Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Illustration Friday: Old Fashioned

He was less enamored then she at the fabulous old-fashioned apron and bonnet in the trunk.

I was out of town visiting family, and had our cousin return with us for a couple of days. I kept doodling this duo while I was away, trying to get them exactly like I saw in my head. It came out fairly well over all.

Still experimenting with mixing marker and colored pencil. What I'm liking so far is when I nail the value I want in marker, then all I need to do is match the value with the color of my choice. Any lighter/darker colors will work to cover up any mistakes I make with the marker as well. You can barely see all the attempts to get her back arm in the right position now. Still need to pop the darks more, and possibly more saturation of colors.

I also forgot to draw the trunk in the background...maybe I'll go back and add it later. and possibly flowers on the apron.

9 comments:

Matt said...

Love it. Great style.

kathy hare said...

A lovely illustration..

Caroline said...

Lovely characters and treatment.

Heather said...

love your style!!!

Jennifer Bower said...

I really love this and yes! The marker/pencil can be such a challenge but you work with them so well.

tania said...

really pretty =)

Missy said...

This istantly made me smile, so cute.

Clip Art and Scrap said...

Great expressions. Love the colours too :)

Sue Rundle-Hughes said...

A lovely illustration :)