Thursday, October 29, 2009

illustration Friday: Fast

After the turbulent storm Caleb and the Whale were fast friends.

I can't decide which color version I like best. Which do you prefer?

I really enjoyed sketching this one. Although I may have gone a little overboard with the waves. Ha! overboard = ship reference! Oh, I think I've been up way too long, and am getting loopy. This is my image for the other side of my promo postcard. I wanted to show character interaction with a dash of emotion. I'm also planning on offering prints of this in both color versions, but I'm too tired to get that set up tonight. But, check back soon. :)

24 comments:

sandybau said...

OOhhh! How cute! I love your style! I like them both but mostly the first one

Michael said...

Great work!

Definitely the first one...

Eric said...

I agree - the blue one is very nice and a new scheme. You should do more adventures of Whale-Size Boy (or Boy-Size Whale.)

nessadee said...

Beautiful! I prefer the second one with the golden hue. I love when something is painted in a non traditional color.

Eric Barclay said...

They're both wonderful!

Shirley said...

Oh my goodness, Angela, these are both so wonderful! I love your flying piggie, but I had inadvertently not seen your new banner (which I think is fantastic) and magnify. Just super wonderful work you have my dear!! Love that it looks so hand-drawn and has a bit of edge and whimsy.

Kristi Valiant said...

I like the blue one much better. With the cool background, your eye is drawn faster to the boy's warm face and the hug. I love all the swirly waves. A second spot illustration using the same characters would be a great portfolio addition too - like the boy riding the whale maybe?

cold*toes said...

Lovely! I like both, but I think the first one is my favourite.

thedoodlegirl said...

A.MAZ.ING!!! These are both very beautiful. I'm a little partial to the blue one. :)

Duncan said...

If I had to choose, it'd be the blue one, but both wonderful.

cally jane studio said...

Great work! Cool style - i like the blue one :)

Naomi said...

Brilliant illustration... has to be the BLUE one!

dthaase said...

fantastic! - I love it, well done

Angela Matteson said...

Thanks everyone! I guess my first instincts were correct. Sometimes you're just too close to it to know for sure.

Kristi, That's a great suggestion! I have so much portfolio rearranging to do before the PB conference next week.

Natura said...

Both are beautiful!! but like the blue one the most, think it goes with the mood.

Michelle Henninger said...

Oooh, this is gorgeous! I like the mood in the Blue!! I would totally read this bed time tale to my kids!! Nicely done!

Valerie Lorimer said...

I love the waves! Would not take away a single one. I like the blue best I think.

Gina Perry said...

This is wonderful! I do like the punch of the blue, but they are both great.

kathy hare said...

love it! a beautiful wavey image..

Andrew W. Moir said...

You have a great style and lots of terrific work on your blog. :)

Bella Sinclair said...

Awwwwwww, this warms my heart! What? Overboard on the waves? Hardly. They look FANTASTIC! I love these characters. They are just begging for a story to be written, don't you think? And although I do like both, I think the blue one helps frame the little boy better. Awesome!

sketched out said...

Wow, I think the waves are perfect, not overboard at all (although, love the shop reference, hee hee!) Although the gold one is very cool and I like how it is not the expected color, I really think the first one works the best!!! Either way, you're a winner with this one!

annpil said...

I think it is just beautiful. I do like the blue one better though. Love all the waves! Great illustration.

Amy C said...

so sweet and so beautiful, I think I am drawn to the blue one.