Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tentatively Titled: The Dragon Slayer's Daughter

Here are two slightly different compositions for a project that I recently set aside just before going to final art. I still plan on finishing it, but for now it will exist as a sketch.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Cheer Up Scarecrow

Here's some work that can be seen in the current October issue of Highlights High Five magazine.
I really put the scanner to work with these illustrations. For the backgrounds I created a variety of stains and washes using brown ink, scanned them, and then experimented with a lot of different color variations in Photoshop. I thought this would create a great autumnal effect that would be fairly simple to pull off... I spent hours (too many hours) trying to get something that looked good but didn't compete with the character illustrations. As always, less is more.