Monday, November 06, 2006

Illustration Friday-Smoke



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This is the infamous "smoking gun". Drew the gun in Freehand with lots of detail. The top version is after a slight bit of Photoshop work. Created this specifically for the IF challenge.

I wanted some technical illustration practice...

Feedback welcome!

49 Comments:

Blogger Michelle Lana said...

Great illo, scott....very nice rendering! great work.

November 06, 2006 5:16 PM  
Blogger Pickledog said...

I really like the Freehand version. My favorite part is where the end of the barrel is joining with the muzzle. The gradient from charcoal-gray to silver-gray, with the beveled edge is super. As a bonus this “piece” reminds of Megatron!

November 06, 2006 6:36 PM  
Blogger susan said...

it is a great draw... get it? draw! no honestly,it is so real, it is scary!

November 06, 2006 6:53 PM  
Blogger michael dailey said...

the PS takes it to ahigher level nice work

November 06, 2006 7:14 PM  
Blogger Stacia said...

Great technical skill! It really shows in the details. Nice work.

November 06, 2006 7:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks real enough but have you tried flushing the toilet? Ha Ha Ha Only you will be laughing! DZ

November 06, 2006 7:46 PM  
Blogger Diane Duda said...

practice makes perfect, and this looks just about perfect to me.

thanks for all the nice words you leave on my blog:)

November 06, 2006 8:03 PM  
Blogger Design Roach said...

Wow! Really great detail and nice perspective. Nice job.

November 06, 2006 8:14 PM  
Blogger Tj said...

Very, very realistic! I like the second one cuz it looks more real! Thanks for stopping by my blog btw. You are so lucky to have a dog!

November 06, 2006 10:33 PM  
Blogger Jeannette said...

I like the top version. Very nice.

November 06, 2006 11:04 PM  
Blogger nice lopes said...

I loved the first version! It's a great illo! Congratulations and thank for visit my blog!

November 07, 2006 3:47 AM  
Blogger Shane said...

Nice detail! The Freehand illustration was good by itself even.

November 07, 2006 5:21 AM  
Blogger FromThaBrook said...

hey i appreciate the comment love. amazing work here, the bottom gun looks like something straight out of Xbox 360 graphics. keep it up californ

November 07, 2006 5:22 AM  
Blogger cbball22 said...

great work.. really detailed it looks real

November 07, 2006 6:36 AM  
Blogger buep said...

Great detail and perspective. Perfect job!

November 07, 2006 7:03 AM  
Blogger Lois said...

wow, you have such a variety of work. Great you can do the technical stuff, and collage and everything. I admire that.

November 07, 2006 7:24 AM  
Blogger N. Pathak said...

excellent work I love the detail.

November 07, 2006 7:36 AM  
Blogger studio lolo said...

Nice work! I like the simple waft of smoke, nicely understated.
Thanks for your comments on my work. It feels nice to get my feet wet again!

November 07, 2006 8:08 AM  
Blogger Fossfor said...

this must've been really fiddly to do... nice work!

November 07, 2006 8:45 AM  
Blogger Bron Smith said...

A clever interpretation of the word. I like your clean and graphic style.

November 07, 2006 10:12 AM  
Blogger neilornstein said...

very nice work

November 07, 2006 10:13 AM  
Blogger Rafael Arjona said...

Great work, i like with outlines.
Thank you for your visit and commentaries.

November 07, 2006 11:26 AM  
Blogger Tony LaRocca said...

So realistic, I can smell the cordite!

November 07, 2006 12:32 PM  
Blogger claudine hellmuth said...

wow! wonderfuL!

November 07, 2006 2:46 PM  
Blogger sage said...

very cool!

November 07, 2006 3:40 PM  
Blogger The Furtive Wangler said...

Nice illustration, I'd love to be able to do something so detailed in Freehand. Thanks for your kind comments on my doodle.

November 07, 2006 4:15 PM  
Blogger paipai said...

i like the top version, nice outline.

November 08, 2006 2:57 AM  
Blogger Michele Melcher Illustration said...

One thing I've never mastered is drawing through a computer program, weather it's photoshop, illustrator, freehand or the like. You've done a very nice job. I could see it on the page of a comic book!

November 08, 2006 6:11 AM  
Blogger Whyavier said...

That's very realistic. Great three-dimensional effect.

November 08, 2006 7:00 AM  
Blogger Gabrielle said...

Very, very nice...

both versions have a totally different feel

November 08, 2006 7:16 AM  
Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

Wow, awesome work! They're both distinct in style and feeling.

November 08, 2006 9:11 AM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

clever and very well done!

November 08, 2006 9:16 AM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

very coool rendering!

November 08, 2006 10:20 AM  
Blogger Da Ghost Prod said...

wow, you are really excellent in FreeHand, really impressive ! and the final touch makes it really powerful !! great work ;)

November 08, 2006 11:26 AM  
Blogger georg said...

Well done! I like the first one best, the PhotoShop and you did a great job!

greetings - georg

November 08, 2006 4:01 PM  
Blogger That Blue Girl said...

Wow. Very technical! Great concept. I checked out your website-another impressive collection of work. I wish I had the patience for such detail. Thanks for checking out my illo too.

November 08, 2006 7:33 PM  
Blogger Twisselman said...

The smoking gun... I am in awe of your technical illustration expertise. They're both great, but I really like the unaltered Freehand version.

November 08, 2006 8:51 PM  
Blogger Julie Olson said...

Although most people say they like the unaltered Freehand version (the bottom one right?) I like the one with lines. It gives it its own style reminiscent of comic books. It makes it more interesting. But then again, I'm a sucker for line. I've never tried Freehand...is it anything like Illustrator? the style in the bottom piece looks like it was created in Illustrator.

November 09, 2006 10:24 AM  
Blogger jim bradshaw said...

Wow! Very clean illustration. You are definitely mixing it up. Keep up all the fun stuff.

November 09, 2006 2:08 PM  
Blogger r.prat said...

wow looks amazing!. So real!great work :)

November 09, 2006 4:56 PM  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

Super idea and the fresh clean precision of your freehand work with this subject is a beautiful thing. Wow!

November 09, 2006 7:47 PM  
Blogger jert said...

wow cool work man

November 09, 2006 11:32 PM  
Blogger constance said...

Wow! That's a very detailed illustration! Great work!

November 10, 2006 4:27 AM  
Blogger demosthenes said...

great work scott!

sorry for the delayed reply, nanowrimo has had me extremely occupied.

November 10, 2006 5:27 AM  
Blogger Sam said...

very good illustrations ! they both look great but i think my favorite is the freehand version

November 10, 2006 7:29 AM  
Anonymous mac mcrae said...

awesome work! Freehand owns Illustrator.

November 10, 2006 2:25 PM  
Blogger PaulSketch said...

ooo! Very nice angle, and awesome idea for the I.F.

November 11, 2006 11:02 AM  
Blogger Tracey said...

Hi! Thank you so much for asking after me! It's been so long since I've posted and made the rounds. Shame on me! Your latest work is just out of this world! You should be so proud! Pearls before Swine...and more absolutely blew me away! Looking forward to seeing what's next! I'll keep up this time! :) I hope to have my new IF submission up tomorrow!

November 13, 2006 1:57 PM  
Anonymous Robert McLaughlin said...

Great work Scott! I really like this. 'Course I've always had a "thing" for guns, knives, firecrackers and cherry bombs. Will I ever grow up?

Robert

November 29, 2006 8:40 PM  

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