Saturday, June 12, 2010

Illustration Friday: Ripple

"Let Go!"


This week's Illustration Friday is a special one.

The topic "Ripple" was suggested by Kelly Light:

"This week's Illustration Friday topic is "Ripple" and I ask you to consider creating your work this week as a small 2.5" x 3.5" sketchcard. The subject should pertain somehow to the Gulf - the oil spill - the oceans and the creatures that live in it and around it."

Essentially, artists donate a small doodle/illustration, interested parties donate to one of the two organizations that Kelly has chosen, and the people who donate the money get one of the doodles. Pretty cool, huh?

I had a couple of concepts, but this is the only one I've completed so far. If I get around to another one, i'm going to try to work more scribble-y then this one. I tried working in a new way: I made my white board into a toned surface then used ink, warm gray markers, and colored pencils to create the illustration, combining my traditional style with the pen-and-marker drawings I've been doing the past two months. Oh, and of course the pretty white gel pen for popping the highlights.

"If we all do small acts together- we can cause a ripple- and it can grow. We can DO SOMETHING."

Below is my sketch page trying to figure out the concept of the fish out of water. The hardest part was trying to figure out how to render the oil puddle and strand. Hurray for gray markers!


13 comments:

spindelmaker said...

I really like your line, and the expression in your work!

Marion Eldridge said...

Wonderful work! Clever and beautifully done!

Sung-Hee (Regina) Hong said...

i love your illustration !

Sally Taylor said...

Great illo, so were you able to submit it to the ripple blog?

k.h.whitaker said...

very nice, great idea for the project

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NightenGail said...

Sally, I've submitted it to the email address mentioned on the blog, but I haven't heard back from Kelly and I haven't seen it posted yet. My guess is that there is a backlog of art to post. I wonder if she realized how many submissions she would get for the project.

coralmoon said...

Great illustration!

Clip Art and Scrap said...

very good :) Super.

Sharon said...

Very expressive and beautifully done

IVYALLOVER said...

aww I just love this illo, the idea, the drawing....love ♥

dolls like us said...

I just love the fish it reminds me of the attitude of my little poodle puppy!

Roberta said...

Yes... this is my favorite so far!