This is very long overdue. With finals and end-of-season performances at their peak, I’ve had less and less time to dedicate to my illustration endeavors.
In the spirit of the rain—er, or “in honor” of the rain—here is a set finished a while ago that I just haven’t gotten around to posting. Before:
Wow, now that I’m looking at this colored one again, what a horrendous color balancing job in did in PS (*tisk tisk*).
That said, as I go along, I realize more and more that my illustration style is probably better suited for digital color rather than colored pencils… something to keep in mind for the next project (that is, of course, if this EVER gets done).
Cup Challenge: 3 Down, 18 To Go (actually, there’s more down and less to go, but why be more confusing than it already is?)
(Yes, in a title such as this I was all about the irony… hehehe)
Anyway, I know I started my last blog like this, but… maaaaaan, it’s been so long!
Believe it or not, I have been working pretty regularly on illustrations, but the warm weather (and tax season) seems to suck away free time, and ultimately, I’m behind my self-declared ‘ideal’ schedule. I have almost exactly one month to finish up ‘The Paper Cup’ challenge, and at this point I can’t say whether it’s going to happen or not—either way, it’ll be close, and one step closer to the fun stuff (which for me, more than anything, is the layout/design).
I’ll try to post another picture tomorrow, but here is the snow pic I finished earlier in the week:
And just for curiosity’s sake, here’s the pre-color version:
Does anyone else think the yellow hat/scarf/gloves looks weird? To be honest, I’d envisioned it differently and thought maybe by now it’d grow on me, but it really hasn’t. The Damage-Control Department in my brain is telling me to add fun strips, some skinny, some fat, and also some loose threads, maybe even a hole…
By the way, thought I might mention that for anyone attempting to follow what these illustrations mean or where they go in the context of an mysterious story, quit while you’re ahead—it’s pretty random and I’m skipping around a lot, so without a real explanation as to what’s what (which I haven’t given), it’s pretty damn impossible.
Ah, it’s past 6! Where does the time goooooo? (I say, as if I plan to catch it.) Gotta run to a show now, so I’ll need to follow the tradition of keepin’ it short ‘n’ sweet