Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Illustration Friday-Blues Two


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Here's a bonus image for IF's "The Blues" topic. Based on a photo that Susan took, of which I loved the composition. Relatively quick work.

31 Comments:

Blogger michael said...

i was just about to comment on your cheese post when this one popped up - its a good perspective and i like the shadows, thanks for stopping by my blog

October 03, 2007 12:29 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

The colors make this most interesting, which is so interesting since the color scheme is limited.

October 03, 2007 12:38 AM  
Blogger Craig Lamberton said...

great illustration.. i really like the clean crisp style of this..

October 03, 2007 12:45 AM  
Blogger Focus_ret said...

I really like the focus on the shadows. It is a different way of looking at things.

October 03, 2007 1:45 AM  
Blogger susan said...

nice work on my families feet! i like the way you took my composition and used the colors to guide the work. cool!

October 03, 2007 3:46 AM  
Blogger delaverobum said...

great illo!

October 03, 2007 6:09 AM  
Blogger .:pasuita:. said...

muy buena!!! me encanta la sintesis!!! y la composicion es excelente sencilla pero prometedora!!!! bien hecho!

October 03, 2007 6:27 AM  
Blogger md said...

blue cheese or blue shadows or shadows of blue cheese uhmm i like em both and both have a different style nice work

October 03, 2007 6:48 AM  
Blogger nina seven said...

this is stunning! i love the composition as well. great job!

October 03, 2007 7:11 AM  
Blogger steve said...

perfect!

October 03, 2007 7:19 AM  
Blogger zari.ZHM said...

this is very original! i like it! great use of colors and shadows!

October 03, 2007 9:10 AM  
Blogger LudaChristian said...

Both your "blues" are great... nice work.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, too.

October 03, 2007 9:13 AM  
Blogger Martin said...

Hi Scott, no new work on my end unfortunately, just starting my first week of uni and only just got internet access (on my new MacBook, mmmm).

As usual your new works are very cool, I wish I could draw more realistically like that... might get time to do some more drawings when I'm settled in a bit more. I'll be sure to check back here when I can.

Good to see more cool work as usual!

October 03, 2007 9:27 AM  
Blogger Eli Edmundson said...

This one I love Scott, and my love is worth more because it's conditional! :) (I'm referencing a This American Life segment) So let's see; you've got a triangular composition but it's off kilter creating some energy, the lines create a sense of depth and perspective, and then there's the mystery of the mundane, very cool!

October 03, 2007 11:44 AM  
Blogger FRANK M HANSEN said...

Really nice work. I like the composition, graphic style & colors.

October 03, 2007 1:44 PM  
Blogger VANMO said...

Nice drawing! I like how they seem to look back and walk away from their shadows.(but that might only be something in my head)

October 03, 2007 2:03 PM  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

Very cool idea!
I like just the lower legs and feet showing, and yet one gets much more the idea of what they are doing from their shawdows.

October 03, 2007 6:10 PM  
Blogger tusen said...

Great perspective and composition indeed.

October 04, 2007 12:52 AM  
Blogger Tim Bye said...

Great work - original take too! The perspective is cool!

October 04, 2007 6:21 AM  
Blogger ming said...

you've been busy! really nice stuff. I like your clean crisp yet fresh and alive work!

when i see your icon on illo friday, i'm sure to click!

October 04, 2007 8:45 AM  
Blogger bee'nme said...

Scott - love how the shadows carry the action here - this is really wonderful in it's simplicity! Great stuff!

October 04, 2007 11:26 AM  
Blogger imwithsully said...

This is a great composition!!! you should post the photo too.

October 04, 2007 1:14 PM  
Blogger Eli Edmundson said...

In response to your comments on me blog: Definitely check out Joan Miro's art, he's a great inspiration. As for going digital, using a wacom, and learning new programs; yes the learning curve is great, but I think it goes faster for anyone already knowledgeable with art fundamentals like yourself. I actually only have Corel essentials right now but it is fun to play with. I almost wish I hadn't played with Photoshop Essentials for a few weeks because now I'm having to relearn a bunch in CS3, ah well, it'll be worth it in the long run. Take care Scott!

October 04, 2007 2:19 PM  
Blogger Bron Smith said...

I like your hard edge style. The shadows really help to tell the story in a unique way.

October 04, 2007 9:40 PM  
Blogger R.Dress said...

I love how you cropped the figures.

October 05, 2007 4:14 AM  
Blogger Rick Eller said...

Excellent use of the reference photograph. The color combos and economy of detail strengthen the great composition of the source photo. Well done.

October 05, 2007 6:16 AM  
Blogger Mr. Elliott said...

I've always been a big fan of a good use of shadows within illustration, nice work.

thanks for all the comments, even though i was slacking on the IF posts...haha.

October 05, 2007 6:57 AM  
Blogger Tony Sarrecchia... said...

I love the use of the shadows and color pallett. Great job.

October 09, 2007 10:05 AM  
Blogger Don said...

That IS an interesting composition. I like the full child figure in shadow, but no other full figure. Nice.

October 11, 2007 10:01 AM  
Blogger Neda said...

Quick or not...it is absolutely lovely.

October 11, 2007 7:53 PM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Very cool. Lots of cool stuff here!

October 16, 2007 4:13 PM  

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