Sunday, May 06, 2007

Illustration Friday-Neighbor



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This is my entry for Illustration Friday's "neighbor" topic. Still trying to do sets. Good practice. These are a bit of a departure for me, style wise, especially the one with the bridge. Both started as pencil sketches. Then drew my vector lines trying to keep the casual nature of a pencil sketch. Painted some textures, and compiled everything in Photoshop. Both were created today, Sunday, specifically for IF.

What do you think?

Scott

63 Comments:

Blogger md said...

nice bckground texture and style

May 06, 2007 8:07 PM  
Blogger Ammon said...

I agree with the Doc, great background texture. I also like the limited depth in the second one-the way the bridge comes away from the little houses.

May 06, 2007 9:04 PM  
Blogger and Cryptia said...

I like this very much!

May 06, 2007 9:39 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

well of course i love em cuz there houses and beautiful colours and textures. The bridge is cool, i love bridges too and the birds are very lovely!

May 06, 2007 10:21 PM  
Blogger Emila Yusof said...

Great illustrations, Scott! Love the bridge idea!

May 06, 2007 10:55 PM  
Anonymous aynaku said...

I like them both , very much! The bridge idea is wonderful and surreal...tnx for stopping by

May 06, 2007 11:25 PM  
Blogger potatomamma said...

hi scott! i like how you combined vector and real-paint textures, it receives a very natural feel =)

thanks for visiting my blog too!

astrid
PotatoMammaDesign.com

May 07, 2007 12:11 AM  
Anonymous Marion said...

What a good idea and well executed!
Thanks for your nice comment on my blog.

May 07, 2007 1:24 AM  
Blogger trudette said...

This is so cool, you come up with the most original ideas , I love the colors in these pictures.

May 07, 2007 1:30 AM  
Blogger Judy Scott said...

some of this talk (like vectors) I dont understand! but the illo is brilliant I love the bridge between the houses it speaks volumes, Judy x

May 07, 2007 1:36 AM  
Blogger imwithsully said...

I would like to see a bird walking that bridge. I like the colors on these. The texture in the background looks like a dense forest.

May 07, 2007 5:50 AM  
Blogger zime said...

I like it very much!!

May 07, 2007 5:54 AM  
Blogger bookbabie said...

I like those a lot Scott. I want to learn to do digital drawings, have you ever posted a how-to?

May 07, 2007 6:26 AM  
Blogger aeneadellaluna said...

great use of texture and composition! I really like it!

May 07, 2007 7:22 AM  
Blogger the enigma said...

i can't decide..i think i like both. the texture is interesting..

May 07, 2007 7:36 AM  
Blogger Cecilia said...

Nice textures and colors, Scott. I like them :)

May 07, 2007 7:39 AM  
Blogger Sparkyfirepants said...

I really like the 2nd one. The bridge is cool. I like the idea of it and I like drawings that have a sense of impracticality (?) about them. Nice style, too.

May 07, 2007 9:32 AM  
Blogger mike r baker said...

I like them both. They belong together. I like how they mirror each other. Great textures, especially on the background. When I came to your page I thought I was in the wrong place! Great stuff but quite different that your ussual fare. I like it, Scott.

May 07, 2007 9:41 AM  
Blogger isay said...

i like them both. i like the background and texture. the lines are also great.

May 07, 2007 9:47 AM  
Blogger Elmyra Duff said...

Cute drawing! Love the birds

May 07, 2007 1:00 PM  
Blogger Nancy Bea said...

As usual, you've made pieces with excellent texture and color. I like them both!

May 07, 2007 1:18 PM  
Blogger Focus_ret said...

I like the birds picture better, though both are nice. But the birds' houses lean toward one another (from their anchor points) while the mountaintop houses lean away from one another (from their anchor points). Also I like the element of visible inhabitants, also looking toward one another. Both those factors work to make the birds' picture warmer and more neighborly.

May 07, 2007 7:13 PM  
Blogger DesigningFairy said...

very good idea!

May 07, 2007 7:15 PM  
Blogger Bill Z said...

nice matching set - looks like it might be a bit hairy to get from one house to the other

since you asked I put a link up to my deleted image in the comments.

May 07, 2007 7:16 PM  
Blogger Rodrigo Melo said...

Muito bom!
seu tarabalho faz a gente riri na primeira olhada, mas pode ser interpretado de várias formas!
Excelente!

May 07, 2007 7:57 PM  
Blogger jennifergrayolson said...

Wow, great work! I always love your combinations of line work and textures.

May 07, 2007 9:01 PM  
Anonymous Christine said...

Really great :) I like the textures and the bold lines together, very effective.

May 08, 2007 12:41 AM  
Blogger Twisselman said...

Hey, Scott! Very nice background textures... Looking down your blog, I see you've been working on set pieces and incorporating lots of cool textures. This colors in this one work especially well in contrast to the blue back. Thanks for the nice comment on my post. I followed up with a small explanation for the extended time off.

May 08, 2007 6:44 AM  
Blogger summbumm77 said...

ii love the second one. love the texture,

May 08, 2007 7:54 AM  
Blogger nina seven said...

Scott - These are both great! I like your "new style"! My fav is the 1st one with the 2 bird houses.

May 08, 2007 8:07 AM  
Blogger constance said...

I really like the textures and the colours your chose for the houses. And also the perspective of the bridge!

May 08, 2007 9:47 AM  
Blogger Michelle Lana said...

awesome work scott...i'm lovin' this style of yours! Great!

May 08, 2007 10:06 AM  
Blogger MiKa Art said...

Both are great but I just love the idea of second one!

May 08, 2007 11:15 AM  
Blogger carga said...

I love very muh both illos,very nice..

May 08, 2007 12:06 PM  
Blogger AndyDoodler said...

I think they're both excellent! From design to idea!

May 08, 2007 4:37 PM  
Blogger Ian T. said...

Lovely pictures in their own right (especially the first one), but I'd say you have the perfect storyboard for an animated short film right there!

May 08, 2007 8:28 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Lovely Scott, I especially
like the bridge drawing!

May 08, 2007 8:58 PM  
Blogger Lauren Kate said...

Very unique style - lovely!

May 09, 2007 2:16 AM  
Blogger Duncan said...

Great illustration - I was going to do birdboxes but went with something else. Like the way you kept that casual style from your pencil sketch.

May 09, 2007 5:05 AM  
Blogger studio lolo said...

I like these Scott! I of course like the one with the cute birds a bit more because they bring "life" to the drawing, and also represent neighbors. I love the position of them too. On the other illo, the bridge is a fantastic idea and I like the perspective of it. Working in sets is a cool idea! I may have to try that soon :)

May 09, 2007 8:06 AM  
Blogger Alexiev said...

I love house... good steel...

Saludos desde Buenos Aires...

May 09, 2007 8:44 AM  
Blogger Kstyles said...

The birds and their houses are very cute. You always do great jobs on your weekly posts.

May 09, 2007 9:59 AM  
Blogger Jeffy B said...

Love the style, excellent work. Now if we could just get our real neighbors to build bridges instead of fences.

May 09, 2007 10:23 AM  
Blogger Diane Duda said...

I like them both, Scott...especially the one with the birds. Great colors.
Like last week's, too. Missed it somehow.

May 09, 2007 11:03 AM  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

I'm tempted to just look at these for a long time. The scene with the birdhouses and the two little birds, set against that amazing green background, and the fascinating bridge connecting the two birdhouses and without they might never meet, no way out of their situation, good neighbors, gonna kinda have to be. Great stuff, and I am very curious what inspired the bottom painting.

May 09, 2007 3:59 PM  
Blogger suana said...

I think both are quite beautiful, Scott, I love the backgrounds. But I especially like the message you convey in the last one!

May 09, 2007 5:44 PM  
Blogger Little Miss Nobody said...

I like the textures you have used. Great idea to push yourself to make sets. Wish I could, but I struggle enough to make the deadline every week! Great work.

May 09, 2007 10:02 PM  
Blogger Janice said...

I like em... ! these work really well together..

May 09, 2007 11:33 PM  
Blogger Honor Bowden said...

Hi Scott, I'm really enjoying your style. And I applaud you for doing sets!

May 10, 2007 4:39 AM  
Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

Love the top one...they're both great. The top one is so timely because birds are looking for real estatein my back yard lately, and this reminds me of that.

May 10, 2007 7:39 AM  
Blogger moonsandstars said...

cute!i love it!!

May 10, 2007 7:54 AM  
Blogger arvindh said...

very cool idea and execution!@

May 10, 2007 10:32 AM  
Blogger get zapped said...

These are wonderful with great colors! I especially like the top one. It has playful feel and they look like they are connecting in their own ways.

May 10, 2007 11:04 AM  
Blogger Juan Carlos Hern├índez said...

Gracias de nuevo por tus comentarios. Yo espero que tu dispares solo contra dianas. De todas formas, hay muchos tipos de violencia que debemos de evitar. No solo la de las armas.

Thank you again for your commentaries. I wait that your you shoot only against reveilles. Of all forms, there are many types of violence that we must avoid. Not only that of the weapon.

Your ilustration is very nice.

May 10, 2007 1:55 PM  
Blogger scribblesk said...

Lovely mix!

May 10, 2007 3:05 PM  
Blogger chiyoko said...

You are wonderful neighbor of us in the town named " illustration Friday".

May 11, 2007 12:40 PM  
Blogger chiyoko said...

nice matiere,cute birds

May 11, 2007 12:53 PM  
Blogger The Tart said...

Waaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy too cute!

I love it. Tweet tweet, sweety!

Smooch,
The Tart
; *

May 11, 2007 2:11 PM  
Blogger platitudinal said...

I like both pictures, but the house with the bridge has a special appeal to me. Excellent work!

May 15, 2007 3:15 AM  
Blogger Debbie Egizio said...

I love these. Fantastic images as always!

May 17, 2007 3:30 PM  
Blogger maria antunes said...

Lovely!

May 27, 2007 2:40 PM  
Anonymous catnapping said...

i love the bird neighbors. i think the texture is phenomenal, and the composition is perfect. it really appeals to me.

excellent job.

May 29, 2007 5:19 PM  
Blogger nileshnevgi said...

Fantastic work

June 08, 2007 4:13 AM  

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