Friday, January 06, 2006

Illustration Friday: "Sea"



Derek was saying that he tends to get a large amount of visitors after posting his Illustration Friday" drawings, and it turns out that he posts his at the tail end of the week, so I decided to give this one its own post rather than appending it to the previous post. I don't want Ray to take more of a hit than expected.

For my first attempt, not too bad. I guess. I thought that the word that I would be doing was "flavor". It turns out that word expired on Thursday. Surprise! Still, considering I didn't have a concrete idea when I started I think it turned out well.

I built it in Photoshop. I wanted to get a 'cut paper' feel on this one. You can click on it to see a larger version. What do you think?

9 comments:

Derek Knight said...

aww..isn't that cute...

it could be the cover of a children's book, it could.

Lois said...

It does look like cut paper.... cool.

Heather said...

Now I have Under The Sea stuck in my head. I love it!! It's so colorful!

ValGalArt said...

this is so cool! love those kinda 3-d waves!

Tony Sarrecchia said...

Great photoshop work! Looks good.

Sea Angel said...

I love your style! Very cool.

el sid said...

i think you succeeded with the cut paper look. i am in awe of your photoshop skillz.

Don said...

Wow! I absolutley LOVE the layers look of this. Very nice vector work indeed. Also like the sun cut out of the frame and the barley visible ship bottom. More, please.

Collin said...

Derek: Yeah, just think, I could be a children's book illustrator! But that means I would probably have to give up all this. Oh, how could I?

Lois: And it's a bit easier than actually using cut paper. And much cleaner.

Heather: I know. So unlike me, huh?

Valgalart: Thanks! I'm actually not that happy with the waves. Not quite what I had in mind.

Tony: Thank you,

Sea Angel: Thank you. It's not actually "my style"; at least not yet. In fact it's quite a departure from my normal style. I'm working at it though.

El Sid: Thanks! I wish I was able to use my skillz for good rather than evil, but good just doesn't pay as much. Not that evil fills my pockets to bulging or anything.

Don: Well, thanks! And certainly! I'll stick to this style for a while.

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