Thursday, September 11, 2008

Illustration Friday: Clutter


Sorry for the ugly copyright notice, but I've found this image stolen & used on several blogs without my permission. I know it is old art, and I shouldn't care, but it irritates me when people don't respect an artist's work. Just because it's on the internet doesn't mean it is free to steal.

Baking cupcakes with mom is a lot of fun, but it does cause quite a bit of clutter all over the kitchen countertop. :)

I'm not yet sure where I want to go with the colors, so I'm posting a work in progress sketch somewhat colored in photoshop to squeak in before the IF deadline. I need to work more on a final technique, but I've also been working on making progress with my drawing skills. I've been feeling the need to step it up to make my children's illustration portfolio stronger.

7 comments:

Pickledog said...

Hehe.. I was pretty late this week too.

It's nice to see all of the detail in the utensils and packaging. It looks great so far!

Tom Barrett said...

I like the way this looks as is. I like the idea of a limited color palette, and lack of color in many of the details draws the focus to the mother and daughter. And as far as your drawing skills, you have a unique style that works well!

Mam'zelle Roüge said...

Really cute :)

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

How sweet is this Clutter illustration. I'm a pink girl and anything that has the color pink in it is alright with me. This is really great work.

Dada's place said...

I like your illo just as it is. I like that unfinished look. :) And the colours are very nice.

SENTA said...

My favorite colors!!! I love it so much! You are so talented!

sketched out said...

Well, I'll tell ya, Tom pretty much said it all. I agree with him completely. You have a very wonderful and well defined style, what ever you do to develop it further will just be icing on the cake!!