Monday, May 24, 2010

1st Illustration Friday Attempt: Early


It definitely was too EARLY for Pooch's morning walk.


This is a little scary for me. I am an artist, but generally a realist. I have suddenly become obsessed with illustrations. I think this is because I teach little kids how to draw, and their drawings are so charming. In any case, I am posting this not to look for compliments (however they would be nice), but for constructive criticism. I have an idea of things I might change (like firstly getting the colours right before I post: the colours in this illustration are much more vibrant in real life). But I would dearly love to improve my techniques, and I am asking for help here. So fire away!

13 comments:

  1. she is so cruel. poor doggy. but i like the giraffe tree's bulky eyes

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  2. you already shown your style. i like it.

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  3. yes, you got your own illustrator's style, good job!

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  4. i love the style and the whimsy! Maybe not crazy about color pencils though, have you tried gouache?

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  5. Very Cute! I like the designs in the trees and the flowers... you could do more of that in the illustration.

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  6. HAHA! I think it's quite hilarious in a cute way. Dog is still snoozing so I don't think he minds. :-P

    Welcome to blogger AND to IF. I'm a newbie here as well to both. I joined Blogger maybe...a month ago? At any rate, I look forward to seeing more of your work! (and I'll be your first follower! WOO! :-P)

    Lori

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  7. Awwwww, I feel so much better now. So maybe I did really want compliments after all :)
    Amy Marie, I was too scared to use anything but pencil, but will definitely use gouache next time. I haven't used it since my college days, so it will certainly be an experiment. And more designs Laurel? I'll do my best. Thanks for the help and the nice words. I'm checking out all of your pages now.

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  8. Hey Sally! Welcome aboard the S.S. Blogger. You have a very whimsical style. I can see the children's influence in your style. That is so cool! It seems that my work is never as bright as I want it to be when I'm finished, so I drag it into photoshop and play with the color adjustments. (brightness and contrast, not the colors themselves) Great idea for this week's theme. It made me chuckle because that's my dog! :o)

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  9. I love that we are always traveling a journey, stretching our minds, trying new things. The Arts certainly has a diversity of mediums to explore. Your website and work is brill. Trying out something new with the blog is just great. I love what you have put up and I am sure you will experiment more.

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  10. Thank you both!! We'll see where I go from here...

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  11. Hehe really cute! That sleeping pooch just made me giggle! Great work and lovely palette...you've definitely got the 'smile factor' :)

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  12. HI
    I think you have a great creative spirit here! Go for it, and welcome to Illustration Friday.
    Looking forward to seeing more of your whimsy!
    Heather

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  13. Nothing to critizice I'm afraid... They're all wonderfull and unique!

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