Monday, March 19, 2012

Illustrations Contd.

Progress is being made on the book illustration project.  This is a 2 page spread. It's rendered entirely in colored pencil. Originally I was going to outline e/g with black Copic pen, but decided it looked to cartoonish. I wish I was a better photographer, but I hope you get the idea. There are several touches of pure fantasy. For instance the alligator's skin; I knew I wanted to do s/g totally unexpected with it and somehow the floral pattern just sprang into being. I find it oddly appropriate. It's hard to tell from the photo, but the background is a a blend of swarms of butterflies, little green flying critters, flowers, leaves and vines. I wanted it to be interesting but not overwhelming, so I blended it all with a cream pencil as well as a blender.

That's all! Back to the Drawing Board! ;)

1 comment:

Cindy D. said...

My goodness, you've been busy! So super cute! I really love that alligator. It's hard to tell his skin has a flower pattern but it does look great. I love the purple birds, too! And that's a really great tree.

The background sounds lovely but it's a bit hard to see. I hope you're having loads of fun with this project and it isn't stressing you out too much! (You can always hug a Chi - don't know about the cat, tho!) :)