Saturday, April 07, 2007

Illustration Friday-Green


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This is my entry for IF's topic, "Green". I created this specifically for the challenge. I thought of my idea, took a photograph of my hands holding a jar, drew the shapes in Freehand, and compiled with some textures in Photoshop. I think this is pretty good, but I think I want to rework this and push it even further. Do you have any ideas?

Kind regards to all!

Scott

40 Comments:

Blogger Pequete said...

Wow, what's in that jar?! It looks like something dangerous, I wouldn't want to go near it... I keep loving your illustrations. In this case, the only thing I'm not fond of is the very linear backgound, but I guess that has to do with personal taste - the image is very effective all the same.

April 07, 2007 3:48 AM  
Blogger Michelle Lana said...

Great! Love this style scott!

April 07, 2007 4:04 AM  
Blogger md said...

maybe some cast shadows. great work on the hands

April 07, 2007 6:29 AM  
Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

Very cool and different, Scott. Mysterious also. I always like to read about your technique.

April 07, 2007 6:39 AM  
Blogger mcscrub said...

always love your stuff fantastic

April 07, 2007 10:21 AM  
Blogger demosthenes said...

wow, definitely unusual. i like the shapes you used for the vapor (for lack of a better term). perhaps working those shapes outward into the background. your anatomy is improving also. keep it up!

April 07, 2007 12:19 PM  
Blogger Kevin Spear said...

The way you used the green in the illustration is powerful. It hints at danger an poison.

The only thing I would work at is the background. Does it need to be smooth or done in some way that complements the subject? Perhaps it needs to be toned back in some way. At any rate, it would be a very minor change. It's great the way it is.

April 07, 2007 12:50 PM  
Blogger imwithsully said...

I agree with Kevin. It's great the way it is. But, if you did something different with the background, it might highlight the foreground even more.

April 07, 2007 2:25 PM  
Blogger mike r baker said...

Always great stuff, Scott. I like the use of only 2 tones of green. As for the background, I think the above comments are right. How about if the lines spiraled out?

April 07, 2007 2:40 PM  
Blogger d said...

scott. this is very nice. i agree with the others that the only thing i would change would be the background. i think the 'rays' compete with what's happening in the foreground. maybe just a solid color? with some texture in it? or a wash?

anyway, really great illo.

April 07, 2007 5:03 PM  
Blogger maria antunes said...

Very good! I love it!!! Looks like poison.

April 07, 2007 5:48 PM  
Blogger Shano said...

Very cool! It's always interesting to hear how people created their work. Thanks for sharing!

April 07, 2007 6:12 PM  
Anonymous Steve Mitchell said...

Really nice mix of illustration and design. Love it!

April 07, 2007 6:23 PM  
Blogger mike said...

Nice rendition of your hands, cool green smokey stuff... Have a good one....

April 07, 2007 8:18 PM  
Blogger bluerose9062 said...

I don't have any suggestions. I like the background. I was wondering about the jar, though. Does it say "fresh", as in fresh air? Cool idea, and great picture! Thanks for your suggestion on my post. I took your advice, and Felipe is now purple :]

April 07, 2007 8:21 PM  
Blogger zime said...

OHH I like it!!!

April 07, 2007 8:56 PM  
Anonymous aynaku said...

aladin's lamp? great work, really well done... I like the delicate colours balance.

April 08, 2007 1:32 AM  
Blogger Honor Bowden said...

This style is going well! My only thought would be to add a little more contrast between the background and the hands, but I really like it as is.

April 08, 2007 5:09 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Very good work! Nothing to change.

April 08, 2007 9:53 AM  
Blogger georg said...

Beautiful - and I see a meaning: In my opinion it's "spring" in the jar. Changes? Maybee the "spring smoke" could get some shadows?

Thanks a lot for your comment to my exhibition - yes, it's very good to "go for the real world" too...

April 08, 2007 5:04 PM  
Blogger Valeriannah said...

I love the way that you did the hands.

April 08, 2007 10:50 PM  
Blogger Andrew Thornton said...

I think this is quite nice. I like the linear background. It's nice when it constrasts the very organic swirls coming from the jar. The simplicity of the over-all piece is also really stunning. Good work as always!

April 09, 2007 1:22 AM  
Blogger aeneadellaluna said...

You just gave me an awesome idea.. like if this jar had kriptonite..and kriptonite is green..too bad I already drew my illo for the week! :) awesome work as always!

April 09, 2007 2:52 AM  
Blogger Roberto Picasso said...

Hi Scott,

Thanks for commenting on my Picasso blog. This looks like a wintergreen scent in a bottle. Cool!

Roberto Picasso (AKA Robert McLaughlin)

April 09, 2007 2:52 PM  
Blogger trudette said...

Releasing the color green, I like that idea, love the hand series.

April 09, 2007 3:10 PM  
Blogger getzapped said...

I really like it and nothing stands out that needs changing to me. I love the soft layering and textures. It's a very nice piece.

April 09, 2007 3:33 PM  
Blogger merlinprincesse said...

There are two possibilities... You should NOT eat what's in there....Or you can make 3 wishes...Hhehehe! :)

April 09, 2007 4:09 PM  
Blogger Mac McRae said...

I like it! You need to put a little green monster in there and call it "Fart in a jar". It would be awesome. You could enter it into moji war.

April 09, 2007 4:16 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

Love the design!! beautiful!!

April 09, 2007 5:04 PM  
Blogger Jeff G said...

I'm really enjoying your HANDS series. I know you use photo reference, but to me they look inspired by classic Japanese figures' hands. Check out the hands in Hokusai's woodblock prints.

April 09, 2007 5:20 PM  
Blogger Roland Mechael said...

really nice graphic shapes and lovely colors!

April 09, 2007 6:19 PM  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

I think of limes and lemons while looking at this piece, my mouth waters. Intrigueing and cool illo!

I think this would be interesting from a different perspective as well, seeing the palms of the hands and the fragrance flowing towards the viewer, with just a hint of the interior of the jar.

April 09, 2007 7:25 PM  
Anonymous Marie said...

Great illio. Love the shades of green.

April 09, 2007 10:43 PM  
Blogger Honor Bowden said...

Thanks, yeah I liked the movie. Especially the Da Vinci tie-in.

April 10, 2007 12:37 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh said...

drawing hands is one of the most challenging despite its simplicity.. for me.. well the texture in your work is nice already.. maybe let me suggest a dash more of shadow.. oh well im more into dark things. lol..

but as i said your entry is nice and would wanna come back again next week to see whats next..

April 10, 2007 6:58 AM  
Blogger buep said...

This is fantastic! I don't have any suggestions, it's a great illo!

April 10, 2007 10:27 AM  
Blogger Janice said...

genie in a bottle? its got a very nice feel.. both pieces...

April 10, 2007 5:11 PM  
BloggerʉۢMaRCe said...

I really like this one!! for me this background is just great, like it more than the second one! Love the color scheme and white hands!!
I didnt saw it as poison coming out of the jar, for me it was something magical!!
I believe that when you use pale colors or white for the skin of your characters your illos look much more interesting and rich! but thats my particular taste I guess... and I supose you used normal skin color for the snap series becouse you wanted something more commercial right?
Thanks for your comments on my illos :) Any suggestions on mine are also very welcomed!!

April 10, 2007 8:00 PM  
Blogger lemathieu said...

very, very, very beautifull. My eyes says "thank you !"

April 13, 2007 4:21 AM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

i love the ideas and colours!!!

April 13, 2007 11:21 PM  

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