Thursday, May 22, 2008

illustration friday:WIDE

this week's topic for illustration Friday is WIDE. i immediately thought of a "wide-bodied" perso- flawed folk are always more fun to draw than the pretty ones;)... and of course flawed beasts are even more fun!

after the initial sketch, it was looking rather empty, so i gathered up a few old sketches from here and there [i think the bats are from ~2000], scanned them, and arranged 'em in photoshop. the printed it out, traced it up onto some fredrix 100% cotton watercolor canvas [first time using it- quite a joy- much more "fabric-like" than most of the canvas paper i've used]. i then laid the gouache on + colored pencil, and ink from both uniball vision elites + sharpie [was rough going getting the ink to cut through/ lay on the paint and pencil wax]. then scanned it back in and added a bit more photoshop. anyway- enough rambling- here it is...

i might do a bit more tinkering with it, after staring at it for a while, but i wanted to post it before the illustration friday cut off tomorrow.

btw. for those of you not familiar with "illustration friday", here's the write-up...

"Illustration Friday is a weekly creative outlet/participatory art exhibit for illustrators and artists of all skill levels. It was designed to challenge participants creatively. We believe that every person has a little creative bone in their body. Illustration Friday just gives a no-pressure, fun excuse to use it. No clients looking for a particular thing. No one judging the outcome of the work. It's a chance to experiment and explore and play with visual art. So welcome, novices and pros alike." -penelope dullaghan and brianna privett

i hope ya dig it!


... patenaude

3 comments:

benconservato said...

oh I love your style!

Vhrsti said...

You have really great style and admirable enthusiasm.

Junkyard Sam said...

WIDE turned out awesome! I love the comp & colors of it!