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Illustration Friday Night

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


Believe it or not, I was insane enough to post this on wholesome iFriday. My first attempt at illustrating the assignment -- as opposed to repurposing old art that I never got paid for.

Comments So Far ...

Blogger Dave M! says:

Archived comments from the IFN's more wholesome sister:

Cheri says: (October 20, 2006 12:11 AM)
Looks like an old textbook illo... I like your style.

moverlow says: (October 20, 2006 1:01 AM)
Sweet. My tenth grade fantasy come to life! Love your style. Welcome to Illo Fri. I can't wait to check out more of your work.

Gronk says: (October 20, 2006 2:54 AM)
Sell that to Playboy - that's a WINNER! :) Fantastic expressions. What really makes it work is the extra makeup she's wearing.. Oh yeah, she's SO upset about it.. ;) Great style too, hints of Frazetta's comic line work.

Michael O'Connell says: (October 20, 2006 8:00 AM)
holy geez… i am certain that there are soooooo many young boys that have had that thought on their minds… although actually seeing it is a bit dissturbing… your illustration is great and the style is wonderful...
thanks for the visit and the kind words…

Mike says: (October 20, 2006 8:09 AM)
This looks great. I like the splashes in the background mixed with that look on her face. Illustration board- 20$ Paint & Ink- 40$ Touching your tenth grade teachers rack- Priceless 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:

  • Repurposed
    Old art, lifted straight from the archives with no current modifications
  • Refurbished
    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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