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So, I wanted to do the whole illustration friday thing, but I was all wrong about how the friday to friday period works, so I am a week behind and I don't get to add my link to the list, but I did it anyways!!
I don't do illustration very often because it is very time-consuming, but I LOVE IT! It is so much fun. The theme was "Sea" and the first thing that came to mind was a whale, so I found a reference to draw from and began drawing the whale's form as closely as possible. Then I began to simplify that into a simple line drawing.
I was wearing corduroy pants yesterday which made me think of the lines on the underside of a blue whale, so I thought about how cool it would be to use textures to "paint" the blue whales color. So, I used a corduroy texture for the underside and dirty concrete for the rest of him. The water is a water texture I found and adjusted the colors for a "sea" appearance. Then I took the burn/dodge tool in photoshop to add more color variations and shadows.
Overall, I'm super happy with this and I learned that I CAN do illustration and I need to practice more!
1/13/2006 08:19:00 AM