Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Illustration Friday- Layer


When I started this blog I was always planning to include sketches and works in progress because I love when other artists are open about their development. Now, I consider all my illustration thus far to be a work in progress but I have neglected to include sketches amongst my more recent posts. In an effort to fulfill my good intentions of a blog rich in ideas, sketches and experimentation I thought I should include the original sketch I did for this weeks Illustration Friday topic; layer. 


I need to draw more adults, boys and animals so I packed all three into this one (Those are meant to be bilbies, by the way). I love parts of this sketch more than the final illustration. It always makes me sad when some of the lovely sketchy qualities are lost when I transfer the image onto watercolour paper. This is a problem I really need to find a solution to.

Enjoy the rest of your week everyone!

18 comments:

  1. i really like this illustration of the layers (and abundant treasures) beneath our feet! your work is compelling and pleasant to look at. thanks for sharing your process, too :O)
    coral

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  2. Wonderful textured feeling in this. Thanks also for sharing the before pixs. Just wonderful!

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  3. This is Great! Wow,Love the animals:)

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  4. My daughter and I have enjoyed looking at this illustration. Lovely how many surprises can be found in the Earth layers.

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  5. this is really nice work. i love the layers even in the layers of dirt! very nice. thanks for sharing the process too. it's nice to have a sneak peek inside of your work!

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  6. "This is a great interpretation of the "IF" theme. I like how you executed it too, there is some really fun story telling going on in the piece.

    The soft colors in all your paintings have a really nice feel to them.

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  7. Very nice! And thanks for sharing your process!

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  8. This is sooooo wonderful! It looks like it came straight out of a picture book. I love the teddy with the eye patch and being able to see undergound and ho wthat kid is putting so much oomph into his shoveling. Fantastic piece!

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  9. Charming...I always love imaginative renderings of animals' "homes"!

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  10. This is lovely! Love the interpretation, and soft colours.... Great to see your progress!

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  11. Thanks everybody. I really enjoyed doing this one so I'm glad you like it :)

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  12. This is lovely, and a fantastic idea. I love all the details - right down to the little worms! :)

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  13. I love the pipes and worms. Beautiful colors as well! Thanks for your comment!

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