Friday, August 21, 2009

illustration friday: caution

wild hill country sketch
hill country life colour sketch
roots in hill country colour sketch

Working for a designer instead of oneself requires proceeding with caution, as shown by these preliminary sketches ~ drawn in ink, scanned and then coloured in Photoshop. (See? I haven't completely abandoned Illustration Friday.)

12 Comments:

Blogger dinahmow said...

Not a bovine boss in sight!

21/8/09 12:43 PM  
Blogger Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

absolutely right about that! great illustrations.

22/8/09 1:36 AM  
Blogger Ellen said...

love them, and whatever one was not chosen, still make a painting of it. They'll all be stunning

22/8/09 8:56 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

Di: Aha! But do you notice the similarity between the middle one and the rejected longhorn piece?

Vanessa: Thanks.

Ellen: Luckily they're all destined to become paintings.

22/8/09 9:05 AM  
Blogger Ponita in Real Life said...

My personal preference was the longhorn piece... If I had the money, I would get you to paint that for me! Exactly as you had it... but then I like horses and longhorns. Must be the cowgirl in me! ;-)

22/8/09 11:41 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

Ponita: I still have the longhorn piece. Not sure what to do with it yet. I like it, too because the skull turned out exactly how I wanted it and is located just about right. (BTW I'm pretty sure I'm a closet cowgirl, too. Just ask Ellen!)

22/8/09 12:14 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Hi Andrea
I recently posted about a Glen Hansard gig on my blog and linked to the post about the gigs last year which you commented on. Anyway it reminded me of your blog so I thought I'd say hi!
Hope your well.
Jenny and OJ

23/8/09 6:25 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Hmm... I don't think I can use my recent art for IF - but a good way to submit!

23/8/09 11:53 AM  
Blogger Costescu said...

wow great mockups Andrea! I really like the skull one and how you have used the same layout & idea for the middle painting yet given it a totally different feel! I am so curious to see what the client choses.

24/8/09 10:02 PM  
Blogger Jamie Ridler said...

I love the delicate tension of these. Beautiful.

Inspired by Heather's email, I wanted to stop by and say hi!

25/8/09 4:37 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

Jennifer: Thanks for the heads up!

Caro: Any way I can simplify...

Tracey: All three are being used. And thnaks!

Jamie: Hi! Thanks for visiting. I've visited your blog and loved its rich look but haven't spent as much time there as I want. Soon I hope!

25/8/09 9:37 AM  
Blogger Shirley said...

Really wonderful work!

26/8/09 8:40 AM  

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