illustration friday: lost

I've been working on a pretty all-consuming project for the last few months, and even though I really shouldn't squander my time on non-essentials, well... you start to go a bit crazy if you don't take a break sometimes, you know? The Accurate Depictions of Animals have mostly been filling that role for me lately (and there will be many more of those to come!), but today I took a peek at the Illustration Friday topic and decided to give it a go.

I'm pretty happy with how it came out - if you check the (very rough) sketch above, you can see that it ended up becoming quite a bit more developed than I'd intended. I originally had in mind that it would just be a character against white with a little background vignette behind her, because I didn't want to spend a bunch of time on it... but then I got carried away. I always think I hate doing backgrounds until I actually do one and then it's fun as hell. At this point that applies exclusively to nature-y backgrounds, though - cities and stuff still make my eyes twitch. One day.


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  2. Really like the work!

  3. Anonymous7:03 PM

    love it! great job--and I love to see the drawing. Sharing the process is so fun!

    1. Thank you! I agree - I love seeing sketches and process shots, it's so interesting.

  4. Nice! The background turned out quite well.

  5. The palette and rendering technique you have used are ace, and you draw manatees. Like!

  6. I love it! It makes me think about where I am and where I'm going and whatnot.

  7. nice blog.........



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