23 May 2006

Illustration Friday - Sorry


Here's my interpretation for "sorry". I had all sorts of ideas that were really too complex to do in a week, so I did something that is pretty straight forward. It's not always the little kid that breaks the toys!

25 comments:

Sam said...

wow ! great illustration !

buep said...

Wonderful!

scribblesk said...

Gorgeous!

Brenda said...

Awesome illustraion! Very detailed. :)

michael dailey said...

wow great illo. his expression really captures the look of sorry. nice lil illo on the wall too, great detail

Alli Beaumont said...

i think he's sorry he's going to get in trouble from mum and dad :)

very nicely done!

the heartful blogger said...

This is gorgeous and takes me right back to my childhood...you're right, it's not always the little kids that break the toys, I remember when my Dad and brother broke the head off my little monkey that they'd been using as a football! They said sorry very sheepishly indeed.

kidz illustrator said...

Beautiful work!

Fossfor said...

nice work! i like the details and the textures

arvindh said...

Great details! wonderful job!

Mercedes said...

Lovely!

hummmlan said...

I like your style!
I used to do that to my Barbies...

Jana Bouc said...

Your work is amazing! I followed your IF illo to your website and spent a long time looking at everything. Do you do all of your work digitally? I'm sure the wonderful people paintings on your website were done with real watercolor, no? What about the black and white stuff and the childrens book illustrations. I'd love to know more about your process. Do you start by drawing with a tablet or on paper? Sorry to go on, but was just so inspired by your work and wanted to know more.
Jana (janabouc@yahoo.com)

Brandi said...

Absolutely beautiful! Great concept and very detailed! Brandi

Arioch said...

I try to guess how the boy could have broken the doll! Really nice artwork! I like the girl's expression.

Angela said...

Just this morning I was thinking of that dandilion song, "mama had a baby, and her head popped off", and now I see these things do happen!
Awesome illio!!

Christine Lim Simpson said...

Wow!

TEEFIN said...

Very accomplished illustraion, you must work very fast. Good luck with your blog.

FES said...

Thanks to everyone who commented. Glad you like my stuff.

For Jana - I'm working mostly digital now - as it's quicker for me, no need to wait for the paint to dry and very much easier to make changes. I used to draw in pencil first and scan it in, then use the wacom for the colour, but now I do everything in the computer including the pencil roughs. At the moment the programme I use most is Painter IX.5 as I find it simulates traditional painting better than Photoshop, perhaps with a bit of tweaking in Photoshop at the end.

The work on my website is a bit old now (needs a bit of an overhaul). The colour work is mainly pencil with digital colouring, plus a few paintings in acrylic and one in oils I think. But you’re right the people section is pen and watercolour.

My black and white work on the website was a few years ago now too. Very enjoyable to do. I did it on scraper board (or some call it scratch board). If you're not familiar with it, it's basically a bit of thick card with a layer of white clay, with a layer of black ink on top. Then you draw in reverse and scratch off the black (I used a scalpel to get very fine marks) to reveal the white. You can get some very dramatic effects!

Debra Cooper said...

I am totally in awe over the fact that you can create such beautiful paintings digitally. All you submitted pieces are fabulous and your website is truely enjoyable. I am so glad to be able to view so many great artist's work through IF. So thank you, it is always inspiring.

natascha said...

Fantastic!! Great work.

jastolfo said...

Very, very nice.

Chad Baldwin said...

Wow great job with the detail!! The expressions on both faces really say a lot. The texture is a nice touch as well. I also like the little drawing on the wall.

Chichi Parish said...

Skill, technique and humour.
But who drew the doodle on the wallpaper?
Aspirational.

ta ta
chichi

FES said...

who drew on the wall? must've been my inner child ;o)