Wednesday, March 3, 2010

IF: BRAVE & LATEST WORK...




I'm in the middle of another illustraton which doesn't quite fit the word 'brave', but I thought this illustration from a couple of days ago does, so I'm posting it for Illustration Friday. Now who's the brave one here? Not the gopher for sure!

This is from a sketch I worked on while on my trip to Greece over 6 months ago. I tweaked it until I was happy with it. I also went back to making the outlines with pencil instead of inking it and then coloring with Photoshop. I am finding that I end up with heavier lines when I ink the drawings, which may be a bit distracting. I think this is a nice balance between line, color, etc.

I also just added some of my latest illustrations to my website, added my profile to illustrationmundo.com, and updated my portfolio on the SCBWI website. I'm still undecided as to which portfolio site to join since most comments talk about how it is great exposure but leads to no tangible results. I think I will continue to send post cards for now. I have received some positive responses from those, so that may be a better marketing avenue for me at the moment.

8 comments:

nina seven said...

i think you're on to something with the thinner lines! nice job!

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Your work is brilliant. I love your illustrations so mcuh.
Jody

theartofpuro said...

Great illo!

michael robertson said...

nice illustration!...great color too.

NANCY LEFKO said...

great work !!

Katherine L. White said...

It a wonderful illustration fellow SCBWI member. I really like it.

Bella Sinclair said...

You can't trust the little ones. They're braver and feistier than you think. Wonderful how the lines of the house pull your eyes down to the action. Brilliant!

And YAY for the postcard campaign! WOOOOHOOO!

Mary Jane said...

Your illustration style is strong and I find your explanation of how you used pencil line most interesting. Good luck with your portfolio creation and your post card campaign.
Very interesting and creative blog!