Sunday, February 8, 2009

Illustration Friday "Time"


For this study, I was trying to do a few things: First, I was experimenting with gouache and pastels on illustration board instead of the usual watercolors on watercolor paper. I also wanted to suggest the presence of the Moon without directly showing it. And I wanted to create depth and a slightly ominous mood.

13 comments:

Christine said...

I think this is lovely. I do like the slight angle on the tower -it gives a better perspective and makes the picture more dynamic.

Luz Rovira Mirambell said...

Love the perspective & light! ... never been to Chicago yet but I'm sure it's a lovely city too ;-)

Kovács Kriszta said...

This topic is most kind for me. I believe it he managed to give back the sinister mood.

Niall O loughlin said...

Nice blog Dave

ArtSparker said...

Perhaps the new medium and the angle contribute to the unexpectedness of this, as if Tom Waits had written a fairytale.

Ray Ferguson said...

Cool illustration. This has a nice feeling to it.

Caroline said...

Achieved your goals with this I reckon! Great illustration!

Indigene said...

Great perspective! This looks like the beginning of an excellent tale! Nice depth of color, too!

Dot said...

well, i think you succeeded! nice piece... trying out new techniques is always rewarding :)

Katie said...

Well, I think you did a great job. Really love the whole scene.

Ken Chandler said...

Great experiment Dave. The skewed perspective, lighting (or lack of it) and the shutters being off kilter all give that creepy effect you were going for. Nice!

Don't you just love watered-down gouache? Thick, I can't do a thing with it, but watered down it acts a lot like watercolors, only more opaque. Great work!

jazzlamb said...

woah. so much perspective!
I love your blog...and I really would be delighted to link it to mine as a source of inspiration...hope you don't mind.

Bondhu said...

Fantastic..usage of colour !!!