Monday, May 18, 2009

IF: CONTAGIOUS


Poor Timmy, he's home sick with Chicken Pox!
It's a good thing his dog is keeping him company!

I needed a break from my troll and goats.  So I drew this earlier today. I had the idea in my head, but I did not think too much about composition, perspective, etc. If I had to do it over, I would change it some.

YES! I won last week's challenge at Monday Art Day! Please check them out if you haven' done so already. They have some great talent!  I was so surprised. I had not submitted anything in months because of time, and I submitted something last week and it won! It feels great to have a little validation.




I promised I would post the progress I'm making with the Three Billy Goats Gruff dummy. I had an incredibly productive week last week. I am also becoming more familiar with InDesign, which seems to be the software of choice. So long for Quark Xpress! 

There's a couple of spreads that I'm thinking about revising because now that I see them in color, the composition doesn't work as well as it did when I was looking only at the line work. Rather than getting stuck on revisions, I will continue to move forward and do the revisions at the end. -- I'm half way through. Yay!

Comments are always welcome!

This is the middle Billy Goat




19 comments:

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

CONGRATS ON YOUR GREAT WIN!!!! Okay, I'm doing the happy dance for you right now. I just love the illustrations for Billy Goats Gruff! FANTASTIC! and the sketch for Contagious! It's fabu work!!! Great!

jean benabou said...

Congratulations on your award!

ValGalArt said...

I am so impressed with your new work and this image for IF is adorable, great minds right? Very aswesome that you were awarded for your talent you totally deserve it :)

artgirly said...

congratulations! see all your hard work is paying off...
are you sure Timmy doenst have swine flu?
xo- nicole

Manola said...

So lovely Your little Timmy! And congratulations!

Bella Sinclair said...

Hey, congratulations! That's fantastic, and I do love that spider drawing!

Aww, poor Timmy, indeed. I remember getting the chicken pox. So not fun going back to school right after. Great illustration.

And the Billy Goats pieces look fabulous! I love all the shadows and the little goat's face in the last pic. Wooohooo, go Edrian!

Christy said...

Awwww, poor Timmy. :( I guess dogs are the cure-alls for everything, huh? LOL

Congrats on the ArtDay award. :)

Tom Barrett said...

Little Timmy looks great! (The illustration, that is). Not much, if anything, I would change about it.

It works really well as is!

The BGG stuff is coming along great as well!

Roberta said...

Poor little guy!!
Well done Edrian...and your new digital work really looks great!

Rui Sousa said...

Very nice, a really great interpretation for the week subject.
Congratulations and regards!


Rui Sousa

Silver Knight said...

Congrats! you don't have to change anything above, I think it works really well! i love his expression! :D

nice work on the goats and troll too!

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!! congrats Edrian and I love your new piece for contagious!!! and the updated work on the Billy Goat is fab!!! you are on a roll girl!!!

lovely pieces!!!

Hugs
Diana

theartofpuro said...

Love the Contagious illo,it's so sad to stay in bad but it's true that our little friends are always with us.
Congrats for the award and the goat illos is great

EWian said...

Sweet IF illo. Congratulation on winning the Monday Art Day. Haven't been around you blog in a while, so I did not know you were working on the 3 Billy goats, fun to see one of my childhoods favourite fairytale, fun to see other people illustrate it.

EWian

Candace Trew Camling said...

yay!! i think its awesome that you won on Monday Artday!! Also, your contagious little guy does not look like someone I would want to buddy up to!!

aeneadellaluna said...

Congrats for winning the monday art day challenge this week :) very cool stuff you have here! awesome blog!

Heather said...

The billy goats and troll are looking great. I like the curved horizon line, and the troll's lolling tongue is a nice touch. The chicken pox one is very evocative--poor little guy. And Congrats on your win!

froggie said...

BWHAHAHAHAHA!!! YOU PUT A TROLL UNDER HIS BED! see the flipper, er, troll foot? or, is that just my imagination? (hee, hee!) congrats, monday girl! annnnd, great idea about the revisions. get thru the first color, then go back - you'll see it with fresh eyes and a fresh head. you'll be much happier! looking great, e! :)))

Dot said...

Congrats on winning monday artday! I've never won -- should start posting more there I suppose!

and lovely illo!