Saturday, July 16, 2011

Illustration Friday: Gesture



He timidly made a gesture of affection toward her.

So during my photo research at work this week I found such an awesome photo:

istockphoto.com

That trunk, with its curl, was begging to be a caricature of some sort. Out come the pens and markers and voila! Blushing elephant. I love the pink/red marker that I used on his cheeks, but it's scary to use sometimes because it is such a strong color. I did use a gray pencil to draw in the elephant originally, but tried to keep the artwork loose and scribbley.

9 comments:

laurie said...

oh my gosh,, this is beautifull, great job!!

INDIGENE said...

Beautiful work, so much more expressive than the photo!

k.h.whitaker said...

sweetness :)

Linda Hensley said...

Aw cute. Nice to see your reference photo.

Katia said...

Cute! Both elephants are awesome!

Sharon Wagner said...

Love your style.

Sally Taylor said...

Sweet cute image. I like the loose style and those rosy cheeks!

Hannah Sommerville said...

Gorgeous. Love the colour palette.

Roma said...

Great style!! love your illustration.