Friday, November 17, 2006

Illustration Friday-Thanksgiving


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This is my entry for Illustration Friday's "Thanksgiving" topic. Done today, Friday, specifically for the challenge.

I decided on a style that I wanted to try. Thought of a simple composition, then I photographed my hands holding up a platter for reference. I then drew all the lines in Freehand. Brought the vector art into Photoshop where I added color. I painted a background and scanned that in. I also scanned a couple other organic textures and blended those in.

What do you think?

36 Comments:

Anonymous Osley said...

Very Cool, really dig the colors and hands. Nicely done. Check out mine for today too at http://www.flickr.com/photos/confabulance/299542750/

November 17, 2006 2:44 PM  
Blogger claudine hellmuth said...

great job!!

November 17, 2006 3:39 PM  
Blogger Diane Duda said...

really good!

November 17, 2006 6:01 PM  
Blogger Evan said...

This looks nice. I like your line work and the mixture of digital with some texture and stuff by hand. You should work some more in this style and see where it takes you.

November 17, 2006 6:57 PM  
Blogger mr.G said...

i really like where you are going with this technique. the varied line weight is working. nice work.

November 17, 2006 9:57 PM  
Blogger Rrramone said...

Long live the turkey! :-) Nice one.

November 18, 2006 5:48 AM  
Blogger steve said...

This is definitelty a great style that I think you should explore further. Nice job.

November 18, 2006 6:43 AM  
Blogger moverlow said...

Great composition and style. Simplicity says it all. Very nice!

November 18, 2006 7:19 AM  
Blogger marcisenders said...

Great style...It came out looking a bit vintage, especially with that color palette. Nice job!

November 18, 2006 9:55 AM  
Blogger Peggi Meyer Graminski said...

Super job & great color choices!

November 18, 2006 11:20 AM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

I think this is awesome Scott! It looks just like a serigraph! Very cool the way you have the image slightly outside the registration, the simplicity of the lines and colours are deadon perfect! Love this!

November 18, 2006 12:57 PM  
Blogger Natura said...

Like this style a lot! Very well done.

November 18, 2006 1:16 PM  
Blogger jim bradshaw said...

Your experiment paid off. Looks like someone is having a little too much fun!

November 18, 2006 2:48 PM  
Blogger Jeannette said...

I like the style & colors, really nice yellow.

November 18, 2006 4:15 PM  
Blogger Kathy Weller said...

i like it a lot! it's simplicity at it's finest. nice colors, nice texture, and great in oyur face focal point! it also has a bit of a retro feel - don't know if you were going for that or not, but it's working for you. :)

November 18, 2006 4:53 PM  
Blogger Michelle Lana said...

Nice one Scott!!!

November 18, 2006 4:56 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

love the simple, appealling and eye catching style!

November 19, 2006 1:02 AM  
Blogger A Sepia Colored Photo said...

oo! its so simple! it sorta reminds me of those illustrations you see in childrens books. i love it!

November 19, 2006 11:56 AM  
Blogger michael dailey said...

nice work

November 19, 2006 1:39 PM  
Blogger Design Roach said...

This is excellent. The textures are great.

November 19, 2006 9:02 PM  
Blogger bill zeman said...

looks great! very old fashioned and I love the colors

November 20, 2006 1:35 PM  
Blogger constance said...

Really like the feel of this one. Very nice :)

November 21, 2006 5:37 AM  
Blogger Franfou said...

looks like the superbowl cup mixt with thanksgiving, very fun great style ,man !!!

November 21, 2006 7:20 AM  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

I always enjoy reading your process to the work you are presenting. I like the colors and the no fussiness of the style, and it looks like you are very anxious for that roasted turkey. Love the artwork.

November 21, 2006 1:31 PM  
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November 21, 2006 1:59 PM  
Blogger Francesca said...

This is really good! The colors are expecially yummy! Ciao!

November 21, 2006 4:57 PM  
Blogger Ellen said...

Very good! Thanks for describing the process also!! Happy T-Giving!

November 22, 2006 6:24 AM  
Blogger Ginger*:)* said...

Nice one, Scott. Must be a really heavy bird and a really strong guy to hold him up so high. I can hear the cheers from the family right now! Just don't drop him on the way to the dining room.

November 22, 2006 9:19 AM  
Blogger CATRAVEN said...

I really like how you explained the process! (As if it were so easy hahahaha!) Well, obviously, it is for you! Truly wonderful!

November 22, 2006 5:43 PM  
Blogger Pickledog said...

Wooo.. I like this style, and the colours that you have used.

November 22, 2006 8:36 PM  
Blogger buep said...

I like it a lot! The colours and textures are fantastic. And of course, I enjoy the way you explain the process. Thanks for sharing!

November 23, 2006 1:26 AM  
Blogger net-net4 said...

Hi from France...Nice illustrations you have here...
I invite you to visite my blog...
I edit two fotos daily and if you leave me a cool funny comment or a small poem i will edit it in the frontal page next to the pictures...
Read you...

November 23, 2006 1:18 PM  
Blogger Chickengirl said...

I like the simplicity of this alot.

November 24, 2006 7:21 PM  
Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

Makes a powerful statement. I dig it!

November 26, 2006 2:02 PM  
Blogger julie said...

I love the color and texture of this. nice work!

November 28, 2006 10:39 AM  
Blogger lucrezia said...

This works very well - I hope folks take the time to look at the larger version!

November 29, 2006 11:18 AM  

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