Saturday, January 30, 2010

Illustration Friday: Focused

Schubert was so focused on what he saw he forgot to chew his cud.

I was researching sheep at work on Friday, and I really liked how funny their faces looked, thus I drew a sheep. I guess I'm back in the swing of things with Illustration Friday, because This concept came quickly and I drew it straight onto the bristol board with minimal corrections.

I also found my water pen again, instead of the gigantic chinese watercolor brush, so I'm much happier. I can add little details to my heart's content. I thought about breaking out the colored pencils to refine a few areas, but I was happy that I kept this loose (for me) so I left it alone.

10 comments:

rebekah said...

really like how it turned out! nice!!

rachel stoleru said...

weird and funny :) I like your sheep

helen said...

This is brilliant.

Coreopsis said...

Fun! This one made me laugh!

Coreopsis said...

...and the sheep is wonderful.

k.h.whitaker said...

very nice illustration

kathy hare said...

Wonderful!! :)

Susan said...

This is a riot, I love it! The looseness looks great - that's something I struggle with, I need to make a point of posting something that isn't completely finished!

dolls like us said...

I have a special fondness for sheep you do such good work.

NightenGail said...

@Susan: I often have trouble with looseness myself. I made an effort to be loose on this one. It's also a matter of finding a brush you love. Contrary to most watercolor painters (probably) my favorite brush is a plastic waterbrush (I think I use a small Niji) and not a natural hair brush. This gives me a nice balance of looseness and tight rendering when needed.