Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Illustration Friday: TOTAL



This little bunny tripped over his garden hoe and spilled his basket of carrots everywhere. Can you help him pick them up by counting them? There should be a total of 12 carrots.


It was kind of a tough topic this week. I racked my brain most of the weekend trying to think of something. About the only thing I could come up with was what might be a sample page from a counting book.

Again, I did this in Painter. I used mostly the charcoal, conte & chalk brushes.














15 comments:

Michelle Lana said...

Great work!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Wow this is terrific. Such a professional style!

Lisa Wcislo said...

Scott your work is very nice, but I have a technical question about how you scan. what image size, dpi. Do you scan into photoshop? I can never scan anything much larger then 3x3, You enlarged image is beautiful with rich detail and I'd love to show that too.

Scott said...

Lisa, I usually scan everything in 100% at 400 to 600 dpi to pick up any little lines and details. I then bump it back to 300 dpi and save it at that size. My original drawings might be a couple of inches to a full sheet of paper. I scan into a program like Photoshop (Corel Photo-paint). I also try to work in cmyk so the colors will come out the same on my printer.

kliving said...

your charcoal drawing is amazing. It shows demension and it does represent total.

Michele Melcher Illustration said...

nice work

Alina Chau said...

Lovely and cute!

Rrramone said...

Scott, i only counted 11 but that may be because i kept one to make a salad. ;-)

John A. Walsh said...

This is a great illustration. Your style is really lush. I can imagine kids going crazy for your work!

Tali Z. said...

beautiful illustration!!!!
You make all your little creatures so huggably soft and adorable!

Sean said...

Really nice style. I'm starting to work with Painter and like to find people using it as well as you seem to. One question I have is how far along is your drawing (say this one) when you bring it in? It looks almost completely done in Painter, is it?

Scott said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by and for the kind comments. I really
appreciate it.
Sean, I have included the pencil drawing I started with. I usually end up redrawing a picture a few times before I scan it in. I start with a thumbnail...redraw it...flip it over...redraw it, until I am somewhat happy with it or bored with redrawing it.
All of the color was done in Painter. I don't really have too much advice on it. I just got it & my Wacom a little more than a year ago and I am still trying to learn eveything it can do. A good book
is "Digital Character Design and Painting" by Don Seegmiller, though the Painter version may be out of print.
Maybe my next post I'll try to show sketch to finish for anyone interested.

Tony Sarrecchia said...

Wow! Great work.

Jessi Hooker said...

great image! I love your use of color - it is so great!

Steve Mitchell said...

Love the composition and the line work especially. Some things about your style remind me of Charles Santore. Good work!