Friday, March 10, 2006

Illustration Friday - Tattoo



Here's today's illo friday dealeo... tattoo.
I sketched out a more full illustration concept, but I had waaaay too much work to do today so I only did half of it. I had to do like 80 bazillion illustrations for a client in the UK.

Here's the sketch-- I am hoping to add the girl eventually.
This is also a departure from my usual heavy black line technique. I thought I'd try to construct the whole thing in illustrator with the pen tool, etc, whereas I usually do a black line drawing on paper, and scan it and vectorize it (with Adobe Streamline) and edit and go from there.

blah blah ba blahblah blaaaaaah.
Good day sir.
I SAID, GOOD DAY!
j.

13 comments:

Ellen said...

A "bazillion" illustrations?! WOW! You must have SOME technology!! LOL!! You are awesome...dude!

laura said...

great!

James Elston said...

well...
maybe it was more like 12.
;-)

j.

Christine Lim Simpson said...

Smashing! Cool eeh!

Giles said...

Excellent image (even without the cute girl). Thanks for posting the initial drawing.

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L. A. Stern said...

Love your work! So expressive, yet really clean and elegant! I've also decided to use a blog as a 'virtual sketchbook' (coming soon). Look forward to seeing more of your work!

Lori Witzel said...

I've seen a number of guys near our Big University Campus who look like him, down to the slack affect.

Very nicely done!

Andy Bennett said...

DUDE. That is some realy sophisticated stuff; from drawing to technique to color. Shaka...

Andy Bennett said...

DUDE. That's some really exceptionally sophisticated stuff; from design to drawing to technique to color. Shaka...

The Unknown said...

Wonderful.
love

albina said...

He is soooo cute. OK, I know you are not supposed to say that in polite society as a compliment, but he looks so cute. Wearing heart on his sleeve …arm… Great illo! Can’t wait to see his girl in color!

shliknik said...

I hope you get a chance to finish the girl in the sketch. She has a wonderful pose. Good job in capturing her movement.

Don said...

Postures and expressions are priceless. Excellent story telling there!