Saturday, December 02, 2006

Illustration Friday-Might


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This is my entry for Illustration Friday's "might". He might make it, he might not. Or, it takes a lot of might to do that? An idea I've been thinking about for a while. Drew the shapes in Freehand, and colored and textured in Photoshop. I might try another variation, but it's gonna be a busy week. So this is the best I can do for now!

I'd love your feedback.

Kind regards for the many comments I've received on previous entries.

56 Comments:

Blogger Michelle Lana said...

great concept, scott! cool work!

December 02, 2006 6:05 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

Love it, great idea and the design is awesome!! Great take on the theme!

December 02, 2006 6:13 PM  
Blogger Ginger*:)* said...

I agree! Wonderful concept and illustration.

December 02, 2006 6:32 PM  
Blogger michael dailey said...

lol reminds me of all those hungery gators tonite hoping to win it big. nice concept and design

December 02, 2006 7:41 PM  
Blogger mrs. b. said...

this is really well done, the colors are calm but still highlight uncertainty...nice!

December 02, 2006 8:53 PM  
Blogger Catnapping said...

balance. excellent.

December 02, 2006 9:06 PM  
Blogger Brine Blank said...

Great view and really like concept...what do you think about some layering of the 'fear gators' with overlapping...you know, some large scale ones up front and overlapping with a wavelike effect to pull the viewer in and create a sense of depth...

December 02, 2006 10:52 PM  
Blogger swahnen said...

Very cool illo I like it very much, scary thing dangeling up there....

December 03, 2006 12:59 AM  
Blogger spacemonster said...

I love the little fear chompy beasts. :D

December 03, 2006 8:34 AM  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

Inching his way high above the madding crowds, which in this case are blood thirsty alligators. Who will have lunch today. Eyecatching design, [I think I would have written FALL on the gators, but it's not my illo], anyway, excellent piece!

December 03, 2006 9:16 AM  
Blogger Tanya Nichols said...

I have to say I have missed Illo friday for some time caring for my ill-grandmother and I come back to find many treats on your site...What a feast for my eyes!! absolutely wonderful to see your creativity...

December 03, 2006 10:35 AM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

I love your colours! Suberb and simple but very effective! Really love it!

December 03, 2006 10:57 AM  
Blogger Craig said...

Very nice!

December 03, 2006 11:11 AM  
Blogger Dominicras said...

I really like the tightrope guy. He seems really deep for being made of just two colors

December 03, 2006 11:49 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Love the open mouths of fear waiting to grab him--success is not giving in to fear...

December 03, 2006 3:24 PM  
Blogger Todd Harris said...

great job on this blog. really nice post. will keep checking in.

December 03, 2006 6:17 PM  
Blogger John Coulter said...

great job on this! love the textures.

and thanks for all your nice comments on my work

http://johncoulter.blogspot.com/

December 03, 2006 6:55 PM  
Blogger Ujwala said...

nice illo and the idea has been conveyed very well.

December 03, 2006 7:40 PM  
Blogger letile said...

Nice graphic image- strong... and mighty!

December 03, 2006 7:42 PM  
Blogger Valeriannah said...

Totally awesome! I love the colors and everything about it!

December 03, 2006 8:31 PM  
Blogger Mia (a.k.a."The Great Blogbina") said...

Nice- Interesting concept! Thank you for sharing your work ... and for your comments.

December 03, 2006 9:58 PM  
Blogger ® said...

good concept, and good translation of it to a pic

December 04, 2006 12:15 AM  
Blogger Kevin Spear said...

Your conecpt is right on. Isn't ironic that might balances with fear? It is a mighty emotion. You've shown, both fear can be mighty and might can win over fear. Great ideal.

December 04, 2006 2:28 AM  
Blogger Bearuh said...

GREAT! Love the "fear" text. very pronounced style.

December 04, 2006 11:16 AM  
Blogger dian said...

the first thing that pop up in my head when i saw this was "wow this illo got a great concept":) i guess most of everyone here had the same thought.

December 04, 2006 6:25 PM  
Blogger Pickledog said...

Great concept and illustration! I'm fighting one of those fear croco-beatles right now! Ahhh!

December 04, 2006 8:21 PM  
Blogger studio lolo said...

Very cool and powerful illo!!

December 04, 2006 9:03 PM  
Blogger Jeannette said...

wow, nice. like bug alligator termites!

<3jeannette
www.jimmyjanesays.com

December 04, 2006 11:23 PM  
Blogger frank h said...

this is a GREAT concept and a better illo!

very good, Digi

December 05, 2006 8:41 AM  
Blogger Bron Smith said...

Wow...what an inventive, powerful image.

December 05, 2006 9:15 AM  
Blogger Kumikob said...

Great angle and color choice!

December 05, 2006 10:27 AM  
Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

Love this, Scott! It would make a wonderful editorial piece. Kinda surprised you did not do the cast of "A Mighty Wind!" :-)

December 05, 2006 1:10 PM  
Blogger sage said...

ooo...i like..

December 05, 2006 3:09 PM  
Blogger A Sepia Colored Photo said...

oo.. this is a great take on the theme! great illo!

December 05, 2006 5:13 PM  
Blogger Design Roach said...

Man, you have some great ideas. Fantastic!

December 05, 2006 9:41 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

wow, looks like fear is ready to eat him up. wonderful concept

December 05, 2006 11:31 PM  
Blogger constance said...

That's a powerful concept/idea! Love it! And I've missed your Invention post - I do love to own one of those! :D Wonderful works, digital scott :)

December 06, 2006 3:56 AM  
Blogger FromThaBrook said...

digital scott! i like how this is simple, stylistic and still conveys the theme. almost looks like a print

December 06, 2006 6:30 AM  
Blogger MiJa said...

love this.. almost reminds me of the yellow submarine for some reason!

December 06, 2006 10:52 AM  
Blogger Twisselman said...

Wonderful stuff since the last time I visited... those fear-mongering gators are hoping the guy's line isn't strung too tight. Great colors.

Really like the Thanksgiving background... cool effects.

The 'clear' illustration reminds me of the pigeons I'd like to knock silly and relocate. Maybe if I clean the French doors, they'd knock themselves out.

Great stuff!

December 06, 2006 3:53 PM  
Blogger Kitty Loco said...

Cool crocs...great take on the theme!

December 06, 2006 3:53 PM  
Blogger Lu*** said...

HI! this is brilliant! genial concept!

Un saludo!

December 07, 2006 3:06 AM  
Blogger VANMO said...

I love the calm colorscheme! It's a shame that the might of fear is often so strong but I'm sure he will make it.

December 07, 2006 6:07 AM  
Blogger scribblesk said...

Powerful and intriquing image!

December 07, 2006 2:52 PM  
Blogger demosthenes said...

this is an excellent piece, scott! thematically, compositionally, it's spot on! i love it!

December 08, 2006 10:15 AM  
Blogger demosthenes said...

excellent piece, scott! i love it! style, composition, color, theme, all great!

December 08, 2006 10:20 AM  
Anonymous AscenderRisesAbove said...

the fear would keep you on the line for sure

December 08, 2006 5:22 PM  
Blogger Robert McLaughlin said...

This reminds me of a portion of the "Who Wants to be a Superhero" reality series on the Sci-Fi channel.

The "Superheroes" were blindfolded and had to walk on what they thought was a wooden plank between two buildings.

When each one finished their task and the blindfold was removed they discovered they had simply walked on a wooden plank ON the roof.

The psychology of fear can cause us NOT to do many things that would be otherwise entirely possible.

Thanks for the thought-provoking illustration.

December 11, 2006 6:02 PM  
Blogger georg said...

Hope he managed! Good idea how you maked it - great story and style!

December 12, 2006 2:09 PM  
Blogger Big A said...

fFar is 1,000 alligators below your feet ... I like it! Thanks for visiting my blog!

December 13, 2006 12:30 PM  
Blogger Pickledog said...

Again, this illustration is great! A wonderful concept, and composition.

I have also tagged you! You are IT, but only if you want to be. (I was tagged by benconservato)

December 17, 2006 7:37 AM  
Blogger Diane Duda said...

I was stopping by to tag you also. But, I see that you're already "it". Maybe it's a different one...5 things no one knows about you.

Thanks for always leaving me such nice comments.
Di

December 18, 2006 6:41 AM  
Blogger T.J. said...

Excellent work!

January 16, 2007 1:49 PM  
Blogger macmcrae said...

Such an excellent concept and illustration. I think that pretty much sums up life in general. Except that I fall off daily.

January 18, 2007 8:49 PM  
Blogger Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Me too! I think this is one of my most favorite ilustrations so far. I want to do more like this...

January 18, 2007 8:57 PM  
Blogger Margarida Girão said...

I just love it!! Great concept and great illo. Simple and strong!

January 26, 2007 5:41 AM  

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