Friday, August 29, 2008

Illustration Friday - "Memories"

  For this weeks Illustration Friday topic of "Memories" I went back to a 70's TV show, Land Of The Lost.  I think it was on TV for one season, maybe two.  Anyway I remember I watched it on Saturday mornings because my brother (who was older and larger) wanted to watch it.  I kinda liked the show- but was more into cartoons.  Anyway the green characters are called "Sleestacks", the little blond girl was Holly and the furry little guy was named Chacha.  I saw online that they are remaking Land of the Lost with Will Ferrell- should be funny.  

Friday, August 22, 2008

Illustration Friday - "Routine"

For this weeks Illustration Friday I went with...  Darth Vader doing his morning "routine" to get ready for the day.  I remember when I was a kid and saw Empire, I was wondering if he slept with his helmet off or just took it off for an occasional breath of fresh air.  Anyway I haven't drawn Darth Vader in  long time and it seemed like a fun illo to do.  I was also going for a Vader you might want to win once in a while.  My 5 year old son Max helped me with the skin tone and light sabor color- he was my art director on this.  Max wasn't completely happy with the finish- said Vador looked too much like his younger brother Titus:(  Enough rambling.  It took about 5 hours and was done in Illustrator and Photoshop. 

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Illustration Friday - "Detach"

  For this weeks topic of "detach" I was trying for something kinda random and retro.  I love that old school gouache story book stuff, so I've been trying to figure out how to duplicate it digitally.  For the story, I was thinking of a robot tea party that went bad.  This was done in Illustrator first (for the colors) and then finished up in Photoshop (for some texture).  It took about 3 and half hours.  

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Illustration Friday - "Poof!"

For this weeks topic of "Poof!", I wanted to try and keep it simple.   I'm not sure if you get "Poof!' out of it, but it is what it is.  Maybe one of the rabbits is named Poof- I'm reaching:) took about 3 hours and was done in Illustrator and Photoshop.