May 23, 2011

The Commish



These three illustrations were made for a client seeking to publish his children's story.  Peanut butter, little froggies and gigantic bears make such lovely combinations.  Those weird, watery textures were made using dura-lar, the coolest vellum-mylar hybrid out there.  The surface resists watercolor and diluted ink, so liquids just sit on top and evaporate away.  It's messy and weird and has a suprising amount of tooth for such a smooth drawing surface.  It's also way easier on the eyes than a lightbox . 





And this watercolored portrait was commissioned for a bridal shower, with the only available reference shot being a tiny little one-inch tall, head-on picture with her fiance.  On Facebook. 

Right. 

2 comments:

  1. Hot DAMN! I love those ink pieces. What's the linework in? Grease pencil? Or just quill work that evaporated.

    So loose, so free. Gorgeous stuff man.

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  2. Thanks bra, the lines are just plain 2B pencil run through some photoshop contrast. I don't the dura-lar surface would handle nibs, but I could draw on it all day and night with pencil. It's buttery yet crisp, completely awesome and close to ridiculously expensive;)

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