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I got to illustrate the header image for a brand new website called SummitBrew.com, started up by outdoor journalist (and beer-drinker) Jared Hargrave. The premise of the site is for contributors to climb a peak, and once there drink an exotic beer, then later write a review of both.
For the image, I ended up going for the look on an old, weathered, painted sign from the 50's, or possibly an old style tourist postcard.
This is the original approved sketch.
This the inked drawing, which I did at roughly 3'x13'. Its times like this I love Photoshop's photo merge feature. The landscape changed quite a bit once I looked up some actual reference images for Utah. Note I originally showed the guy with a six-pack, but changed it when the client pointed out the safety hazards of mountain climbing after that much consumption.
Here is the final again with the six-pack magically transformed into a healthy whole wheat sandwich and a back of chips.
Hi! I've done this plasticine model and illustration background as a present for my lovely cousin. Plasticine is colored with acrylic and illustration with gouache.
Following on from my tractor image where I revisited an old sketchbook drawing, I have produced another illustration based on my travels. I made the initial drawing two years ago, whilst in Cornwall. The patterns of the scene - made up of the boats bobbing up and down on the rippling water were what appealed to me most. I have used quite a bit of negative space with this image, which helps to depict the gentle motion of the water.
Grins, grimaces and something else beginning with 'G'.
Something about bared teeth takes an expression and underlines it with red crayon.
Fregsample, here's a doodle of a gal that you can tell isn't all squeaky woollens and comfy slippers.
Whoever she is and whatever she does, with teeth like these, she's gonna be enthusiastic.
|© 2011 - Alex Colombo|
Hopefully i'll post the rest and all when they'll be finished.
As an exercise, I reproduced Bere only using my palette knife, with no blending. It required the marks to be more considered, in both mixing and placement. I used acrylics because I wanted this to be a quick exercise. The Bere I did in oils at Christmas is still too wet to varnish. Call me impatient!