Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Rub A Dub Dub

This was my first personal digital illustration, completed August 2008. It began as a simple pencil sketch seen below and slowwwwly evolved into the final image above. Also shown below is an early stage of the painting, where you may notice major differences in the candlestick maker's anatomy and shifts in the color design.

A major influence for this piece was the work of Paul Lasaine; most notably his water studies created for the animated film Surf's Up (as seen here). I am truly inspired by his work and hope to be awesome like him some day.

Although there are definite flaws with the final work, I am proud of the style the characters took on, as well as the humorous twist to a traditional tale . I learned a ton technique-wise and can't wait to put it all into practice. Who knows, perhaps there will be a whole illustrated series of mother goose rhymes in my future...perhaps.

7 comments:

Jason Buckner said...

I love it! Those brushed water effects came out really nice!

kacey said...

Thanks Jason!

barcley said...

I like it :) my only critique is the background seems really empty. Maybe some clouds or stars sorta blurred out would help fill it

kacey said...

Thanks Larry! I tried stars a while back; when they were tiny they weren't distinctive enough from the water and when they were bigger they were a distraction- even blurred. I do agree that there is a big void back there, though the flatness was a non issue to me because the characters are very graphic and lack proper depth. Clouds are a great suggestion, I will try that out soon (I hope).

sandra said...

Its great darling ,Dont change a thing!

Epiphonic said...

My favorite piece

sandra said...

hey