Friday, April 13, 2007

Illustration Friday-Fortune

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This is my entry of IF's "fortune" topic. Drew the shapes in Freehand, painted a background that I'd textured with paper triangles. Painted the pig texture. Combined in Photoshop. Created Friday, specifically for the challenge.

The second image is a variation I decided to try on Saturday... I think I like the simplicity of the first one.

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Blogger ValGalArt said...

we are on the same wave-length Scott! if i knew illustrator or photoshop i would have made a house shaped piggy back! Excellent idea and i love the green!

April 13, 2007 11:19 PM  
Blogger isay said...

i like the texture scott and the pig is adorable.

April 14, 2007 1:01 AM  
Blogger Pequete said...

I like the idea, and I love the textures you created both in the background and the pig.

April 14, 2007 3:16 AM  
Blogger steve said...

Great job Scott! I like your combined use of traditional and modern techniques here.

April 14, 2007 6:23 AM  
Blogger The Tart said...


Love those cool colours, natch.

Send this guy over to the RV.

The Tart
; *

April 14, 2007 8:26 AM  
Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

Looks like you're on a green kick...ver cool shimmery effect you've achieved here. Like the contrasts as well - oh, and your new icon!

April 14, 2007 10:46 AM  
Blogger imwithsully said...

Anonymous obviously didn't take any creative crit classes in art school or the comments would have been much more productive to help you push your artwork. We love your vector style... and the green. Keep up the good work.

April 14, 2007 1:30 PM  
Blogger uvor said...

this catapults me back to good old days... I'd go for bike and big trumpet!

April 14, 2007 3:01 PM  
Blogger studio lolo said...

Hey, I didn't recognize you! I like both. The added images of what money can buy is kind of fun!

April 14, 2007 3:38 PM  
Blogger AndyDoodler said...

Verry niiice!!!!!- great use of all the media too! I like them both-- but yeah- I lean towards the 1st/simpler one--- I always have to fight the urge to try and put 10lbs in a 5lb bag-- not saying you did in the 2nd one- in fact think all fits perfect!

April 14, 2007 5:25 PM  
Blogger molita said...

the perfect idea!!!

April 14, 2007 5:48 PM  
Blogger Brine Blank said...

I like the first one more too...although it does seem like it needs a little something something in the lower left corner....very nice job on the pig(gy)...and I really like the texture and color of the backdrop...

April 14, 2007 6:27 PM  
Blogger mike r baker said...

Excellent graphic! I like the first one better too. If I may be so bold, I think the framing objectifies it. That may be a desired effect but if you want to make it more personable I'd frame it so the eye is closer to the center. But a wonderful drawing as always! Great work, Scott.

April 14, 2007 11:08 PM  
Blogger Kathleen Rietz said...

I like the second one best, actually....hands down. It is much more dynamic and makes a better statement with the items you added to it.

April 15, 2007 12:34 AM  
Blogger zime said...

Great style!!

April 15, 2007 6:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I prefer the second one because of the color contrast and the textures the pale line images create. I also think its message is much stronger than that of the top image. Very interesting idea!

April 15, 2007 10:18 AM  
Blogger Ellen Byrne said...

This is such fun and nicely done!

April 15, 2007 11:08 AM  
Blogger nina seven said...

i love the piggy bank idea!

April 15, 2007 11:29 AM  
Blogger Ginger*:)* said...

Both are wonderful, Scott. If I hadn't seen the first one I would have been happy with the second image with all the possessions added, but having seen the first one, I agree that there is a sublime simplicity that cannot be igonored. It is wonderful.

April 15, 2007 12:00 PM  
Blogger md said...

great lookin pig and textured bkgd and i agree i like the 1st best

April 15, 2007 12:12 PM  
Blogger the enigma said...

oh yeah, piggy bank! love the idea. hmm.. i think i like both..

April 15, 2007 2:19 PM  
Blogger Bron Smith said...

Nice illstration, as usual. It always amazes me when people say that they drew something digitally. I color things digitally, but I find that there is so much more control when I draw on paper. I only draw with my Wacom pen if I have to, as in a correction.

April 15, 2007 8:42 PM  
Anonymous aynaku said...

excellent work as usual. I like that pinky pig very much!

April 16, 2007 12:12 AM  
Blogger aeneadellaluna said...

Nice! I like the piggy bank! I used to have was very precious to me! it had a big flower! thanks for the reminder! COOOLLLL

April 16, 2007 1:37 AM  
Blogger carla said...

I can't decide which one I like the best. The piggy bank image is great, and it looks wonderful against the simple green background. I do like the idea of all the possibilities illustrated in the bottom one, as well.

April 16, 2007 3:22 AM  
Blogger Michelle Lana said...

i'm lovin your style scott!!!

April 16, 2007 7:59 AM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

Love the design!!

April 16, 2007 8:12 AM  
Blogger Nancy Bea said...

I like the simpler background a little better too, but they are both so good! (Hey, thanks for your nice comment on my own "Fortune" post!)

April 16, 2007 12:37 PM  
Blogger scribblesk said...

Some pig! Really love the style! I like them both, but maybe the simpler one a bit more!

April 16, 2007 12:52 PM  
Blogger Roberto Picasso said...

Hi Scott,

The first one is best, I think, because of its simplicity.

Great work.

Thanks for commenting on my blogs.


April 16, 2007 1:41 PM  
Blogger Emila Yusof said...

Great illo!

April 16, 2007 6:33 PM  
Blogger Pickledog said...

Neat piggy bank. I really like the simplicity of the first one too.

April 16, 2007 8:59 PM  
Blogger leah said...

Hey Scott - thanks for the warm welcome - I'm lovin' your style! The first image here is my favorite, it's both powerful and subtle at the same time, a feat that is often hard to accomplish. And the combination of line, texture and graphic elements in your work is well integrated - keep it up!

April 16, 2007 10:26 PM  
Blogger Nobody said...

That is an awesome piggy bank. I really like the one with the retro images around it. Great design and execution. That little burst in the bg adds alot to them too

April 17, 2007 12:03 PM  
Blogger moonsandstars said...

both very good but i would have to agree with you that i like the first one better.

April 17, 2007 12:40 PM  
Blogger atticus said...

wow - your style is very distinct. I'm digging the mixed media and the strong colors - I like the text in monkey vomit too.

April 17, 2007 2:23 PM  
Blogger esillustration said...

piggy piggy piggy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

April 17, 2007 2:32 PM  
Blogger dintoons said...

this is one sweet pig!! nice mood and innovative concept! :)

April 18, 2007 1:31 AM  
Blogger Scott said...

Great work. I really like the line work of the pig and the texture & colors.

April 18, 2007 2:06 PM  
Blogger becca said...

Nice piece. Great texture. How would you describe the pig's expression? He looks a little wary to me.

April 18, 2007 7:02 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Really nice work! The colors are superb. I like how the objects bring in splashes of white, but I also like the simple top one.

April 19, 2007 7:06 AM  
Blogger r.prat said...

great idea! the pig is so cute and the textures are amazing! thanks for your comment :)

April 19, 2007 7:13 AM  
Blogger Big A said...

Definitely the simplicity of the first one, I think it stands on it's own without all the other items.

April 19, 2007 10:19 AM  
Blogger MammaJam said...

I really like the color you chose and I am rather fond of that pig. Green for the background is a good "fortune" type color. And yes, I prefer the first, less complex image:)

April 19, 2007 10:45 AM  
Blogger The Tart said...

This piggy is on his little way to being so Glamtrashy ... or almost!

The Tart
; *

April 19, 2007 10:46 AM  
Anonymous get zapped said...

Excellent color combo and I must say I like the top one, my eye focuses more on the pig and doesn't jump around. Nice work!

April 19, 2007 10:48 AM  
Blogger nice lopes said...

i love pigs!!!! nice work!

April 19, 2007 4:12 PM  
Blogger Lauren Kate said...

Thats great!!
I love your work with texture and colour - its really eye-catching!

April 19, 2007 8:28 PM  
Blogger trudette said...

I like the nice clear shape of it, the color contrast is just great.

April 20, 2007 4:00 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Interesting blog!

April 20, 2007 10:10 AM  
Blogger marcobucci said...

very cool mix of traditional/digital.

April 20, 2007 10:07 PM  
Blogger sam said...

both images are great. you have a wonderful way of using textures. :)

April 25, 2007 6:53 AM  
Blogger jim bradshaw said...

Wow! I haven't been here in awhile. I totally love this style you have here.

June 07, 2007 1:45 PM  

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