Monday, May 19, 2008

Wide snorkeller


Hello, Illustration Friday! I enjoyed this piece a lot- I've been hankering to do an underwater scene, and adding a buoyant snorkeller with ample dimensions seemed to fit the bill. this lady is becoming a recurring theme in my work...this is an earlier piece.
This particular girl had a ten second short made for her, which you can see here:

I've also added a work in progress GIF. It's charcoal, pastel and photoshop. XJP





18 comments:

Kristi Valiant said...

This piece is so much fun - I love how the woman's shape echoes the fishy shapes and great use of red in the midst of the cooler colors. I checked out the rest of your site and your octopus is wonderful! I like your style.

helen said...

I agree. This is fantastic.

michael mikolon said...

Wow
Love your style, great job!!!!!!!!!

Ratlion said...

Brilliant! All of it! Love your style.

Brine Blank said...

The striped blue fish is perfect! Great setup on this piece...

tofusquirrel said...

wow, this is really cool! i love your style and how you drew the fish. i also enjoyed your animated gif!

Zarah Juul said...

what a lovely character. Also watch the short animation...ohhahah so funny and hilarious and funny and sweet and funny...

Connie said...

Yours is the classy kind of work which makes the beginner wonder if they shouldn't take up knitting instead. But perhaps it's best if I seek inspiration here.

Candace Trew Camling said...

I really enjoyed looking at this post! Great job. Very nice work!

kathy hare said...

Gorgeous...

J. E. Morris said...

Oh she's terrific! I love the short. Can't help but wonder what she's do if you animated her snorkeling. Great work!

Eric Barclay said...

Great characters and great colors- love your work.

johanna said...

that's one adventurous lady! i love your work!

Andrew W. Moir said...

The illustration of the woman in the car is genius! The shapes, color, and overall character really make that one stand out. Makes me want to work harder. :)

Eric Orchard said...

Wow! Great piece! Actually both are great. And you use pastel. Is that your usual medium?

JP said...

Thanks everyone for your kind words...

Connie, I still feel like a beginner, but thanks!

Eric, i tend to draw in charcoal and pastel- I love chunkiness :)

tusen said...

This lady is a great character. I love both scenes. And the fish in the underwater picture are brilliant.

Alina Chau said...

This is beautiful!