Wednesday, November 16, 2005

I-Fri: Strength



For some reason this immediately popped into my head when i thought of "Strength" - not sure why, maybe a repressed memory of going to the circus as a child and seeing some bizarre balancing act! But I wanted it to have an 'old school' look about it, so tried to do the woodcut effect a la Chet Phillips. Nothing like his work, but I'm pretty happy with this all the same.

Again done in Painter IX (do i see a pattern?) - I filled the entire canvas with black, overlayed my sketch, and then "chipped away" at the black using the eraser to make the outlines. Then put a layer below the black and coloured with Tinting and Blender tools. Lots of fun!

12 comments:

raim said...

great illu...
:0)

Valerie said...

Wonderful piece!! Love the colors!

Holly said...

Really well done. Great style.

Leezy said...

This is a lovely piece, really captures that classic look ou were going for.
Thank you for sharing your technique, too. So many artists don't like to give their secrets away, but it's all part of the learning process, I think, and inspiring when an artist does share!
Cheers.

Doug said...

Good job! And thanks for explaining how it was done. I may have to try this technique

Tony Sarrecchia said...

Wonderful piece. Thanks for the 'how-to' process.

Jim said...

Very Cool!

String said...

Nice sense of humor! Like the colours!

Ellen said...

WOW! Not only did I get to see your teriffic illo...an awesome link and a new technique to try out! Thanks for participating. It's information like this that builds the hope of future artists!!!

Anonymous said...

Great image - well done!!

Knitting Painter Woman said...

What fun! I am enjoying PainterEssentials (haven't been able to justify the upgrade... yet)... and always feel like I'm "cheating." Thanks for your confession... and great acrobats and elephant!

Wardi said...

Great idea. Nice style!
I love how the elephant looks like it's not entirely sure what it's doing there.