From the artist:
Visions of Whence is an anthology comprised of my first five themed sketchbooks: The Hidden People, Menagerie, Lyrebird, Studies from the Wilder Forest, and Wanderings.
Presented here in this collection is each and every one of the original pages; all of the sketches, studies, and finished drawings from those five sketchbooks.
While the format for the original sketchbooks was 6" X 9", for this anthology I returned to my original scans to completely rebuild this book, page by page.
Due to the larger format of Visions of Whence, I've been able to make some minor improvements to the sketchbook layouts. These subtle adjustments have given me a little more breathing room and allowed me to showcase the work in a beautiful, new way.
These pages are a faithful representation of the original five sketchbooks however, where possible, I've included never-before-seen drawings as well as a gallery of painted works not collected in the original volumes.
Cory Godbey creates fanciful illustrations for picture books, covers, comics, animated shorts, and films.
From commercials to documentary films, Cory has worked with a wide ranging series of subjects and styles to create thoughtful, engaging, and award-winning art and animation for over 15 years.
His work has been featured in a variety of annuals and publications including ImagineFX, The Society of Illustrators, and Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art.