Monday, February 02, 2009

Illustration Friday: Flawed

This one was flawed in the design process. I usually read the prompt sometime on Friday (when it is sent out-hence the name). Then I let it drift to the subconcious side of my brain and just roll around there stirring up images. However this time the word must've gotten buried too deep because I somehow started thinking the word was "Faulty." Maybe that has something to do with living on the San Andreas fault now. Anyway the image started forming and I read the word again just to make sure and found out it wasn't what I thought! But by that time I was enamoured of my little fossil with problems and went ahead anyway.



Not really much in the sketch phase here. I did a quick sketch of the bones and scanned it in.

Then I went to the computer and drew some straightish lines and the mountains. Using computer magic I cut the lines and moved them up and down in relation to each other. I captured the lines of my sketch and put it over the background lines--cutting it apart and rearranging it in its corresponding areas. I then did my erasing away from a black field routine to get the contour lines. I made some custom brushes to simplify the hatching and stippling and then applied color. Simple--right?


12 comments:

Bella Sinclair said...

Heeheehee, well I can see why you fell in love with this little guy! Can't help but laugh and feel sorry for his shifted self. I think it can still fit within the theme, though, don't you?

We had a small tremor here on Sunday. Have you felt one yet?

John said...

hahahahaha love the process it took to get you where the dino is hahahaha great Idea love it

Peter Breese said...

Hilarious, I agree with Bella and completely understand why you stuck with your original thoughts.

Such fun!!

Atsi-Batsi said...

Haha! very witty! I love the fossil's protest as the plates shifted.

yoon see said...

Yeah, lovely "flawed" illo & story, I can feel I am moving moving along with this cute guy....here and there!
Ha...Ha..

adrienne trafford said...

i think this is clever as well as beautifully done - i enjoyed going through your other work! It's interesting to me to see how we interpret what's going on underground.

enigma said...

the sketch is great, i like it!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Oh man this is super cool Heather!!!! It's hilarious!! I'm with Bella and Peter!!! This is just to funny and prefect for this post. he he he he! I can't stop laughing! Very clever girly.

theartofpuro said...

Eh Eh,too funny
Wonderful illo and idea

Matalonga Jorge said...

GREAT WORK! I like the story too... ...thank you so much for your precious comment on WW. ^-^

Michelle Henninger said...

Wow, Heather, I think this is way cool! I LOVE the fossil. And the colors are perfect! Nicely done!

steve said...

Haha, this is fanntastic!