The Black Shadowed Barn was inspired by the amazing illustrater Eric Orchard’s drawing of a black Hill on his Shadow Talker page 1 .After seeing it, I wanted to throw a lot of black into my next strip. When I visit Eric Orchards site It makes me want to learn and perfect my craft more. his work is so confident and well crafted that I always walk away impressed .
The other influence for this strip was a painting of a sunset by Group of Seven artist Lawren Harris. When I saw the painting I thought, AHHH a sunset that’s a good way to let me use a lot of black shadow in this strip. So that’s how it came together!