Sunday, September 30, 2007

Illustration Friday-The Blues


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This is my entry for IF's "The Blues" topic. And this is my favorite...blue cheese, and a fine assortment at that. Drew everything in Freehand, combined with a real painted background in Photoshop.

Please see the previous entry "Juggle", as these are sort of a matching set.

What do you think?

I just read on Wikipedia that Stilon cheese is linked with causing bizarre dreams! How fun is that?

Scott

55 Comments:

Blogger neilornstein said...

cleverly conceived and perfectl executed

September 30, 2007 5:56 PM  
Blogger Kevin Spear said...

I like the natural feel you have to the digital illustrations. It's a nice touch.

September 30, 2007 6:06 PM  
Blogger ElizT said...

I like it; the all-over textured pattern is more satisfactory for me than 'Juggle'.

September 30, 2007 6:49 PM  
Blogger ElizT said...

And the idea is great.

September 30, 2007 6:51 PM  
Blogger Chickengirl said...

Hooray for cheese!!!

Interesting that you used freehand and photoshop, thanks for sharing. I love the look in the end result- that combination of graphic+texture look.

September 30, 2007 7:18 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth Parsons said...

very very clever!
Elizabeth

September 30, 2007 8:18 PM  
Blogger giggles said...

Excellent unique take!!! Love it!!!

Peace Giggles

September 30, 2007 9:06 PM  
Blogger isay said...

i like the texture and gorgonzola is my fave!

September 30, 2007 10:08 PM  
Blogger Craig Lamberton said...

very stylish cheese! nice textures and layout

October 01, 2007 1:41 AM  
Anonymous aynaku said...

tnx for your comment which I appreciate...I believe there's a great quality in your work too, and this makes no exception...
by the way, I love gorgonzola....
:)

October 01, 2007 1:53 AM  
Blogger Ellis Nadler said...

I am always a little tense about eating blue mould

October 01, 2007 3:30 AM  
Blogger Ginger*:)* said...

Very clever and nicely done. I like the tone and design very much. It has the softness you expect from cheese!

And that tossed salad below is wonderful. Mouth watering!

October 01, 2007 4:52 AM  
Blogger bee'nme said...

Hey Scott!

Love your 2 latest entries for Juggle and The Blues - very clever indeed!! They have that cool textural quality that really makes your illustrations unique - and I always love the color schemes you choose for your work. Great as always!!

October 01, 2007 5:31 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Congratulations, you are the best! I love your blue-green cheese!

October 01, 2007 7:22 AM  
Blogger studio lolo said...

Excellent cheese post! I'll bet you could market it to the cheese people, whoever they are. I've never aquired a taste for any of the bleu cheeses...ugh. Love other cheeses though but you can't put any of these near me. I'm weird.

October 01, 2007 8:17 AM  
Blogger Janice said...

nice piece Scott.. Great airy feel to it.. and the typography just adds that finishing touch..

October 01, 2007 9:29 AM  
Blogger get zapped said...

This is great! I love your take on the theme. Such a yummy piece ;)

October 01, 2007 11:09 AM  
Blogger Josh (musarter) said...

This is a great concept for this idea. Since I love the blues I could think of nothing but the music. The composition is nice and the texture you have created works well with the "cheesy" feel...I'm sorry, I could not help it, I' a dad.
Nice work.

October 01, 2007 11:45 AM  
Blogger Forever Young said...

what an interesting concept. love your work.
thanx for your comments, feel a kindred spirit in you
have linked you to my site.

October 01, 2007 11:59 AM  
Blogger susan said...

whooo stinky cheese man! love the illio....
let me know what you have in mind for my photograph.
:-)
susan

October 01, 2007 1:21 PM  
Blogger Morgan said...

hahaha very clever

October 01, 2007 2:29 PM  
Blogger arxo said...

thank you for your comments...
very clever illo you got there,,,made me smile and want to go to my fridge for some cheese...;-)

October 01, 2007 3:34 PM  
Blogger janie said...

You're making my mouth water and yes the cheese would be delightful with a tossed salad.

October 01, 2007 3:57 PM  
Blogger mike r baker said...

Awesome, Scott! Your style has certainly grown. This is a wonderful piece! And a great idea! My favorite cheeses too! So now we agree on movies AND cheese! :)

October 01, 2007 4:32 PM  
Blogger misterhow said...

Scott, I love the traditional textures at work in this digital piece.

October 01, 2007 4:52 PM  
Blogger Mac said...

Nice cheese. I love the layout.

October 01, 2007 5:32 PM  
Blogger bluerose9062 said...

Yea cheese! My ancestors were some of the first dairy farmers to settle in Wisconsin. It's a cruel twist of fate that I should be lactose intolerant, but I eat it anyway.

I really like the stencilled look of the lettering. It definitely adds to the composition. After looking at the second entry for Juggle, the first looks empty.

October 01, 2007 6:56 PM  
Blogger AndyDoodler said...

Def. not a 'cheesey' illustration! mmm-mold- blue mold.
Excellent style! This and the 'tossed salad' and more of the like would be very marketable to restaurants, grocery stores, cook books, prints for the home kitchen- and so on.

October 01, 2007 7:03 PM  
Blogger suana said...

Love the way you integrated the green of the background and the snippets of green in the cheese. Delicious!

October 01, 2007 7:17 PM  
Blogger enigma said...

clever concept and nice palette..!

October 01, 2007 7:17 PM  
Blogger KittyMeow said...

How clever - as usual you come up with something very unique and original. And I LOVE blue cheese. The stinkier the better! Hehe

October 01, 2007 9:32 PM  
Blogger Eli Edmundson said...

Looks good!

October 01, 2007 10:35 PM  
Blogger Lauren Kate said...

I hate blue cheese, but I love the image - its so rustic - really well done!

October 01, 2007 11:45 PM  
Blogger Pirusca said...

I love your style!

October 02, 2007 1:45 AM  
Blogger flora said...

Where can I get some Stilon cheese??? Heehee!
Great work and very nice textures! :D I love the stamp effect on the lettering a lot!
(Thanks for visitng my little blog and for your kind comment, too!)

October 02, 2007 8:21 AM  
Blogger claudine hellmuth said...

love this! so clever and witty!

October 02, 2007 9:08 AM  
Blogger MVillos said...

mmmm...cheese. Thanks for visiting and your comments!

You've produced another great piece...here's an illustrator whose work I think you'll like:

http://www.richard-wilkinson.com/

October 02, 2007 9:40 AM  
Blogger Neda said...

So glad, you stopped by my blog. I love your illustrations too :)

October 02, 2007 11:07 AM  
Blogger Debbie Egizio said...

Brilliant!! Clever!!

Love your work!

October 02, 2007 3:25 PM  
Blogger scribblesk said...

Love this, love the colors and lettering!

October 02, 2007 3:32 PM  
Blogger Ellen Byrne said...

Great concept beautifully rendered!

October 02, 2007 4:04 PM  
Blogger Tinklemeyer said...

I love how it's flat and graphic, but it has great texture too...makes me almost wish I liked blue cheese...almost.

October 02, 2007 4:48 PM  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

Nice job. Love the texture and worn look.

October 02, 2007 6:44 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

yummy. :-)

October 02, 2007 7:28 PM  
Blogger Greg Hartman said...

Thanks for checking in for new work. Hopefully I'll be able to post some of the paintings I've been working on lately. I've got a mural coming up which I'll post too.
Great take on the blues! It is one of my favorites too. The "juggle" and this are fantastic with the the painted backgrounds. I like the look, and I liked the top most piece without the type added. Cool look with these.

October 02, 2007 10:12 PM  
Blogger art4friends said...

hehe
cute twist on the topic!
love it!

October 02, 2007 10:13 PM  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

This is just a beautiful rendering of a beautiful thing. Happy, tasty blues. Double yum!

October 02, 2007 11:28 PM  
Blogger Larry Lee said...

Nice take on the subject. And no blue color. Refreshing!
Now, how about a piece of blue cheesecake.

October 03, 2007 9:52 AM  
Anonymous benconservato said...

well done! Most original take so far I've seen!

October 03, 2007 9:53 AM  
Blogger biteyourowntail said...

Like the way you've done this - and I think the hand made b/ground really works well - lifts the piece - I do like hand done b/grounds combined with digital work.

October 03, 2007 10:57 AM  
Blogger thefridayfrog said...

ohhhh i LOVE a good mouldy cheese! yum, yum, yum!!! wonderful illio, scott. the color is terrific!

October 04, 2007 6:36 AM  
Blogger DEW said...

I LOVE your sense of humor. I LOVE the blues :)

October 04, 2007 5:50 PM  
Blogger cata said...

Oh! I love gorgonzola Cheese!!
Cool illo!
Cata.

October 05, 2007 9:35 AM  
Blogger Princess Pepper Cloud said...

ahh. very creative!

October 07, 2007 5:39 PM  
Blogger renato lopes said...

all your work is awesome - this piece is particularly fine

October 16, 2007 4:34 AM  

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