Sunday, April 22, 2007

Illustration Friday: Polar


I was a little stymied by this week's topic. I harrumphed, "I can't think of anything except the typical 'Polar bear in a snow storm eating an ice cream cone!'"
"Marshmallow," my husband corrected, "the polar bear eats a marshmallow."
Oh yes that's much easier.
But I decided to take on the challenge of how to visually describe something that is typically a white peice of paper accompanied by a cocky little voice.

9 comments:

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Nice work! Rich detail and great restrained colors.

leah said...

This is such a beautiful, delicate piece. Did you stencil the snowflakes? They're wonderful!

md said...

hope he brushes since he has such a sweet tooth. :)
nicely done illo

Nicole said...

Nice polar bear! No polar bear in Ancient Egypt???

maria antunes said...

Cute! I love it!

Heather said...

I used paths in Photoshop to create the snow flakes and then created a shape. I used this shape for the white flakes in the foreground.
I also created a brush from the shape and set a variable size to get the darker ones in the background.

Emila Yusof said...

Beautiful piece! Love the monotone color!

the enigma said...

i love the softness in this. the marshmallow works well! :)

Paige Keiser said...

Great piece, I love the muted tone in this!