Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Here is a little story that can be an inspiration to all artist big or small enjoy.
There was a boy nicknamed Sparky, for whom school was all but impossible. He failed just about every subject in the eighth grade. He flunked physics in high schoolwith a grade of zero!
In sports, Sparky fared not much better. He did manage to make his high school golf team, but lost the most important match of the season. He lost the consolation match, too.
While he wasn't actively disliked by the other students, he was awkward socially, and it seemed no one really cared. Sparky never once asked a girl to go out in high school because he was too afraid of being turned down.
There was one thing that was important to Sparky -- drawing. He drew constantly and felt his artwork was pretty good. In his senior year of high school, he finally got up the nerve to submit some of his drawings to the yearbook.
Unfortunately, they were rejected.
Nevertheless, after high school, Sparky got up the nerve again, to submit some cartoons to the Walt Disney Studios.
Finally, the reply came ... Sparky had been rejected once again.
Sparky expressed himself the only way he knew how. He started drawing an autobiography of a little boy who was a
loser, a chronic underachiever, someone who didn't even have the respect of his own dog.
This autobiography might sound familiar to you. It's the story of the Peanuts cartoons, featuring Charlie Brown, a character based on the early life of his creator, Charles Schulz, who was known by the nickname Sparky, and whose work, when he died in February 2000, at the age of 77, had been known the world over for 50 year
No matter what types of mischievous troubles our pets may get into. They are always very apologetic and sorry for what they have done.
This is my fifth installment for IllustrationFriday's topic of the week "Sorry". Let me know what you think.
Also, if you did not get a chance to see my illustration for last weeks topic "Angels and Devils" click here to view.
Have a great week,
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Friday, May 19, 2006
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Which is it you might say "Phat" or "Fat"?
This is my third installment for IllustrationFriday's topic of the week "Fat". This illustration was a prime opportune time to try something a little different. Let me know what you think.
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Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Thursday, May 04, 2006
A good thumbnail can go along way. Throughout my career, the one thing that I have learned is that when laying out an illustration you really do need to work out your composition. With thumbnails you are seeing the positive and negative space, the different harmony within your shapes, light and dark contrast and much more. All of which, allows you to work out a visually appeasing image. To me thumbnails are the cornerstone of any good illustrated image.
Monday, May 01, 2006
To Wood or Not to Wood? During my illustration career I have always tried to mimic my traditional watercolor/acrylic styles throughout my digital work. Currently I am working on a new project for a client of mine, and I am trying to get that more folk like look. Let me know what you think whether I should use a wood texture to create the illusion of being painted on wood or whether the illustration is strong enough without it.
Or if you have any other comments or constructive criticism about this illustration, let me know.
Thank you for any input,