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.  

23 comments:

Jonelle said...

I love your idea, your illo made me giggle this morning. Good job.

Louie said...

amazing!

Edrian Thomidis said...

What a great idea! I love the characters, color and style in it too! Nicely done!

Sandra said...

It took three and half hours but it worked very successfully. The drawing is beautifully done and illustrates 'detach' perfectly.

renee said...

I love this! Great!

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, very nice indeed! Fantastic colors -- bright and cheery. Just the perfect balance to the evil going on in the picture. You're so creative!

platitudinal said...

Holy Scones! I don't think Ms. Evil Robota would be invited again for the next tea party. The expressions in your drawing are excellent.

Chris Leavens said...

Wow! This is really, really quite excellent, but your work always is, so it's only fitting. I'd tell her to kick the robot in the shins, but it probably wouldn't do anything. The lack of a nervous system really helps in this case.

Roberta said...

I'll bet that's the last time he's invited for tea!
Incredible work as always!

margothere said...

I love evil robots! Great illo. Like she should be surprised; never invite an evil robot for tea.

fergus said...

hehehe... Brilliant!Great Illustration as always.

Alina Chau said...

Fun cool illo!

SENTA said...

Very nice job getting the style down, I love it! the colors are awesome...

Amy C said...

hey Scott, thanks for visiting my blog.
I have looked at your work before on our agents site.
It's really cool, love the colors and of course you know I adore the retro thing.
Amy

Eric Barclay said...

Awesome piece. Colors and character are outstanding.

theartofpuro said...

great illo and very funny,the characters are great

Gaia said...

Great style and beautiful characters. I also like your previous entries to If, especially the one for "Canned".
Fantastic work!:)

SaiSai said...

Damn those evil robots! Very clever illo, I love the robot's look of purpose and the texture came out great.

Mark Cavell said...

I’m a big fan of 50’s and 60’s style illusts and some of your work has just that feel. Love it.

Tracy said...

Awww! At first glance, I thought the robot was HELPING the little girl by putting the toy back together...what a rotten robot! :) Your illustration is AWESOME! LOVE IT!

Chrissy Fanslau said...

Oh this one's funny! Very nice work. :O)

RobMc said...

I really like your take on detatched

Anonymous said...

i wonder if amanda visell has seen this?