Thursday, September 02, 2010

Illustration Friday: Immovable/OutSmart 2010

Smart Car Wash - OutSmart 2010
Once in the tub with her new toy she was immovable for hours.

After seeing all the amazing entries from artist friends such as Maria Bogade and Gaia Bordicchia pouring in for Gemma Randall's OutSmart 2010 project I was inspired to create my own smart car art. I thought it would be a good project to let loose and have some fun with shapes and colors. In the beginning though, I got stuck. I had plenty of ideas, but nothing excited me enough to follow through with to a final. I had wanted to create a fantastical landscape for this little car with a forest and hills, but then the sketch of the girl appeared, and I just followed the idea from there. Sometimes you just never know where you're going to end up.

I've been doing so much traditional painting lately, but I wanted to play with digital again in Photoshop for this. It allowed me to do a lot of experimenting with colors, and to keep my sketch lines crisp.

You can check out all the wonderful submissions over on the OutSmart 2010 blog. The official OutSmart website has also just been launched, and the clean design of the site looks fantastic!

Thanks to Gemma Randall for organizing such a great project!