixote at last acquires the talisman he has been seeking--the golden helmet of Mambrino, worn by Gradasso and Rinaldo. The hapless barber from whom he has taken it flees in terror.

8 comments:

Tiffany Elaine Everett said...

This is beautiful! How was it done?

Vhrsti said...

Really wonderful illustration, Steve!

ArtSparker said...

My favorite part is the silhouette figure fleeing in the distance.

I have a fascinating with helmets anyway...the idea that they are supposed to be protective but they can also obscure vision.

Steve Morrison said...

Thanks for your comments!

Tiffany--this is an ink drawing that I finished in Photoshop. Maybe I'll do a post sometime about my digital process.

ArtSparker--interesting philosophical point about helmets! I've always thought armor is interesting because it provides protection but makes you too heavy to move.

jenmomrn said...

Don Quixote looks more energetic and capable in this illo. That makes more sense to me.

Kate Cummings said...

One of the best moments in the book. You've really captured the glory of his triumph!

Kassi Isaac said...

nice illustration- lovely style x kas :)

L.C.McCabe said...

Can you imagine how heavy and uncomfortable it would be to actually wear a golden helmet?