Friday, October 16, 2009

Illustration Friday: Flying


What do we have here? Well, when pigs fly in autumn they love to eat caramel apples while soaring through the air because they like how the stickiness catches the flying insects making for an extra special treat! Mmmm....yum!! There you go.....explanation provided. :)

When I read that the topic was 'flying' I immediately thought of my Flying Ace Andy, but didn't want to repost. Also, I needed to post a quick little illustration since some other drawings I've been working on have been proving to be more time consuming. ( I feel like such a slacker, and start to feel rusty if I go too long between posting a somewhat completed illustration.)

I'm about to register for the Indianapolis Picture Book Conference on Nov 6-7, and I was thinking I might use this for a promo postcard, but I'm not sure if I'm happy with how the colors turned out. I've started sketching another idea for the flip side. I'll have to take a look at this one tomorrow with fresh eyes. I'm thinking sleep is going to feel really good right now. I'm off to test that theory.......

(*edited with bolder line and color)

12 comments:

serline said...

Let's just enjoy a trip into the autumn air...

Gavin Goo said...

I always love flying pigs! Cute illustration :)

Zarah said...

Well dressed flying pigs are my favorite :).

The Green Telephone said...

My first thougth when I saw this was "wow, great colors", if that's any help to you. And it's such a cute illustration!

Shirley said...

Love your piggie and the caramel apple concept - especially the flies! I love his outfit too...I think the palette is striking..works well for me. Wonderful work!!

Eric said...

I think the colors are very strong. Maybe you were just looking at it too long?

For a promo piece, your IF: "Modify" piece blows my socks off.

Tricky Trev said...

I like it! The bugs stuck to the caramel add that little extra something.

PS: You know what doesn't fly? Little boys in balloons! FALCON! :P

claudine hellmuth said...

love your flying piggy!

Eric Barclay said...

This is really cute-- I think it would make a wonderful postcard.

Angela Matteson said...

Thanks everyone!
I'm glad my insect humor was appreciated! :)

A look at this with fresh eyes helped me see that it needed some shading and stronger linework and slightly bolder color.

Now, I just need to finish the art for the other side of the postcard before the end of this week!

life without novacaine said...

Love your little flying piggie! The flies on the apple are great too, shows your funny side! Love the colors, they are warm, inviting and a cozy comfortable palatte. This would make a great postcard!

I agree with Eric, your If Modify is absolutely stunning! Have a great week!
d.

krisztina maros said...

he's adorable!