Saturday, August 25, 2007

Illustration Friday-Visitors 2

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The top image is my second entry. The bottom image I posted already, but put it again here for your convenience. Making your life easier is what my life is all about.

For both images I photographed by chubby mitts and then drew the hand lines in Freehand. I painted a cracked paint texture (many thanks to Claudine Helmuth!) with real paint, and then I pulled everything together in Photoshop.

Compliments make my day! Constructive criticism makes me a better illustrator. Both are welcome!



Blogger Seth Teter said...

AMAZING! This is my favorite entry so far! WOW!

August 25, 2007 9:27 PM  
Blogger Kathleen Rietz said...

I really love your illustrations! You illustrated the topic really well, makes me wonder what will happen in the next frame, and I love the addition of the crackled texture....makes it all feel so vintage.

August 25, 2007 10:52 PM  
Blogger Graham McArthur said...

Another good one!

August 26, 2007 2:21 AM  
Blogger .leo. said...

great work :D the texture fit awesome with the illustration :D

August 26, 2007 5:17 AM  
Anonymous aynaku said...

they are both good, yet top image is my favourite...nice perpespective!

August 26, 2007 7:10 AM  
Blogger jennifergrayolson said...

Well done. Great texture, Great color.

August 26, 2007 8:09 AM  
Blogger trudette said...

Great work, very original take on the subject.

August 26, 2007 12:06 PM  
Blogger scribblesk said...

Splendid gesture and perspective! Draws one in!

August 26, 2007 8:35 PM  
Blogger Morgan said...

very cool

the bottom one says visitor more to me :)

August 26, 2007 9:55 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Hi Scott,
All is well, I'm wonderfully busy!
Thanks for asking.
these are both really cool., I like the perpspective makes me curions to see the faces!

August 26, 2007 11:20 PM  
Blogger Lauren Kate said...

Wow, great work!
What a trip, from Illustrator - to hand drawn - to photoshop, these images have everything!

August 26, 2007 11:57 PM  
Anonymous Marion said...

Thnks for your nice comment! I like your style....also the explanation. Makes me want to test freehand;-)

August 27, 2007 1:24 AM  
Blogger Emila Yusof said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning! great illustrations, Scott!

August 27, 2007 3:00 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh said...

ohh i luv the simplicity of the illo and combined with a mix of mediums.. nothing to criticize on this.. plus the effort is worth it..

August 27, 2007 3:14 AM  
Blogger enigma said...

great idea! thx for sharing the process.

August 27, 2007 6:05 AM  
Blogger Rodrigo Melo said...

Thnks for your comment in my Blog! Your style is excelente! Great Illos!:-)

August 27, 2007 8:48 AM  
Blogger daria said...

Great color choices and style. Yay!!

August 27, 2007 10:17 AM  
Blogger Valeriannah said...

Awesome Illo! Also your Alaska shots are magnificent.

August 27, 2007 10:20 AM  
Blogger bluerose9062 said...

Well done! Like the texture. It would be interesting to watch how you do it.

August 27, 2007 11:11 AM  
Blogger The Tart said...

Nice ... Knock knock!

It's me!!!!

The Tart
; *

August 27, 2007 11:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

like the progression in these would like to see a 3rd one where the door is actually opened a crack as if ready to walk in. pls explain this crack paint texture sounds interseting if u have time post it on my blog or email thanks. michael dailey

August 27, 2007 1:42 PM  
Blogger Valaine said...

I like both of these, I love the colors, the texture and the line work. I think the bottom one works better for the word because I can get the feeling of the person being a visitor. I like what the person above "Anonymous" said about seeing a third where the door opens - But these are both awesome and individually complete :)

August 27, 2007 2:41 PM  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

In the first illo he knocks, and in the second, he just goes ahead and grabs for the door, maybe he is gonna just come on in, ha.
I like your work, It's always clean lines, and muted colors, and these are no exception. These pieces have the benefit of a bit of intrigue as well, because I wonder who's behind the door, why is he knocking.

August 27, 2007 3:33 PM  
Blogger zari.ZHM said...

wao! the idea, colors and textures...also the green decoration on the door

August 27, 2007 4:20 PM  
Blogger steve said...

Thanks for the rundown here Scott. So much work went into this and it shows.

August 27, 2007 5:00 PM  
Blogger Pati @-;-- said...

Awesome! I like your technique and illos very much! Great use of colors and shapes :D

August 27, 2007 6:01 PM  
Blogger Mr. Elliott said...

Very nice, once again. Kinda like shots out of a dramatic scene in a movie huh?

August 27, 2007 8:54 PM  
Blogger Lina said...

interesting, would love to see step by step on this...awesome

August 27, 2007 9:48 PM  
Blogger bee'nme said...

Gotta love your textures Scott! Actually, your concept, colors and overall rendering are wonderful. Another fine entry!

August 28, 2007 4:33 AM  
Anonymous paula said...

You're on a roll with these hand/arm pieces! I'm missin' the duct tape though. : )

August 28, 2007 6:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful texture and very convincing [if somewhat threatening] gestures!

August 28, 2007 7:12 AM  
Blogger vaggelis said...

A clever concept, a sharp technique and here they are: two great illustrations!

(yeah, I wish it was that easy...)

August 28, 2007 8:47 AM  
Blogger AndyDoodler said...

Love the way they are cropped- great illustrations and idea- great style!

August 28, 2007 11:16 AM  
Blogger Nyx said...

Nice. They give me the feeling of the perspective of a video cameraman. I wonder what story he's onto. :)

August 28, 2007 11:53 AM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

beautiful and elegant!

August 28, 2007 1:42 PM  
Blogger Pirusca said...

Nice images! I like the style!

August 28, 2007 3:50 PM  
Blogger Mauricio said...

Hello Scott

Really great work, I like the colors and shapes!

August 28, 2007 5:47 PM  
Blogger Honor Bowden said...

Hey Scott, really like the texture, it's quite effective. I think the first one is my favourite... it makes you want to see what happens next. I like the framing you've done too! Nice.

August 28, 2007 6:00 PM  
Blogger Laura A. Dalesandro said...

Very nice illustrations! Great work! I'll be checking your blog again!
Thank you for visiting my blog.

August 29, 2007 12:29 AM  

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