Thursday, December 18, 2008

IF: Rambunctious

Those rambunctious little Christmas soldiers...this is what they do when we aren't looking! This was a good exercise for drawing the same (sorta) character several different ways. I added the background at the last minute. I usually prefer white but that's because I am weak in backgrounds. I have much to learn with regard to palettes, composition, backgrounds, among many other things. Watercolor is my preferred medium (or maybe it would be pen and ink and wash?) and I have far to go in that area as well. If you want to check out some excellent watercolor illustrations try Paige Keiser. I've followed her blog for a good while now. Impressive work!

7 comments:

Nicole said...

Aww...they're sweet and the background pushes behind them nicely so not to compete.
Merry Christmas

Ellen said...

Great take on the challenge! Unique.

Paige Keiser said...

This is beautifully done - you are quite talented, I hope you send your work to some publishers soon. I love the bright colors/dark outlines against the softer background, it really gives the image a lot of depth.

And WOW thanks so much for posting about me, I'm honored!! :0)

Bella Sinclair said...

I LOVE these little soldiers! Now they look like they know how to have a good time. They have some awesome moves, but the Egyptian makes me laugh the most. Excellent painting!

indigene said...

They are so cute. Great concept and wonderful color palette, too!

Eric Barclay said...

This is just all kinds of cute! Excellent work!

Merry Christmas and best wishes for the new year!

christine grove said...

Thanks:)