Archive for January, 2011

Dusty – Illustration Friday

January 23, 2011

I’ve been looking at some steam punk artwork this week (Steampunk Palin to be exact), which got me moderately interested in trying some things in that style. While this isn’t really that theme, the illustrations I was looking at are what led me to this idea, which I thought came out pretty good.

I used the same pen I used for the chicken mystery piece, which is just a Bic gel ink writing pen, fine point. For whatever reason I’ve really taken to using it for sketching and thought I’d see how I liked it for filling in shading. It makes really smooth lines and never seems to skip, which is usually the problem I have when using any pen for this type of work.

So, all-in-all, I think this one came out pretty good. I suppose I could have done more with the background, but I was really just trying to see what I could do with dust vs. no dust on a figure. I also played around a bit with adding tint colors over top of a base color which I also thought was fairly successful. And, of course, I layered a filter over top with some selective erasing to push the contrast and shapes, while highlighting specific areas of detail (which appears to be my theme for this year again).

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chicken girl – illustration friday

January 19, 2011

This is my actual entry for the Illustration Friday theme of ‘Chicken’. I didn’t have an idea of where to go with this, until I caught the name of the person who suggested this subject – chickengirl.

I figured how much more perfect could you get than chicken girl. So, I wanted to see if I could do it comic book style, but with a silly outfit.

The whole outfit isn’t as silly as I was planning, but the helmet is pretty silly and the egg-gun seemed silly as well.┬áSo, overall, I’m pretty happy with it.

Hopefully the actual chickengirl will find it amusing if she ever happens to see this.

chicken mystery

January 19, 2011

Funny chickens

The Illustration Friday theme is ‘Chicken’, so, while this isn’t my submission, it is a compilation of some silly sketches I did, while sitting in a few meetings.

Inspired by my good friend Breadwig.

I’m sure there’s a story here somewhere, but I’ll leave that up to you to figure out.

So, these were just sketches on note paper with a new pen I bought before Christmas. I just scanned them, cut out the ones I liked, put them together and colored it.