Saturday, August 26, 2006

Illustration Friday-Run

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And now for something completely different... I did this entirely in Freehand. I haven't really done anything like this before. I just try to see something in my mind, then draw the view.

I will probably try some variations on this and post them the next day or two, so check back.

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OK, the second image is after a bit of Photoshop work.

Let me know what you think!


Blogger lucrezia said...

Both are good, but I prefer the second - the added pattern and darker colors give it much more depth!

August 26, 2006 3:30 AM  
Anonymous Fionnaigh said...

the second is much better - looks like actual stockings, the first could be something white spilt on her leg!

August 26, 2006 3:39 AM  
Blogger Ginger*:)* said...

Both are great but the texture created in the second image makes it pop!

August 26, 2006 5:15 AM  
Blogger Gemma said...

Very original take on the prompt and nice work.

August 26, 2006 6:04 AM  
Anonymous Rhonda said...

what a great take on the subject.. really thinking outside the box

August 26, 2006 10:04 AM  
Blogger merlinprincesse said...

I agree with lucrezia! The second one is better cause it has more depht. And I personnaly prefer the colours of the second one! :) Nice!

August 26, 2006 10:25 AM  
Blogger Robert McLaughlin said...

Excellent image, better after a little Photoshop work. Thanks for the nice comment on my post.

August 26, 2006 7:49 PM  
Blogger himavant said...

sexy nice and ready to run..

August 26, 2006 10:34 PM  
Blogger Tracey said...

Just wonderful! I have some sketches I did with the same idea. Not nearly as good as yours, though! Back to the drawing board for me! :) Wonderful! The Photoshop work is so great. You really captured the stockings so well.

August 27, 2006 7:32 AM  
Blogger claudine hellmuth said...

I love your illos for run. I thought of that but wasn't sure how to depict it! you did a great job!

August 27, 2006 2:00 PM  
Blogger georg said...

Yes, it can be a disaster if there's a runner at the stocking... The second is best, the stocking here look's like a real stocking. I like the simplicity in the image - very nice.

August 28, 2006 12:40 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

Great Idea, I like the extra detail and coloring in the second one.

August 28, 2006 10:15 AM  
Blogger Salix Tree said...

Hi, thanks for visiting my blog.
I was actually going to comment on yours earlier, as we thought of the same thing, but the comment page wouldn't load. Glad I got back to you!
Love your version of the stocking run! Lovely textues on the second one, I dig the skirt! Isn't it odd we both used the same black/red pallette as well?

August 28, 2006 10:17 AM  
Blogger Twisselman said...

Great use of tools in Photoshop to add texture to a wonderful Freehand rendering. Photoshop can add so much, but there's gotta be a good base on which to build. Very cool.

August 28, 2006 8:02 PM  
Anonymous Tammy said...

Like most everyone else, I like the second one too. It's much more interesting. Thanks for the comment on my blog.

August 29, 2006 10:23 AM  
Blogger tiffinix said...

What a great idea for the topic! I love the colors and the shading. The pattern on the skirt to is wonderful!

August 29, 2006 4:19 PM  
Blogger Ian T. said...

Great spin on the topic and nice bit of Freehand work on those legs! I like the added texture to the second pic but it's a simple, eye-catching illo either way - a good ad for clear nail-polish (for sticking those runs to stop them getting worse :).

August 29, 2006 8:11 PM  
Blogger scribblesk said...

Fun illos!

August 29, 2006 9:19 PM  
Blogger chippamunkey said...

I love how 3D the legs are in the second one. great job!

August 30, 2006 4:43 AM  
Blogger Nikki said...

Thanks for the comment and the advise!
I am hoping to send in a list of copyrighted work soon....
Thanks again...!

August 30, 2006 4:48 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Second one is my fav, as well! Great idea and illustration for the theme!

August 30, 2006 1:46 PM  
Anonymous Doug said...

texture does SO much for the illo. Nice job!

August 30, 2006 5:09 PM  
Blogger phinner said...

Diggin' on the run in the fishnets! Ooh la la!!! The fishnets with red dress sets the tone nicely!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and thanks SO much for the nice comment on my illo!

August 30, 2006 6:10 PM  
Blogger Lady Day said...

Sexy! Freehand is a fun program (though Illustrator is my medium of choice). The photoshopping definately did good things for the piece. I'm glad someone used this idea :).

August 31, 2006 4:21 PM  
Blogger Olivia said...

When i saw the first one the first thing I thought of was "he should've added some texture on the stockings". When I scrolled down to the 2nd one I saw that you did. Adding the textures really help make it come to life. Looks great!

September 01, 2006 11:53 AM  
Blogger Kathy Weller said...

oooh!! verry clever take on the theme! love the nylon texture too!!

September 02, 2006 1:18 PM  
Blogger Rrramone said...

Great idea for this!

September 03, 2006 3:46 AM  
Blogger DEW said...

Both are great but I like to second because I'm partial to fish-nets!!! I love the illo - I tried to do the same thing and just didn't get it to work (never finished and didn't post). Yours REALLY works!!

September 03, 2006 7:52 PM  
Anonymous bill zeman said...

great fishnets - you've got the perfect amount of subtle shading in there too just to round out the legs and skirt

September 05, 2006 7:16 AM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thee are both nice, I love the one with the mesh stockings. Mary IMAGIK

September 09, 2006 8:56 AM  
Blogger Calvin said...

Very cool! I like the mesh.Pretty hot.

October 14, 2006 6:36 AM  
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