Friday, March 20, 2009

IF: SUBSTRACT

Quick update: Goats can look like rams if their horns turn inward like the one below. I changed the horns so there is no confusion.



This may be a bit of a stretch for IF, but I was working on this character study this morning and when I scanned it, the lines were too light and the background was too dark. Pretty much gray on gray! I had to substract the background in Photoshop to make the sketch visible.

This goat is one of four characters from a story I plan to illustrate.

I will post the other characters as I come up with them. I originally intended to illustrate my own story but after my SCBWI local meeting I realized that it will take quite a bit of work to get it to be a decent story, that's if I ever really get it to the point where I would feel comfortable reading it out loud to other people. In the mean time I will illustrate an existing children's story.
Can you guess what story I plan to illustrate from this character study?

Thanks to Deborah Mori for all her great help! I'm so glad I met her here on blogland!
 

14 comments:

DEB said...

Sweet billy goat!

Ginger*:) said...

Nicely done. Your images are always beautiful and I am sure the finish of this character will be the same.

Tess said...

Could this be one of the goats from Three Billy Goats Gruff?
Good substract idea, you thought outside of the box, well done.

Diana Evans said...

oh so sweet Edrian!!! what a cute character....

nice work...I am not that find of this week's theme....

ValGalArt said...

great idea and well done!

Chickengirl said...

Aww..the expressions are wonderful :-)

INDIGENE said...

Is it the The Three Billy Goats, Gruff? My teenage daughter, used to love me to read that story to her, I would change my voice for the different characters...lol! Like you wanted to hear all that...:) It's wonderful line work, and we all can't wait to see how it proceeds. Great job!

Bella Sinclair said...

He's soooo great! Wonderful character study, and I see you're trying out all the different angles and expressions. Can't wait to see the others!

Eric Barclay said...

Excellent character! Like the pose where he's looking at his backside. My guess is three billy goats gruff.

Heather said...

Cute goats Edrian. I have trouble with my scanner too picking up random background stuff. Drives me crazy. The other day we went to a petting zoo that was all goats--but had some very new babies that were still wobbly.

adrienne trafford said...

wonderful drawings as usual - i love their faces!

life without novacaine said...

Such great goats! Very nice job on the character studies! Good idea for subtract too, I always have the same issues with my scanner!

theartofpuro said...

So sweet,love them and their expressions are so funny

Jim Rowland Creations said...

These are very good. Very neat and tidy designs - would be fun to animate.