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Illustration Friday Night

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Adobe Illustrator and Corel Painter combo. Some reference elements for collage

DVD Extra

Interior of 1369 coffee house.


The curse of doing new work for iFriday: Sometimes it's tough. This week's was a struggle every step of the way. Concept, materials, you name it. After way too many hours, I finally settled on the sketch I thought was funniest. Keeping within my prime directives, I used this assignment to learn Corel Painter's Acrylic tool. I responded to last week's input on using the "glaze" technique, but still couldn't get the modeling done well enough to lose the outlines -- if I wanted to finish during the weekend. So here it is ... imperfect, but at least it exists. Rip away!

Every week I promise myself to work faster and smarter. So far, haven't done it. Is this the best I can do?

Comments So Far ...

Blogger Dave M! says:

Archived comments from the IFN's more wholesome sister:

Natura says:
(November 12, 2006 9:46 PM) Ha, fun idea and very well done!

Anonymous says:
(November 13, 2006 9:36 AM) Ha!! If only! Good good work!

Jeannette says:
(November 13, 2006 11:21 PM) I looove this!

Anonymous says:
(November 14, 2006 2:52 AM) wow DUDE!Your stuff is really great, i like them all!and i want a pair of those X-ray contact lenses ok?

PaintMonster says:
(November 14, 2006 4:31 AM) hahahaaha funny!

Anonymous says:
(January 1, 2007 1:40 AM) "It's 2006 and we live in New York City....Who the hell has pubic hair anymore?" Permanent Link


What's An Illustration Friday Night?

Like its older sister, Illustration Friday Night is a voluntary, client-free playground for illustrators. A topic is posted every Friday morning. Participants from around the world create, post and share their interpretations. Think of us as a younger, more mischievous sibling.

No Client? Why Bother?

At this stage of my career, I need a weekly public exercise to draw anything at all.

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Unless otherwise stated, my iFriday Night work is all-new, created soley for that week's theme. Other Freshness categories include:

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    Old art, lifted straight from the archives with no current modifications
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    Previously-viewed art, modified and enhanced for current times
  • Alt Theme
    Past iFriday Night themes, presented when I have nothing for the current week's theme

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