Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Illustration Friday-Visitors 3

This is my third installment in this series, trying to finish telling a story. I'm posting all three, but the bottom one is the new, third entry, but it's the last one in the story. So from top to bottom I'm trying to tell a little visual story. Please let me know what you think!



Blogger dintoons said...

beautiful concept... is that some kind of bread?
normally a person who knocks on a door wants something... but here he is knocking in order to give... it's wonderful...!

reminds me of those words,where the Divine Master says "behold, i stand and knock at your door... and to he who opens the door, I will come and sup with him, and he with me..." :o)

beautifully drawn images, with some straightforward n very appealing composition...

August 29, 2007 1:14 AM  
Blogger mcscrub said...

great work as always love the way all three work together and your color pallette is fantastic

August 29, 2007 2:42 AM  
Blogger Focus_ret said...

A nice set of illustrations. But on the last one, I think you need to do a little more work on the plate, to clarify what it is.

August 29, 2007 4:26 AM  
Blogger Scott said...

Nice work. Great line work on the arms and hands. Nice colors and texture.

August 29, 2007 6:47 AM  
Blogger arvindh said...

That is cool. A friend bringing some treat?

August 29, 2007 7:59 AM  
Blogger bee'nme said...

OK Scott - neat that you made it a 3 part series. Love the chula bread - nice touch. Am I just backward though, because the way I see this is (1)visitor knocks > (2)person inside opens door > (3) person inside serves bread to visitor. I guess that's the beauty of illustration - everyone ses somthing just a little bit differently. LOVE your work - it's a great series!

August 29, 2007 9:15 AM  
Blogger bee'nme said...

CORRECTION: Make that "Challah" bread instead...duh

August 29, 2007 9:17 AM  
Blogger Chickengirl said...

you draw hands beautifully and they are very expressive. I like the colors and love that it tells a little story. I almost want to see this continue...and see whats next.

August 29, 2007 4:21 PM  
Blogger Ellis Nadler said...

nice japanese feel

August 29, 2007 4:36 PM  
Blogger esillustration said...

Wonderful!! I love the colors you used!

August 29, 2007 5:17 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth Parsons said...

forshortening of the arm- very tricky- well done!

August 29, 2007 5:20 PM  
Blogger ErinSherman said...

holy foreshortening! :)
great texture.
You have an excellent sense of design, looking at much of your work. Even better that you have a very illustrative sense of design.
Nothing wrong with the great time- and stress-saver of tracing your photo of your hands.
I saw the sequence the same as "bee'nme" saw it. And made me think of the same verse "dintoons" mentioned.

August 29, 2007 5:27 PM  
Blogger Debbie Egizio said...

Very friendly visitors! Love the look of these up close. Great textures and aged feel.

August 29, 2007 6:27 PM  
Blogger Diane Duda said...

These are really good Scott! All visitors should come bearing tasty treats. ;)

Thanks for the heads up about my IF link. I didn't know.


August 29, 2007 8:00 PM  
Blogger Lina said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for the wonderful words of encouragment...create boldly and without fear- that is awesome and i will try to remember it. Oh and for some more great music (glad you liked that song) if you havent already bought it...get Sara Bareilles' album- it is incredible.

August 29, 2007 8:36 PM  
Anonymous Patrick said...

Very, very nice. I love how you get that texture, and that warm, antique feeling. Great, nostalgic colors too!

August 30, 2007 12:23 AM  
Blogger Honor Bowden said...

Thanks for the comment, I'm glad you added a third piece. So are the visitors being polite and bringing treats or did they just come over to gobble this up?!

August 30, 2007 1:42 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

1> visitor knocks on door
2> person opens door
3> The visitor is an alien who sucks out the brain of the person and puts it on a plate.... right?

August 30, 2007 3:57 AM  
Blogger Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Exactly!!! Why did no one else get it Doug?

August 30, 2007 9:21 AM  
Blogger Gerson do Amaral said...

great work! Awsome style!

August 30, 2007 12:04 PM  
Blogger Bernardo Díaz Carrizo said...

La idea esta genial...
Buen trabajo.

August 30, 2007 3:41 PM  
Blogger Tracy said...

That was my first thought, too when I saw the 3rd piece...a weird looking BRAIN on a plate! :) Nice work!

August 30, 2007 5:10 PM  
Blogger Larry Lee said...

Here I was under the impression that was bread in the third panel. Thanks Doug for the insight!
Seriously, Scott, your ability to draw hands and arms are amazing. I wish I could do that!

August 30, 2007 8:50 PM  
Blogger Pickledog said...

You have some mad hand drawing skills!
I hope that is freshly baked bread, and not brains. : |

August 30, 2007 9:03 PM  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

I was looking at one and two from outside, never occurred the hand reaching for the knob might be from inside the house. I like the surprise, and the story, and in just three frames, but satisfying. Wow!

August 30, 2007 10:07 PM  
Blogger janie said...

great work , love the old photo style.

August 31, 2007 8:07 AM  
Blogger R.Dress said...

I really like how you divided up the space in each of these compositions. The second being my favorite. by the way, your photo's of the hump back whales are really special.

August 31, 2007 5:40 PM  
Blogger georg said...

Your story is great, and your images are beautiful with nice colors.

I thought of a brain too at the last image :-)

Thankyou very much for your warm comments at my blog - it made my day - hugs from Denmark - georg

September 01, 2007 5:00 PM  
Anonymous South Ocean said...

Your drawing of the hands and arms are excellent! And I like your idea of making them into a 3 frames story. Thanks for your comment in my blog :)

September 02, 2007 3:21 AM  
Blogger bookbabie said...

Love the way they came together in both story and the different techniques:-)

September 02, 2007 2:24 PM  
Blogger Twisselman said...

So I take a little breather, and you come back strong from your extended absence!

I like the story-telling sequential bit here on this one. You've done a great job on the 'captain' companion piece you did. Thanks for re-posting the 'might' post. Both have a hopeful, optimistic message to me.

The duct tape 'emergency' pieces are truly inspired.

All are very cool.

Good to see you back. Hope your summer was great!

September 02, 2007 4:11 PM  
Blogger Kathy Weller said...

Nice work!! I really like your economy of line and use of texture.

September 27, 2007 6:42 AM  
Blogger Mike Brooks said...

I like the style for this whole series. Vector mixed with texture. Kudos.

October 01, 2007 8:55 AM  
Blogger Forever Young said...

what i think is 'hands' are your thing.
hands are always a sign of people's characters, they're the first thing i look at.

October 01, 2007 12:03 PM  

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