Monday, November 9, 2009

IF: Blur

IF: Blur

Pim saw everything in a blur after the Ferris wheel and roller-coaster rides at the fair.

I tried out this new whimsical brush strokes, but i guess it turned out to be messy. Looks like my drawing itself is a blur!!!

5 comments:

  1. I love it! That is exactly how one feels after too many rides at the fair!

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  2. Hi Sohini!
    I think your illustration is great! Wonderful concept, and very fun character...the blur works really well here!
    As for your lovely and generous comments, thank you! And for your question about how to get the illustrations to look natural (perhaps sketchy?)...it's funny, I'm still evolving, but I think what I've been focused on recently is sketching, sketching, and sketching some more. Playing with angles, direction, perspective, and composition. Once I see a sketch that "works" in it's energy and movement, I then transfer the image by using graphite on the back of the sketch, and redraw it to my watercolor surface. Then I re-draw it again very lightly in pencil and then start adding the watercolor. It's really, really fun when you have a sketch that you like (black and white) on watercolor paper to start with. The sketch is key (or I guess you could call it the under-drawing)...that way, everything is blocked in, and you already have a composition to float your colors in. I hope this might help! : ) One of the things I'm working on, too, is working on backgrounds..so you can see the progression at my blog. I'm really trying to give the characters a place to play...and that's what I learned at the SCBWI workshop I attended a few months ago. Some great info comes out of those!! : ) All the best to you!!

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  3. No, I think you got the feeling exactly. Lovely done.

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  4. This illo represents perfectly the blur sensation, well done!
    ^_^

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  5. Origianal and funny idea, well done.

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