Friday, April 9, 2010

Illustration Friday: Dip

Update: I accidently illustrated last week's topic! Sorry folks!

It's been awhile since I participated in Illustration Friday–I took a crack at this week's topic, Dip, because I was eager to: (A) experiment with some new Photoshop techniques and (B) draw for the fun of it!)

I gave myself a two hour window to illustrate a boy after too long a dip in the ocean. I didn't agonize over the proportions–instead I focused on the pose and expression (but not for too long).

I scanned my sketch and first painted tonal values. Once the greyscale tones were finished, I added color on a layer above. This color layer was set to multiply, allowing the tonal values below to darkening the color. I probably should show some examples of this process, maybe in a later post–I've exceeded my two hour limit and need to get myself to work!

11 comments:

Feeling Artsy said...

Nice work!

Coreopsis said...

I'm so impressed with people who can do these electronic things with art--very effective! We can totally feel his alarm at the cold water.

John B. Watson said...

There's something to be said for agonizing less and having more fun. The results speak for itself. You captured excactly why I'm more of a lake person when it comes to swimming in New England.

Evil Robot said...

Wonderful!!!!

k.h.whitaker said...

excellent! I can feel the cold coming off his skin!

Doodle Isle said...

hahaha poor boy! your work is fantastic :D glad i found your blog!

alex fine illustration said...

Very well drawn and the concept is great!

Brine Blank said...

great draw....nice job on the feet...and for sure post a process diary...

theartofpuro said...

Great work!His expression is perfect!

aeneadellaluna said...

Amazing expression! Poor little boy :) so cool!

Ann Pilicer said...

Great illo! Nicely done! :D