Thursday, October 16, 2008

Illustration Friday - Strings

I suppose this image hasn't got much to do with the word "strings", except for the fact that the little piggy is hanging onto strings from the balloon. But it has been ages since I posted anything for illustration friday, so I thought I'd just submit this illustration anyways.

My style this week is actually quite far from my typical watercolour/painting style. Lately I've been doing loads of photoshop work at my crazy job and I have been inspired by a lot of new digital illustration out there. Artists like Alberto CerriteƱo and Camille Rose Garcia. I have never been a huge fan of digital illustration until I heard about these talented artists. Rather than the flat, sterile look of vector art which I have always found unappealing, they have added depth, organic detail and texture to their illustration. In my opinion, they have pushed digital illustration to another level, and it has inspired me to try my hand at it as well. Of course, I do plan to get out the watercolours and ink again, but for now I'm exploring the world of photoshop and truly enjoying it for the first time ever!

8 comments:

Harry Tournemille said...

Outstanding piece. Love the "oh shit" expression on the pig's face and the print on its skin.

eachean said...

Great concept and execution. I really like the texture you've built up in the piece.

SENTA said...

Really beautiful textures and shading!

flossy-p said...

Hey you and me both back to IF this week after a long absence ;) It's good to hear from you!

It actually didn't register to me that this was a digital work. Now you point it out of course I can tell, but initially there's so much texture and pattern, and those tiny drop shadows, it looked like a collage. A very very cool collage. :)

It's great that you're pushing a new technique. Sometimes I think these things present themselves for a reason.

Nice job :)

Been said...

Look at you Dilly, Nice job!!

babelfish said...

This is really cute, I originally thought it was rendered using some 3D software, so great to know that this can be achieved using Photoshop (thanks for the links).

flossy-p said...

Hey, thanks for entering my giveaway! :)

flossy-p said...

Merry Christmas Sandra, Harry and Simone :)