Sunday, August 10, 2008

Illustration Friday: SAIL, paper boat competition...


MAY THE BEST BOAT WIN!


Here's my entry for this week. I noticed that I've been posting girls mostly, so I wanted to change it a bit, and add some boys. I also used a different medium (color pencils and acrylics on Bristol board). WOW! Color pencils are so time consuming! I like working with them, but I am not sure that it's practical working as an illustrator.
 
I am also posting the sketch for this illustration and the color study created in Photoshop. I sketch by hand, scan it and then add some quick color in Photoshop (Danidraws tutorial). I print this and then use it as a guide when I'm painting. It is so much easier this way!

Thanks everyone for all your comments. I really appreciate them!

15 comments:

temz4 said...

Oh, you have represented a fabulous game! Sweet concept, very well done. Great drawing style, deep expressive.

Many compliments for the entire blog!

Diana Evans said...

this is a wonderful piece Edrian...it reminds me when my brother and I used to do the same in our family pond.....

well done!

johanna said...

i've always loved paper boats! :-) great illustration, brings back memories

Tiddly Inks said...

Great presentation and sweet subject matter! :) Yup, colored pencil work is very, very time consuming! :)

Bella Sinclair said...

You capture children SO well, Edrian! This is a delightful illustration. I like the detail -- the bird, the frog, the itty bitty flags. You leave me with color-envy!

lida motamed said...

hello dear
how r you ?
i love you drawing too
soo nice
thanx for your lovely comment
keep in touch

Roberta said...

What a nice depiction of two good friends.
The addition of the frog expands the story. Cute!

INDIGENE said...

Sweet concept and thanks for showing us your process. That's always appreciated. Sweet illustration!

www.indigeneartforms.blogspot.com

Heather said...

Really great color. It gives it such a summer mood.

Monica J said...

Such a sweet scene! The pencil work is beautiful. Very interesting to read your process.

Kate said...

Very nice Edrian! What a wonderful portfolio piece.

Juan said...

Great stuff Edrian!

Solvere volo said...

Charming illo!

Diana Evans said...

I have an award waiting for you on my blog...

hugs
Diana

Christina said...

very well done!