Saturday, August 14, 2010

Illustration Friday "Star Gazing"

For this week's Illustration Friday topic, I started off my piece drawing with pencil, followed by the usual black Prismacolor pencil and watercolor wash, along with more colored pencils. I couldn't get a rich enough sky tone so I tried layering and rubbing in pastels over the watercolor. I like the way the pastels add more depth to the sky, and give everything a softer feel. I used Strathmore Illustration board, and it held up well to the multiple media.

10 comments:

  1. What a great picture! I love their sweet faces.

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  2. I love this!!! congratulations

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  3. Hey jane! Great mice... I mean minds, think alike. Love the sky and the expression on the mice. So well done! Bravo!!!

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  4. The sky looks great, nice deep blue!

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  5. very cute mice and lovely use of colour x

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  6. that is so funny, i was just thinking yesterday of drawing something like that. i like it :P

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  7. Absolutely fabulous! The color is indeed rich and vibrant. I love it. The looks on their faces and the little wolf's pointing at the sky make this illustration just that much more adorable! Great job!

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  8. Aaahh too cute! I really like your header! Very imaginative!!

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  9. Oh! This is beautiful Jane! I hear you...getting the intensity of what is in your head is sometimes so difficult. I think this is dreamy and has such depth! Well done..and such a sweet tender scene.

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  10. Oooh, this is gorgeous! What a great sky! I don't own any pastels, but I love the way they look. I may have to pick some up and play a bit.

    How did you do the stars?

    I also like the subtle colors in your pumpkin. I think this one is a portfolio keeper!

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