Friday, October 27, 2006

Illustration Friday-Wind



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This is my entry for Illustration Friday's "Wind" topic. The topid was posted today, and I created this image, today, specifically for the IF challenge.

I planned out my composition in Photoshop, after brainstorming on ideas. I printed out various layers on paper, and collaged them with Gel Medium and Acrylics. Then I scanned back into Photoshop and applied a filter for a bit more graphic feel. This was a fun organic process. From concept to posting on the blog it took about 3 hours. And NO bugs this time! But I did find a HUGE Jerusalem Cricket (aka Potato Bug) a few nights ago and got a good photo, and want to draw it some time. It was a full 2" long, not counting antennae.

I had "toyed" with the idea of a wind-up toy, but I knew I could get this idea done today.

I decided to post the orignal scan, which is the bottom image...you can see better detail of the wind background pattern.

25 Comments:

Blogger Ginger*:)* said...

Oh, this is just so lovely. I really like the effect and that you took time to think out something unique. Weather vanes are so captivating, and so is your compostion!

October 27, 2006 12:58 PM  
Blogger Tanya Nichols said...

want that on my house heheh..and a huge house under it!

October 27, 2006 1:02 PM  
Blogger JO said...

Nicely done. great illo.

October 27, 2006 2:19 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

there is something about a weathervane that always appeals to me and combined with your collaging technique and colours I'd say this is beautiful and unique!!!

October 27, 2006 2:20 PM  
Blogger Sil said...

great illo!!
i love Weathervanes!!! and this is beautiful!!

Sil
http://arteserrano.blogspot.com/
http://wishcolor.blogspot.com/

October 27, 2006 3:13 PM  
Blogger Zara said...

Wonderful image, great response to the topic.

October 27, 2006 3:43 PM  
Blogger frank h said...

excellent illo! I liked a lot... very good

October 27, 2006 7:41 PM  
Anonymous Marie said...

Great illio. I love the fact you have combined the digital and the traditional collage to achieve the final effect.

October 27, 2006 11:06 PM  
Blogger constance said...

I like your collage techniques. This is very interesting :) I saw your Orange and Black entry - That one is really good....I love the wings especially.

October 27, 2006 11:38 PM  
Anonymous benconservato said...

I always love the clash of old and new, but it works perfectly.

October 28, 2006 3:52 AM  
Blogger Michelle Lana said...

Great work, Scott!

October 28, 2006 10:56 AM  
Blogger studio lolo said...

Beautiful piece!

October 28, 2006 12:46 PM  
Blogger Issi said...

great job :o)

October 28, 2006 2:09 PM  
Blogger Robert McLaughlin said...

Very nice! I finally got you linked on my sidebar.

October 28, 2006 7:29 PM  
Anonymous aynaku said...

smart concept and excellent technique...I'm amazed by your multi-layered works....

October 29, 2006 1:24 AM  
Blogger LDahl said...

Pretty, I really like it!

October 29, 2006 8:34 AM  
Blogger Tony LaRocca said...

A lot of work went into that. Cool job. I'd make a bad Buddhist, as I firmly believe "the only good bug is a dead bug!"

October 29, 2006 12:52 PM  
Blogger irisz said...

beautiful one!!!!!!

October 30, 2006 12:48 AM  
Blogger r.prat said...

looks great! the background details are really nice :)

October 30, 2006 12:59 PM  
Blogger pkportfolio said...

great texture.

October 30, 2006 6:08 PM  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

I enjoy reading the process for this piece, and what a beautiful result from your work. Love the vintage feel to this. Really sharp idea for 'wind'!

November 01, 2006 3:06 PM  
Blogger scribblesk said...

I love what you did with the background!Beautiful melding!

November 01, 2006 8:03 PM  
Blogger Jeannette said...

nice weathervane. best weathervane illo ive seen in a long time. :)

seriously, the colors are great!

November 02, 2006 1:34 AM  
Blogger Rob Christianson said...

I think your collage work, particulary this Wind one, are truely inspiring. VERY nice.

November 09, 2006 8:38 AM  
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