Wednesday, March 19, 2008

IF: Heavy {2}



My illo for the Illustration Friday topic: Heavy. Pretty literal interpretation, but hinting at the shortsightedness of many humans regard toward nature and their role within it too. Apparently the big guy smashed the little fish's home and he's not too happy about it.

Introducing some textures in the work as well. As always I really appreciate your comments and your input is always valued!

Medium: pen & ink / digital

Prints: signed and numbered (16x20 and 8x10) available through RAWTOASTDESIGN.

This print is also available through Etsy.

22 comments:

life without novacaine said...

Love the texture in the top one. I am really drawn to the un-cropped image. Great illo!

littlesketchbook said...

The colors are beautiful, and I love the characters. The anchor is a great touch.

RyanLoghry said...

Great character design. I like the cropped version, because it seems to accentuate the girth of the character.

lil kim said...

I love this! great illo. I like the uncropped one, somehow it makes him feel heavier.

Brian Kim said...

WOW I Love it~
character is very cute ^^

lavandula said...

wonderful,I love colours and character :)

Curious Art said...

Definitely the uncropped one for me-- having all the action at the bottom of the page accentuates the heaviness. (And the woodgrain adds a subtle hint of vertical motion.) Nice illo-- I like the eye contact between fisherman & fish, also stump-dweller & bait!

elizabeth said...

This is great. I think I prefer the un-cropped version--really conveys the sinking.

SLW said...

I love the fish looking at the boat. This is a great, funny illustration.

Diane Duda said...

Love it! Uncropped, I'd say.

rachael said...

i love it, particularly the interaction between the boy and the fish...really wonderful! i prefer the uncropped version.

lisa said...

i like the simple top as contrast to the exciting bottom :) super fun illo!

van dyke said...

Great color work and wonderful character. Gives you a really sinking feeling (pun intended). Strong composition as well. Very appealing.

Zari said...

great idea, characters and colors.
the delicate background is lovely, and i definitely like the uncropped version - in case it has to be cropped i guess squared would be better.

gnurf said...

I like the colors and the "optic" effect when the water line breaks the contours. Well done!

mike r baker said...

Perfect! This is AWESOME!

Xanthe said...

I'd have to say uncropped.
The look on the kid's face is priceless!

stangy said...

I vote uncropped - adds to the weight of the bloke in the boat...awesome expressions and coloring work!

Hanna said...

great colours, I think the texture works well with it.

Gigi Moore said...

Great piece! The texture is awesome. I really love the cropped version best.

yahidith monnalisa said...

i really like this. the uncropped illo works because it adds to the weight of character. love the colors!

Emily said...

nice color pallet! I prefer the uncroped version, the fade gives a better ballance to you lovely illo.