Monday, August 18, 2008

Illustration Friday: Detach

Hubert always felt detached from the rest of the school.

15 comments:

Alina Chau said...

Ooooh poor fishy!

Bella Sinclair said...

Heartbreaking! Boy, this brings back old feelings. Super illo!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

He don't need no stinkin' fish friends! This is great work! I love your color and compostion. Very nicely done. I will be a friend to this lonely fish.

Eric said...

This is up near the top of my list of favorite Angelatos. Like the previous commenter said, this conjures up feelings we've all felt at one point or another. You've got skills, -A!

rainbowsophie said...

This is awesome! and so cute. I love the simplicity.

Dot said...

poor little guy! great expressions on the fish faces...

Juan said...

Very nice work!

Eric Orchard said...

Sad and beautiful. Great piece. Now I want to know what you're using...

Angela said...

Thanks everyone!!

Eric, this one is just a sketch with lots of layers of textures. Some are painted and scratched surfaces that I photographed, and then I use the Photocopy filter in Photoshop to simply them, and change the layer modes. I used a lot more texture layers than usual because I really had wanted to paint it, but don't have time this week, so I was trying to give it a little depth at least.

Eric Barclay said...

Beautiful work! You have such a great color sense.

Ellen said...

These colours are so serene. Nice choice in subject matter, it really represents the topic well.Great job!!

Laura Marsh said...

that's really pretty. the colors are perfect!

carla said...

The colors and the simple style make this really lovely. I love the sad face on the fish left behind :< He needs to swim faster!

Pickledog said...

Poor Hubert.. I think the other fish were just intimidated by his expressive eyes.

sketched out said...

So cool and refreshing and so much depth. Love the colors. Although, I do feel for poor Hubert. But he is probably destined for better things, not just following the crowd, eh?