Tuesday, April 13, 2010

new kid praying

So I took your suggestions and changed it to night - I also changed the character into a boy (but only because I had already done the other one with a girl...and changing it to a boy makes it a completely different illustration that I can submit to the stock image sites).  I also took care of the knee problem by blocking it's view with a bed.  Anyway this is a more traditional illustration of a child praying...and it was done in Adobe Illustrator.  It's taking forever to finish though as I can't seem to draw it without effects that keep getting messed up when I resave it as an illustrator 8 file (I use cs3 and the stock illustration sites all require 8 eps files).  So it's been uploaded to two sites (which accept Illustrator 10 files) and I have to redraw the light and sky and the highlights on the boy if I want to submit it to any other site.  Not that you need to know any of that, but I thought I'd share.

Concurrently I'm retooling the pitch I did for Nickelodeon (as it was turned down last month).  I've picked up a pitch partner who's a script coordinator on the show I work on and she's even written an episode of Fairly Odd Parents.  I never thought I'd be spending my time trying to pitch a tv show (because it's so incredibly hard to get it on air), but I figured that I could at least use the story ideas and drawing concepts to make a children's book.  But we'll see...

EDIT:  Here it is again - with a bit of a change from the outer space window...
all the blends have been changed to gradients because when they're back saved to illustrator 8 eps, all the blends freak out and turn into 25 or so color shapes and make the drawing look sloppy.  And the light in the sky was originally a 'lens flair' gradient that, when back saved, turned into a series of bitmaps.  So it was changed to just a simple gradient...and now, thanks to Steve's suggestion, the gradient goes to blue, not black...and the stars stop at some point.  I should have added trees or something, but I was having such problems with this illustration that i thought it was fine enough without it.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Me drawing a bug

I just posted a really short video of me drawing a bug on You Tube. I hope to start doing more of these types of videos. [LINK]

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Glitch in Blogger?

I am not sure if anyone else is experiencing this but I wanted to mention in case someone did. I commented recently on Issac's pink angel and later I saw that the post was deleted. It was strange since I did not delete it myself. Is the comment box giving you problems also?

Finished Project

Hello everyone, I just wanted to post something since I have not done so in a while. This is the cover of a book I've been illustrating for children ages 8 and up. Just completed the last of the interior illustrations. Happy to have it completed.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

There's a Monster in the Fridge-changes

I made changes to the girl and fixed some other things in the illustration that were bugging me. Everyone's feedback was really helpful and I think the piece is 100 times better than before. Let me know if you see anything else that could use a tweak.
Thanks again illustration boarders.