Thursday, April 21, 2011

Landscape with Eagle

Today's project. A card design I've been working on.
All digital.
CorelDraw and then Painter11.
I started playing with it.
Had fun.
Not sure if it works.
But it feels so good to have something to post.

The days go by so fast.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Card Project two

Today I scanned this pencil crayon drawing from a couple of years ago. Then I worked with it in painter to lighten it up to be more suitable for a card design.
I did the same with a watercolour of pansies adding white to lighten up the heavy darkness of the piece. The pansies are posted on my other blog at paintingpuppies.
I think I need to stand back for a while because my shoulders hurt and I am not sure if it is improved. But I think it is. What do you think?

Saturday, April 09, 2011

IF / Bottled

After the fierce singing competition, four finalists stood  in front of the audience holding their award boquets of spring blossoms. Gerty, Nancy, Helena and Annabelle bottled up the high excitement of their emotions as they waited for the judges to make the final decision. Each contestant was determined not to cry if declared the final winner of the Snort Hall of Fame Singing Championships.

For Illustration Friday's word of the week. Bottled. I know. I am stretching it a bit.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

IF / Duet

A little late but I managed to get this together.
Robin has a lovely deep base voice and piggy is soprano. Her voice is slightly grating and it is a little on the sharp side. But they have dreams of being on TV and they practice a lot.

I sketched this with Corel Painter using coloured pencil and pastel brushes.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Developing a Character

This little character is from my sketchbook. I took him into Painter and had some fun today. Now he needs a background and some friends. I think his name is Freddy. Maybe I will try a different approach tomorrow.