Thursday, January 19, 2012

prepare


Here's a quick Illustration Friday: studying is definitely necessary when preparing for a test. . or a project. . .or anything in life actually.  You must absorb knowledge before you can apply it :)

I apologize for the long hiatus and have really missed blogging!  I've been swamped trying to meet two different deadlines. 

One, I can talk about. . it's Attack of the Space Chickens in short comic form for Illopond's Space Anthology.  The above illustration was actually a sketch from the story that I ended up having to cut out.

As for the other project, I won't be able to show art from it until the book is published (hopefully by the end of this year).  Until then, I leave you with picture book tips from Eric Carle himself as he works on his latest book The Artist Who Painted a Horse:

11 comments:

  1. Fantastic! Love a chicken who studies (and doesn't google...) :)

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  2. Forgot to add... Eric Carle video was also fantastic and very, very inspiring. Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. No problem Karena. Wasn't it fascinating to see him work on that horse?

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  3. Your chicken is so lovable! His little glasses are the cutest. I actually think that there is strength in the fact that you did it quickly... the lines are loose and expressive.

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    1. You make a good point. . .I've been meaning to loosen up my style recently and maybe forcing a time limit might help :)

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    1. Thanks so much for the lovely comment :)

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  5. Great work! I love the slick style and the textured background.

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  6. Thanks so much! I used a scanned in sheet of parchment paper for the background and painted it digitally with a sponge brush pen :)

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