Friday, November 21, 2008

Illustration Friday - "Opinion"

  For this weeks Illustration Friday topic of "Opinion" I went with something I just finished up for Valentines Day.  It's going to be in a children's puzzle magazine.  When doing illustrations with this many people (this is only half of the whole image) I come up with my own little stories that are going on with the characters.  In this one- the popular girl with all the valentines day cards has the "opinion" - "It's all about me!"  For some reason she looks like her name could be Britney:)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Illustration Friday - "Pretend"

  For this weeks Illustration Friday topic of "pretend" I went with an image I just recently finished up for Halloween.  It's part of a larger illustration done for a children's puzzle magazine.  I don't know what it is, but it's fun drawing witches in striped tights and big hats.   When my son Max saw this image he said, "Hey look,  that's Ronald McDonald!".  It's not- maybe I was hungry when I was roughing it out:)  The whole illustration took about two days.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Illustration Friday - "Vacant"

  For this weeks Illustration Friday topic of "Vacant" I went with an empty or "vacant" crib.  My mom told me of how when I was a baby, she would come in to get me from sleeping and the crib would be empty- and that freaked her out (wonder why:).  Apparently I used to climb out of my crib and start playing with toys when I was supposed to be sleeping- go figure.  This illustration started off as a boy in a blue room, but got changed about half way through.  I was going for something less freaky this week.  My last weeks post kinda freaked my wife out.  She said the "Repair" illustration reminded her of one of those Hannibal Lecter movies-ewhh!  This took about 4.5 hours.