Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Illustration Friday: Tea


I didn't want to be posting so late, but I've had a touch of a cold, and it slowed me down this week. Thinking of tea made me think of little girl's tea parties, but then my thoughts turned to what would make for an unusual social gathering. This lead to wondering what if Goldilocks and the 3 Bears could have made up over a nice cup a' tea??

I've been wanting to do a vector piece, but I'm not completely happy with the result yet. It still needs tweaking, or maybe I'll use this as a color comp, and try painting it instead.

11 comments:

Bron Smith said...

Very charming illustration, nicely drawn and colored.

wynlen said...

Sweet. My favorite is the bear licking his cup - and with that funny little hat!
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carla said...

It's adorable! She looks so trusting, and they look so happy to be there. The colors are soft, which makes this very charming and delightful.

Ives77 said...

At first look I didn't even notice it was a vector drawing - it looks so soft and lively! Lovely drawing and nice colours!

Angela said...

Thank you for the kind comments everyone! It still needs some work, but it's good to hear some positive feedback.

CATRAVEN said...

Wonderful!! I wish I was Goldie having tea with the Bear family!

Roz Foster said...

Nice work! This is all vector? It looks so hand done... impressive. I've been wanting to work more in Illustrator, but get very frustrated with the pen tool.


I love your "Simple," too, and your "Sea" or (Pisces). I look forward to when you do the rest of the zodiac!

tiffinix said...

I love this!! Very different and just absolutely charming!

Angela said...

Thanks Roz. Well it's mostly all vector. I brought my hand drawn sketch into Illustrator, and drew my shapes on layers above it. I found Illustrator to be a pain at first, but I've forced myself to become more comfortable with it. I like the freehand pen. It doesn't draw a line exactly how I'd expect, but I try to embrace the irregularities, and not overly fix it like I would in a drawing.
I then brought it into photoshop, and laid a slight scanned in texture on it, and burned in just a little shading.

Artsy Momma Chic said...

This is so sweet! I love the soft lines and colors!!

Wee Cottage said...

I love the color in this one...I also love the bear licking the cup