Wednesday, September 24, 2008

CLIQUE IF*

Don’t blink! There’s an out of control gang of trouble makers coming your way. Somehow whenever I think of cliques it sounds as if the group is up to no good. I’m in the mood for pumpkin pie…

This is a practice piece so I can learn Painter X. My current portfolio consists of traditional medium of gouache and color pencil on paper. Then I would scan and edit in Photoshop. Years ago I experimented with digital painting and recently decided to have another go at it. I love the brushes in Painter, and how easy it is to open up the images in Photoshop to do more editing. I’m just scratching the surface, but at some point I’ll be able to mimic my traditional style. Or perhaps something better. There are few places on this image that need tweaking but then that's what great about digital.

I hope all of you that were affected by Tropical Storm Fay are finally doing well. I’ve been busy with some water damage in the kitchen. Thank goodness my studio is upstairs. Sorry I’ve been away from my blog. See you all on IF* this Friday.

Best,
Anne

9 comments:

Melissæ said...

This looks great! I love the surly duck on the top of the heap there.

Digital work does have a lot of advantages, especially with the speed factor. I do enjoy the tactile sensation of painting on a piece of paper or canvas though.

DK said...

What a wonderful drawing. I hope you do not have too much damage from the hurricane!

Bella Sinclair said...

Wow, this is amazing! And it's only practice? I would love to paint digitally. Unfortunately, I don't even know how to paint. :) This mischievous clique looks like they're having the ride of their lives. You might have to make room for mincemeat pie....ew, I'm sorry, I hope the ride has a happy ending.

Bobo Cat said...

It's a fabulous piece, love all the details, the composition, the colors, the unique and whimsical characters!

Juan said...

Great illustration Anne!

joseph's art and stuff said...

this is great, and just in time for fall.

daniellebarlow said...

I think this is brilliant, and makes me even more desperate to get my hands on some illustration software and have a go!

Rebecca said...

Hello Anne,
Beautiful work. Where in Central Florida are you? I'm in the Orlando area.
Rebecca

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