Wednesday, June 27, 2012

IF-Space


Well it seems that I've been a role the past few weeks on submitting to Illustration friday.  This post however is special...It was pointed out by a trusted friend, that my last few posts were less than my potential. I think part of it was I was trying to focus on economical line, but the truth of it is...I didn't caress the undersketch so that everything fit and was SOLID.

Regarding this illustration it was a combination of my newer methods and my older methods. I completed a detailed sketch, scanned it, redrew the girl on a new layer and left the BG alone.  After workin and working I eventually painted a bit over the pencil of the BG.

9 comments:

  1. Really cool how she's not looking at the cat but she lifts her arm as the cat climbs across to swat at the firefly. The background is really nice. I like the blurry distant lights. Lovely sky, too. [As a side note, I thought it was a boy and was a bit confused by the ponytail for a moment.]

    As for the "less than your potential" business, as long as you keep in mind that not every piece has to be a *master*piece. Because we'd never get anything done if that was the case! I think your experimenting with new things (like hair) is a very valid exercise. But I'm also just a stranger rambling on the internet. ;D

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  2. the warmth emanating from that wee little firefly is really nice, focuses the viewer right into your characters.

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  3. I agree with Cindy in that you don't have to be happy with how every piece turns out. I find I learn more from the illustrations I don't like as much because they make me want to improve.

    I like your process posts and you have a warm, friendly style that I like a lot. This painting is pretty to look at with all of its glowing light. Even the sky in the background glows!

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  4. great handling of the lights and glow. nice soft feeling!

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  5. Looking really cool, especially love the character and the warmth of the colors. Really makes me want to try out some children illustration too.

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  6. Aww this makes me feel all warm inside. Nice work - lovely style

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  7. You have created a beautiful night in this illustration, lovely work ♥

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