Monday, January 15, 2007

Illustration Friday-80s Part Two

I was inspired to do a second illustration for Illustration Friday's topic "80s". There was an artist in the 80s called Patrick Nagel who created images that typified the 80s, at least for me. His stuff seemed to be everywhere for a while. Very stylized. So this is an homage to him. I also used the Olivia Newton John "Physical" cover as inspiration, so this is doubly 80s! Two for the price of one. I aim to please. This was created specifically for the IF challenge. I drew everything in Freehand, but colored it in Photoshop. It might look more like Olivia with lighter hair, but it seemed like Nagel nearly always had black on his models.

What do you think?

If you didn't see my original Mac illustration, check out the previous post. The IF thumb nail feature wasn't working when I posted it...


Blogger Linda said...

turned out real nice, good job, nice choice, i like your 1st one also!

January 15, 2007 11:34 PM  
Blogger paige said...

Ha! I'd say you nailed it. Patrick Nagel was such a huge influence on art of the Eighties! On everything from Duran Duran covers to every party flier I recieved anyway! I drew a sort of Olivia styled character for my Illo Friday too. So, I'd say that was a genius choice!

January 15, 2007 11:43 PM  
Blogger Ester said...

haha! My first thought for 80's was also Nagel. You definitely got it :)

January 16, 2007 6:37 AM  
Blogger Michelle Lana said...

this is awesome scott!

January 16, 2007 7:26 AM  
Blogger Diane Duda said...

Love both of your 80s posts! I'm finding it hard to even get one down on paper.

January 16, 2007 10:08 AM  
Blogger Bill Z said...

totally - Nagel sums up the eighties in so many ways

January 16, 2007 10:29 AM  
Blogger isay said...

it is beautiful scott! and great choiceor this week's entry!

January 16, 2007 11:54 AM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Very cool! Super illo! Very professional and lovely!

January 16, 2007 11:58 AM  
Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

I got both references immediately without reading a word! Great job! Amazing Nagel created such tight images back then without a computer!

January 16, 2007 1:16 PM  
Blogger AndyDoodler said...

Wow! very niice! Me likes!

This is a perfect example of '80's illustration"? Is the 's correct here - because the illustration belongs to the '80s?

Anyway- great mac illo too! Thought it was a photo!

January 16, 2007 2:29 PM  
Blogger steve said...

Top choice and illo! Yeah, I've got that Rio album still--great stuff.

January 16, 2007 4:56 PM  
Blogger Mia (a.k.a."The Great Blogbina") said...

Nice- I like it!

January 16, 2007 5:41 PM  
Blogger the enigma said...

omg, the eighties! (yuck! ^_^) great illo scott!

January 16, 2007 6:13 PM  
Blogger esillustration said...

This is 100% 80s!! Great work!

January 16, 2007 7:30 PM  
Blogger constance said...

I think you're right! The headband especially! 80's well 'captured' :)

January 17, 2007 4:35 AM  
Anonymous aynaku said...

I really like this clean and stylized work...beatiful clours as well!
(the mac below looks real 80's archaeology!)

January 17, 2007 5:37 AM  
Blogger Robert McLaughlin said...

Definitely Nagelesque. I remember when the Olivia Newton John album first came out--it caused quite the scandal.

January 17, 2007 8:34 AM  
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January 17, 2007 9:39 AM  
Blogger claudine hellmuth said...

Nagel! yes brings back memories!

January 17, 2007 1:04 PM  
Blogger lucrezia said...

Oh, this is lovely - the line of the neck, the tendrils of her hair - very 'feel the burn'!

January 17, 2007 5:06 PM  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

Aerobics, such a big part of the eighties.
I like the crisp clean lines and the sharp contrast in colors, giving this piece an energy and action.

January 17, 2007 11:24 PM  
Blogger scribblesk said...

Really captures the 80's somehow! well done!

January 18, 2007 7:45 AM  
Blogger Jennifer Bell said...

I love that face! It's so strange that you can't hear that song without thinking about legwarmers and headbands.

January 18, 2007 9:00 PM  
Blogger julie crews said...

Very reminiscent of Nagel! Well done. I like your computer too. We had a Commadore 64 growing up where you had to type in the program to play cool games like ping pong, (can you can picture it? -square pixels bouncing around the screen with a bar moving back and forth on the bottom.) Had a joy stick too, wow, were we high tech.
I like your site too, well done.

January 18, 2007 9:52 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

coolio design! totally capture 80's style!

January 18, 2007 10:42 PM  
Blogger acanthoplax said...

Oh the memories....I remember trying to convince my dad to buy one of those Mac boxes because we had them at school and I thought they were neat. And now I'm going to have 'Physical' in my head all day. Great work!

January 19, 2007 8:46 AM  

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