Saturday, May 26, 2007

POTC 3 Fan Art Idea

I had a blast at the third Pirates of the Caribbean movie, and I kind of have an itch to make a picture based on it. This is just an idea I sketched out real quick. I've drawn Jack Sparrow before, but I think I want to draw Elizabeth since she was essentially the main character in this movie.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Caution! Kraken!

The topic for Illustration Friday this week is "signs". Last week I was able to spend a lot of time on the topic, but I don't have that chance this week. However, I wanted to be able to at least get this idea down on paper and then maybe I can do something more with it later. Plus, I thought it was fitting considering that the third Pirates of the Caribbean movie comes out this week.

How hilarious would it be to see signs like this posted by seaside docks? I know I'd be amused.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Sketchbook Pages

I had some paint leftover on a palette, so I opened up a couple of sketchbooks to use up the last of the paint.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Special Feature on DeviantART - Love Rescue Me

I made this digital painting a little over a year ago, and today it was picked as a "Daily Deviation" on deviantART! I had received a Daily Deviation once before, and was not expecting to get another, so I was pleasantly surprised when this happened. It made me even happier that they picked this picture.

This picture was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid and the opening lyrics from a U2 song.

Love, rescue me
Come forth and speak to me
Raise me up
And don't let me fall.
- Love Rescue Me by U2

Prints of this picture are available through my print shop.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Retro Citrus

This is my first submission to Illustration Friday. The theme was "citrus". I didn't really know what to draw at first, but I had recently spent a really frustrating day trying to find a new dress for the spring and summer. Everything right now has an empire waist, which I can't stand. What I'd really like to find is a retro inspired sundress - something from the 1940s or 50s.

That thinking led to me doodling dress styles, and that sketching eventually led to this picture. It was a fun picture to draw, and I had a blast looking through old retro fashion images for inspiration.

Anyhow, this was all drawn in Photoshop with my tablet. Completed in May of 2007. This can also be viewed right here in my deviantArt gallery.

Prints of this are now available!

Friday, May 4, 2007

Shipwrecked - New Image & Prints

I finally finished my shipwrecked sailor picture. Much thanks again to AilinStock for giving permission to base my picture on this photo from their stock gallery. I drew this picture in brown pencil and then painted over it with ink washes on an 18"x24" piece of watercolor paper. Then I scanned it into my computer and painted in the rest of the colors in Photoshop. The finished picture measures 20"x30". This picture can also be seen right here in my deviantArt gallery.

Prints of this picture are now available!