Friday, December 18, 2009

IF: Undone

If you're hung up in a tree you wonder how you'll ever come undone...actually - the undone part isn't so bad, it's coming undone and unharmed - that's the real trick.

This illustration was a beast! I think I've been working on it for the last 3 weeks, at least...and I've been thinking about it for a little bit longer than that.

A few weeks ago I did a little doodle:

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I did that as a doodle because I had to draw my characters after several failed attempts at a lawn gnome (those are terrible drawings and will never be posted). And this sketch turned out good enough that I thought I should finish it.


It ended up being quite a good illustration - or, at least, for me - it was good enough that I wanted to send it out as my next postcard to children's book publishers. But I now needed to tell the rest of the story. What could I put on the back of the postcard? The obvious choice to me was either to show them in the plane or landing. I thought landing would be more dynamic, so I set about thinking about what that would entail.

panda,skunk,bear

The drawing was supposed to be very simple, and the more I drew it the more complex it became. Suddenly (well...after 3 weeks of drawing and/or revising) I had this detailed (photoshop) illustration. I might cool down the red of the bricks, but I think it turned out pretty good. So good, in fact, that this is going to be the front of the postcard and the skydiving is the back...

9 comments:

zillustration said...

Love the characters and finish = fantastic!

Ana said...

Great work :)

Mighty Kwan said...

Looks great Isaac!!

-Wilson

Jack Foster said...

Wow! Isaac! This is fantastic! Great work!!! Love the process.

ArtSnark said...

thanks for the walk through - enjoyed seeing & reading about your progress

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Alex said...

another beaut! love it - the finishing is fantastic but I also love the sketches

Anonymous said...

I love Adelia, but these characters are growing on me. . well, not literally, but I do like this last composition. Very very nice.

psychopooch said...

Great illo. Love seeing the in progress and walk through too!

 
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