Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Illustration Friday-I Spy

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This is my entry for IF's topic "I Spy". Created today, Tuesday, specifically for the challenge. This one, plus the last two entries are becoming a series.

Thanks so much for the many great comments last week! It's awesome to receive them, and much appreciated!

This is one is done is the same style, which is new for me. After I conceive my idea, I create a quickish vector drawing in Freehand, then I print it out and I draw over it onto vellum...drawing quickly and on a somewhat rough desk. This is very unlike me usually. I then paint a background with acrylics and scan the two pieces into Photoshop where I tweak a bit, but actually not much.

These last three drawings I've tried to create a story. More specifically a story designed where you can help fill in the lines, by not telling too much. I think it's working. What about you, do you think it's working?

As always feedback of all sorts is welcome!



Blogger MVillos said...

It's definitely working. You leave just enough for each viewer to make up their own story. Great texture and concept...keep 'em flowin!

March 27, 2007 6:28 PM  
Blogger Curious Art said...

I really like the direction these are taking, Scott-- you're definitely onto something!

March 27, 2007 6:36 PM  
Blogger Ammon said...

I can see the story, at least the story that I could make up. I can see how it would be different for everyone. Great work. Your technique is definitely working out.

March 27, 2007 6:40 PM  
BloggerʉۢMaRCe said...

This illos are great!! Love the backgrounds, the colors, the whole look is really interesting and atractive!!

March 27, 2007 6:54 PM  
Blogger md said...

nice illo and interpetation of the theme

March 27, 2007 7:43 PM  
Blogger Diane Duda said...

it really is working! i really love the background!
keep 'em comin'.

March 27, 2007 7:54 PM  
Blogger Michele Melcher Illustration said...

Me likes!
Nice colors you chose. Very nice!

March 27, 2007 8:20 PM  
Blogger The Tart said...

Really wonderful! I would love this in my house.

Perfect smooch,
The Tart
; *

March 27, 2007 8:25 PM  
Blogger Angela Rockett said...

Great job - really nice illo.

Your images do tell a story, and I think it's wonderful that you let the viewers make it their own.

March 27, 2007 8:36 PM  
Blogger Debbie Egizio said...

I love these! The style is amazing and the fact that you create a story and let us fill in the lines is just too cool. I see that he has cut the wires and freed himself from his internal prison. Now there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Well anyway that's how I see it. Thanks for all the fun.

March 27, 2007 9:22 PM  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

He has had in his pocession: scissors, chalk, chalk board, a chair and a little box, Oh I don't want to forget the wire, and he's had a chance to change into shorts,[by the way, he has nice legs], although i don't think his nice legs are an important part of the story , anyway. I don't have a story yet, just all these objects dancing in my head.
Fascinating work and love the style in this series!

March 27, 2007 10:40 PM  
Blogger Honor Bowden said...

Hey I really like this style you've developed. The roughness is great, and I love the mood it creates.

March 28, 2007 12:17 AM  
Blogger molita said...

Really like this one, great job!

March 28, 2007 5:35 AM  
Anonymous Antonio Cesar said...

Congrats! Very beautiful one!

March 28, 2007 6:03 AM  
Blogger Janice said...

Im appreciating your contributions and your subtle use of colour...

March 28, 2007 6:21 AM  
Blogger demosthenes said...

i think it's working great, Scott! visually and thematically. keep it going!

March 28, 2007 9:55 AM  
Blogger r.prat said...

I specially like the perspective in this one and the colors you used. Great work! :) thanks for your comments :)

March 28, 2007 11:14 AM  
Blogger buep said...

Yes, it is working! It's nice to see that you are enjoying this new style. It looks like you set yourself free! Congrats!

March 28, 2007 12:22 PM  
Blogger janie said...

works for me, already looking forwad to next weeks edition!

March 28, 2007 1:10 PM  
Blogger KittyMeow said...

Wow these are really great...the whole series works so well...And its amazing you can connect three completely random topics. Not quite sure what the story is for me, more a collection of feelings. :-D

March 28, 2007 1:11 PM  
Blogger VANMO said...

I really like your new style. It has more feeling somehow in it. Maybe because of the textures. The story: there's a light shining through, that's always good isn't it? Maybe next week I'll get the whole story...

March 28, 2007 1:11 PM  
Blogger Brine Blank said...

Like the texture of the background and the 'wonky' angles...

March 28, 2007 3:05 PM  
Blogger my heart is made of gravy said...

This is clearly drawn by a man who listens to a lot of Wham.

You fricken pervert.

March 28, 2007 3:41 PM  
Blogger Bill Z said...

I like the colors in this - its a very interesting combination of digital and uh, non-digital media.

March 28, 2007 6:26 PM  
Blogger nice lopes said...

Oh yes...it's working! i loved the style! thanks for visiting my blog!

March 28, 2007 6:46 PM  
Blogger Fabian Lemey said...

And a great series!

March 29, 2007 1:15 AM  
Blogger aeneadellaluna said...

Very interesting..the colours and ambience is just terrific! :)

March 29, 2007 4:24 AM  
Blogger carla said...

I really like these last three pieces. I love the texture and the restrained use of color. There is definitely a story going on, but as you said... the viewr makes it his or her own. Your process is very interesting. It's a great melding of digital and traditional art. Keep on with this!

March 29, 2007 11:36 AM  
Blogger Pickledog said...

Nice work on his hands and feet. Great concept too.

March 29, 2007 7:38 PM  
Blogger mrana said...

Wonderful storytelling. Great composition and colour ... I really like this series of yours!

March 29, 2007 8:04 PM  

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