Monday, July 26, 2010

Illustration Friday: Double

Atelier acrylic & Acryla Gouache on 8" x 8" wood board

As I worked on my last painting commission I decided to take my second unchosen idea to final as well to use in my portfolio. It may have 'doubled' my work, but I enjoyed working on them both.  While the other was more appropriate for the assignment, I was glad I pushed myself to complete this one as well.


It was rather fun bouncing back and forth between the two. I just slid them down my drafting table, and as I was still figuring out a section on the one I could focus on the other.


This time I supplemented the Atelier Acrylics with some Acryla Gouache for some of those brighter pinks and whiter whites. I'll be experimenting more with this combo.


I then used this for one side of my promo postcard to take to the SCBWI LA conference.


I've also made this painting available as a print since I just discovered that Imagekind does have square formats available. Yay! So, I've uploaded some of my more recent works as well. You can view them all here.

*update: revised colors

24 comments:

k.h.whitaker said...

cute

Kurtis said...

Great work! I love racing against my monkey double, except when he wins of course.

poppylocke said...

Great image, very cute, and I love the colours!

Ana said...

the pink monkey looks so cute.

Sean Ingvard Ashby said...

Cool! Love it as much as the car one!

Fred said...

I like the color pallet, it has a great childhood feel to it.

wendy w. lee said...

love the boarder you created around the characters. Love the softness of this work!

roberta baird said...

What a cute sock monkey!
Your card looks great... have a fun time at the conference! Wish I was going!

Missy said...

Wonderful.

fripouille said...

So great!

Jack Foster said...

Love your characters and color palette. Great one... Have a great time!!

Angela Matteson said...

thanks everyone!

Amy C said...

these are gorgeous and what a great set they make together.
Love that monkey!

ValGalArt said...

super-cool and beautiful all in one :D i remember my bro had one of those racetracks ;)

Shirley said...

Wow, Angela - this is a gorgeous, gorgeous piece. I'm so proud of you for creating two pieces that you should be so very proud of. They turned out beautifully - such detail. And I love the way you've created such a beautiful focal point in this piece via your pink shadowing. Gorgeous!

I want to tell you that it means SO much to me to hear from you about the new site. I am a big admirer of your work and I just am so happy to have gotten to know you via this blogworld. Thank you, my friend!

G Mitchell said...

Lovely. The colouring and border work are special.

Ann Marie DiVecchia said...

Your work is so lovely!! I enjoyed seeing your process in a previous post. Great style!!!

Linda Hensley said...

Nice!

bee said...

Angela I just love your work! This illo is SOOOO gorgeous! Cutest sock monkey ever :) You have such a lovely style. I wish I could paint as well as you can!

Eric Barclay said...

I really admire that you try new mediums and work with them until you get the result that you want... without compromising your style. Really beautiful work.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

OH Angela!! How wonderful and exciting! I adore the characters and your post for breakfast is amazing and so wonderfully illustrated. Great work.

Squirrel Girl said...

Wow.. so much beautiful detail!

Natura said...

Beutiful! Full of lovely details!

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