Friday, August 5, 2011

Illustration Friday-Imperfect

The word for this week's Illustration Friday assignment is "imperfect." Now I ask you, who or what is more imperfect than the idiots (from both parties) who supposedly represent all of our interests in Washington?...So I decided to show my reptilian version of a typical U.S. political hack.

No sketch prep work on this. I just started sketching on an open top layer in Photoshop. Once I had a decent working sketch I set that layer's (named "linework") properties to "multiply." I then created a separate layer, named it "color" and put it underneath the linework layer. All the color work can be done on the color layer while preserving the sketch on the top layer.

I hope you like it.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Illustration Friday-Obsession

The word for this week's Illustration Friday assignment is "obsession." I thought about Imelda Marcos and her shoes and Howard Hughes with his OCD. I settled on what might be the greatest case of fictional obsession: Captain Ahab from Moby Dick. His obsession with this beast was all-encompassing and would make a potentially fun and interesting illustration. I had fun with this.