Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Illustration Friday: Plain

Scarlett was tired of being called a plain Jane.

This was inspired by the GI Joe Throwback contest going on over at Channel Frederator. I remember watching the cartoon everyday after school with my little brother. This is my kid sized version of the character, Scarlett who was know for being mighty handy with a crossbow. I decided to take this into Painter, and I had fun with the pastel brushes. I'm not sure if this is 'Joe' enough to submit to Frederator. I'd like to hear your critiques and opinions.

18 comments:

sketched out said...

I checked out the link to the contest. Very impressive stuff, and very macho. Although your submission will be a slightly different take on the theme, it is very apropo and will be a breath of fresh air.

Very cool illo. Love how the sky turned out. How do you like painter? I've been meaning to take it for a spin one of these days.

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

I like it. She looks tough and determined!

saul said...

great stuff! she's a tough cookie... nice composition

trudette, said...

Yes girls power, great style !

RyanLoghry said...

Great character design, I like your style.a

Vhrsti said...

Perfect again, Angela!!!

Angela said...

Thanks everyone!

Linda- Thanks for your advice on the contest. Now I just have to register, and figure out how to submit.

I've used Painter on and off for years, and I love everything it can do, but the learning curve is a little high because of all the options. I usually go into it with a plan of using only 1 or 2 mediums per project, and it's always a learning experience, but it's like that with traditional mediums too. It runs slow on older computers, so sometimes I avoid it for that reason.

sketched out said...

Cool! Thanks! I suppose anything worth doing has a learning curve, eh? I remember, back in the day Photoshop's mean curve. Heck, I'm still learning something every day on that deep application.

lil kim said...

she good take on GI Joe any day.

nina seven said...

i love it. the look on her face is perfect!

Pickledog said...

Nice! A double twist on Illustration Friday and Throwback Thursday!

Young Scarlett looks pretty fierce. I like the Jr. Joe logo you have created for her too.

Eric Orchard said...

Oh man, I had forgotten abot Scarlett. Maybe the forehead is a bit too high but it's an amazing piece regardless.

Trevor Pitt said...

If you don't submit this to Frederator, I will be forced to impale a Care Bear. Funshine's life is in your hands, Angela! :P

Halloweenville said...

hahah this is fantastic..and adorable. great work!

mrs. b. said...

she is a peach and could stand up to any of the boys!! nice work!!

a : )

temz4 said...

I like so much the image composition! The Scarlett face is very expressive. Great Painter use! :)

glimbit said...

Great color match with the original Scarlett figure!

I like to think that she already picked off the mean boys on the swings with her slingshot and that's why the swing set is empty.

Really breathes fresh life into the GI Joe competition.

scribblesk said...

She looks plenty tough to me! Great image!