Thursday, October 7, 2010

Illustration Friday: "Beneath"


I was really set on not doing this week's topic because I have been feeling in a slump lately. I have been looking for ways to strengthen my portfolio while at the same time searching for ways to market my illustrative skills. It's been hard to know where to look and how to go about finding work.
Well, I sort of broke out of that pity party this evening and drew this illustration while watching a couple of TV shows. Originally, I was planning on simply using black ink. But then I thought I might experiment with my colored inks to try something different. I used red, black, green and blue ink. I like the arbitrary effect of the different combination of colored hatching. I will have to experiment further with this approach.

8 comments:

Shirley said...

Great drawing and I like the different color inks lots.

Sandra said...

The colored inks was a good decision. I really like this drawing.

raena said...

Wonderful job. I really like the effect of different colored inks. You should look at Bogema's work.. http://www.flickr.com/photos/8084580@N06/ . She does this type of work a lot.

David R. Vallejo said...

Thanks for Bogema's link. Really interesting work.

nanke's stuff said...

This is a really interesting piece, and the color inks add a nice twist to your usual ink drawings! nancy

Dan Kent said...

The colored ink is very effective! And the drawing is excellent and so unique!

Janene said...

I like the effect of the colored ink too. You achieved a good sense of depth is this as well.

Alex said...

very cool sketch. I like the lines and the colors for this