Saturday, January 31, 2009

Illustration Friday - "Flawed"

  For this weeks Illustration Friday topic of "Flawed" I attempted a political cartoon.  I did the drawing and was halfway done coloring it when my wife  Chrysti walked in and asked, "ahhhh what are you doing???"  I told her I was finishing up my Illustration Friday illo, and the topic was "flawed".  She was silent for a minute, and then said, "When I think of Hitler, "flawed" isn't a strong enough word. "  She said the word "abomination" would be far more appropriate.  I totally agree.  So I think I REALLY missed the mark with the topic.  It was also interesting trying to do a cartoon of such an evil man.   I didn't want to make him seem like a fun guy, or lessen any of the horrible things he did.  I looked online at some of the original cartoons people were doing in World War II, and tried to figure out how they handled it.    So here's an image that misses the topic, but I'll learned from it.  It was done in Illustrator and Photoshop and took about 4 hours.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Illustration Friday - "Climbing"


  For this week's Illustration Friday topic of "Climbing" I went Mario.  I have a Wii system that we (my wife and two kids) love to play Mario Kart on.  We probably play it way too much- but what-cha gonna do?  Anyway I guess  I have Mario on the brain.  This illo is a shout out to my illustration buddy James "Jimbo" Elston.  Jimbo does the coolest Marios.  I'm still in retro-world so I took it in that direction.   It was done in Illustrator and Photoshop and took about 4.5 hours.  

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Illustration Friday - "Pale"

  For this week's Illustration Friday topic of "Pale" I went Polynesian.   I was thinking of all the white (pale) tourist who vacation there in the winter.  This happy little guy just got off the airplane and caught a dance with one of the locals (he's loving life).  I was going for the  50's travel guide illustration vibe .  It was done in Photoshop and Illustrator and took about 4 hours.  

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Illustration Friday - "Contained"

  For this weeks Illustration Friday's topic of "Contained" I went with the first image that came to mind.  This image is based off of Revelation 20:1-3.  "And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain.  He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years."  I'm still going with the Bible/retro thing.  It took about 4 hours and was done in Illustator/Photoshop.  

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Illustration Friday - "Resolve"

  For this weeks Illustration Friday topic of "Resolve" I can up with this image.  With Christmas still in the air, I was thinking about what it's really a picture of to me- God sending  a savior to "resolve" me to Him.   Anyway... I'm still stuck in retro mode and wanted to see if retro and Bible could gel for me.  It was done in Illustrator and Photoshop and took about 3 hours.  Happy New Year!