Friday, November 09, 2007

Illustration Friday-Scale

Click image for a larger view. This is my entry for IF's "scale" topic. This is the Garibaldi. I think it's the official fish of California. It's a vibrant yellowy gold color. They get up to 30 cm. in length. I've seen them while snorkeling out at the Channel Islands. They are so bright, I've sometimes seen them from great heights while looking over cliffs.

Learn more about the Garibaldi here.

Created the illustration today, Friday for this challenge. It pretty much took the entire day. Tedious line work in Freehand, painting a couple of textures, and combining 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!!!


Blogger ming said...

i'm on my way there right now:)

November 09, 2007 6:43 PM  
Blogger princesstomato said...

wow! snorkeling! bet you have some fantastic images in your brainiac from that!

nice drawing. :)

November 09, 2007 6:53 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

another beaut Scott!

November 09, 2007 9:15 PM  
Blogger dintoons said...

brilliant texture and choice of colours... lovely!

and a very beautifully designed website... LOVE that old handmade paper/parchment look!! great work scott!! :o)

November 10, 2007 6:15 AM  
Blogger Ginger*:)* said...

The information is such a nice addition to this wonderful piece. I liked seeing the larger version with all the texture and the great line work. This is a marvelous display of your talent.
I love to see drawings and paintings of fish. You should do a series of these!

November 10, 2007 7:03 AM  
Blogger Forever Young said...

this is a vibrantly 'alive' piece, makes me long for the ocean.

November 10, 2007 10:29 AM  
Blogger Rrramone said...

Nice. And I just got finished watching Planet Earth by the BBC which had so much amazing footage of sea life. :-)

November 10, 2007 10:59 AM  
Anonymous aynaku said...

another good work...I like the vibrant colours and the scales soft pattern...
garibaldi, uhm!

November 10, 2007 1:42 PM  
Anonymous Bonna said...

Another great illustration.!

November 10, 2007 2:27 PM  
Blogger curlyillustrator said...

Good color combinations!

November 10, 2007 9:10 PM  
Blogger claudine hellmuth said...

PERFECT! for scale

November 11, 2007 2:06 PM  
Blogger Brine Blank said...

Great color use here...really has some pop to it...

November 12, 2007 4:40 PM  
Blogger Josh (musarter) said...

Nice "Baldi". I didn't really think of scales for "scale". The colors on the "Baldi" are really great.

November 13, 2007 11:09 AM  
Blogger Christine Clemmensen said...

Hi. Good being here again -- your "scales" are beautiful. Took a glance at your new web site too -- I like it very much. The texture in the background; very much in tune with your art, works really well. And I think dividing your galleries into the different styles you master, is a good move. Great site:) So long/C

November 13, 2007 11:46 AM  
Blogger gzairborne said...

That's a beauty of a pic.

November 14, 2007 10:23 PM  
Blogger Bron Smith said...

Beautifully painted Garibaldi, Scott. Thanks for you kind comments during Mrs. T's foray into the Gobi Desert with Shrew Khan.

November 15, 2007 7:10 AM  
Blogger Craig Lamberton said...

great attention to detail.. nice use of colour too :)

November 15, 2007 3:02 PM  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

Nice! I like the color of the water, and the gold of the fish.

How would an artist show in a painting, a fish moving through water, instead of being still? The question hasen't anything directly to do with your piece, but I did wonder while looking at it.

November 15, 2007 4:48 PM  
Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

Scott, the new website is fantastic! I love your use of textures..what program did you use?

November 16, 2007 6:57 AM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

I love the colors on your pictures, especially this one!

January 02, 2008 11:05 AM  

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