Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Illustration Friday-Hats

Click image for a larger view. This is my entry...created specifically for the challenge. These portobello mushrooms look like big hats! And sage is perfect with mushrooms. I want to add more food illustration to my portfolio.

I drew the lines, painstakingly in Freehand, painted textures, and combined in Photoshop.

***** Also, I completely redesigned my web site, to be very illustration focused. Every page has a new illustration created for that page. Please check it out and let me know what you think! Likes, dislikes and especially anything that doesn't seem to work right. Go to

Also see pics from the Open Gallery opening. I took pics of some of the art on the walls. Maybe you'll see your piece.

Thanks for your votes and your kind comments on being chosen!!!

KInd regards to all!



Blogger Nemo said...

Good interpretation of the topic! I like it!

November 08, 2007 12:39 AM  
Blogger Houdi said...

Nice colors and textures! Original interpretation!

November 08, 2007 2:55 AM  
Blogger Kumikob said...

They look great! Like the new website too with the hand theme : )

November 08, 2007 3:15 AM  
Blogger aeneadellaluna said...

These could be little gnome hats :P

November 08, 2007 3:49 AM  
Blogger princesstomato said...

perfect hats!
the new website is fantastic, too.


November 08, 2007 5:43 AM  
Blogger Valeriannah said...

I really got a rush off your shrooms! Your new website looks terrific!

November 08, 2007 7:05 AM  
Blogger md said...

nice lookin portobellos

November 08, 2007 7:43 AM  
Blogger Eli said...

Hi Scott, your web site looks great!

I gots to learn me how to make me one of dem sometimes soon...

Oh, you might want to consider naming your galleries with more specificity than just gallery 1-2-3, so people know what they'll be clicking on, just a thought...

Other than that small (very small) detail I thought it looks superb and I'm very jealous.

Take care!

November 08, 2007 11:03 AM  
Blogger Ginger*:)* said...

I like these. The texture and color are inviting. I too, think you need to include more food in your portfolio.
These are 'Yummy!'

November 08, 2007 11:22 AM  
Blogger sheree said...

they look yummy! if i had them on my head i imagine i would take a few bites as well!

November 08, 2007 12:32 PM  
Blogger Josh (musarter) said...

Nice idea for hats. They turned out really nice. I like how you take the vector art and give it texture; That is something I would like to learn how to do better.

I checked out your site and it looks cool. The only negative comment I would make would be about the galleries: I prefer to see thumbnails rather that having to scroll through everything. Maybe it just my preference. Everything else looked and worked awesome.

Thanks for stoping by my blog and offering an encouraging comment.

November 08, 2007 12:53 PM  
Blogger MVillos said...

Great work as usual!

Dig the new site...Best of luck!

November 08, 2007 1:04 PM  
Blogger Kstyles said...

Great take on the theme! Nice texture!

November 08, 2007 4:12 PM  
Blogger Mac said...

Great shrooms. I love your style scott!

November 08, 2007 4:36 PM  
Blogger imwithsully said...

Hey, hey! Your new website is superb! I really like all the textures you added. Good code too. You knew I would look... :)

November 08, 2007 5:04 PM  
Blogger Nancy Bea said...

Wow, so simply beautiful. And delicious...sage and portobello! You got my mouth watering.

November 08, 2007 7:04 PM  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

I love, LOve, your idea here, and the artwork is super Scott!

November 08, 2007 7:39 PM  
Blogger Twisselman said...

Love the 'shrooms, Scott. Site looks great, too. Only one comment I can make... Maybe there should be a price for the art. When I click the buy button, it takes me immediately to the page where I enter all my credit card info, and I still don't know how much I'm paying... unless I missed something... which is quite possible.

November 08, 2007 7:51 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Beautiful 'bellas, Scott! I love your creativity!

Also, I love your website makeover. Looks great!

November 08, 2007 8:31 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

This peice was well worth the time you spent Scott! It looks beautiful! Your site is perfection to me! Very nice! and so happy to see you had a great time at the show and sorry for missing it and you!

November 08, 2007 10:12 PM  
Blogger Shani Thomas said...

Very well done! Loved the mushroom "caps", they looked well...good enough to eat! As to your site...2 thumbs up!

November 08, 2007 10:57 PM  
Anonymous aynaku said...

that's a good idea! the upper part of a mushroom is called "cappello" in Italian, which means "hat"...
tnx for your site (and work) is quite good

November 09, 2007 3:09 AM  
Blogger r.prat said...

great idea! and love you website too :)thanks for your comment :)

November 09, 2007 4:25 AM  
Blogger zime said...

Lovely!!! This's great Scott!!!

November 09, 2007 9:17 AM  
Blogger get zapped said...

A very piece. I love the delicate feel of this. I smiled at the idea of hat mushrooms. Way to go with your website redesign!

November 09, 2007 9:39 AM  
Blogger Bill Z said...

well done Scott

November 09, 2007 11:16 AM  
Blogger limonete said...

your web site looks very nice.

November 18, 2007 11:40 AM  
Blogger Curt Rogers said...

There is poetry in this illustration. You have taken a mushroom, transformed it into a hat thereby making it all the more a mushroom. Simply lovely.

I love your art. It is simple and clean and also rich with imagination.

I'm sorry I'm so late coming to your blog, but I'll be back.

Thank you for sharing.

January 20, 2008 5:47 PM  

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