Sunday, June 22, 2008

Illustration Friday: Hoard

This balloon cheeked vermin was inspired by the Illustration Friday topic "Hoard".

I gave myself three hours to create the illustration (from concept to final piece). I experimented with a style that I want to cultivate - line art with color washes. The black line is India Ink; the color is acrylic with colored pencil. I did this on toothy, "cold press" watercolor paper.

18 comments:

Mrs. Chili said...

Heh. I love it. I love that he can't keep his butt down because his cheeks are too heavy, and I love the idea that one false move and the whole stash will come out Howitzer style.

SUCH fun!

-J.Meyer said...

Nice. I like the line with color wash look! Great job. =)
Jennifer

rbaird said...

Very clever. I like the thought process in your design!
I did a cheeky rodent too!

Bella Sinclair said...

Just...one..last...one...OOF! Really fun and well done! I like the texture of his fur. And thanks for sharing your process. I'm still learning from artists like you! :)

Lawrence Hugh Burns said...

hahah! This is awesome. A very creative take on the word "hoard."

Eric Orchard said...

Great piece!

pigeon-master said...

So lovely! There's so much movement in there and your technique looks great

JOHN B. WATSON said...

Sometimes your best pieces take the least amount of time. Very funny and clever. It has a fun, Looney Tunes quality but the style remains your own. Nicely done!

Miz K said...

great work - the look on his face is just too funny!

Danielle McDonald said...

What a beautiful illustration, and all done within three hours?! Impressive stuff. Great blog too.

sandra said...

Very impressive, three hours is great. It is a very clever illustration, gets the point across very well.

Gina Perry said...

Excellent- Greedy little guy indeed! I do like this new technique of yours - especially how the ink just pops the character enough without being too harsh or 'outline-y'.

Christina said...

very nice an funny illustration

NANCY LEFKO said...

what a riot...an immediate chuckle !!

I love his stance....so funny...

and quite well-rendered, I might add.

Bee said...

Great fun! Wonderfully executed idea :)

Emily said...

hihi... absolutely perfect!... but seriously if you had big cheeks like that, wouldn't you be just a bit tempted to see how many acorns would fit in 'em too? Maybe it's just me...

JOHN B. WATSON said...

I want to see something "fierce." Like something attacking a certain something... Make it so!

Andy J Smith illustration said...

Varying the line weight is great! Really makes those cheeks have some visual dominance! Works great!