Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Here is Baba Yaga, flying with her magic mortar and pestle, through a misty Autumn forest.
I thought I would post this now, in case I didn't finish it before Halloween. It's a work in progress version of Baba Yaga, a mythological figure from Slavic folklore. The figure started as a pencil sketch, with Photoshop color. The background was painted directly in Photoshop. I need to tighten up some areas of the illustration, and add some small details. A test print would help me see where the work is needed. I'm happy with the loose feel and the subdued palette--I'll definitely do more pieces in this style. Perhaps I'll do her chicken-legged cabin next.
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This illustration is © Chris Chuckry
Friday, October 24, 2008
"As the shadows grew, she began to regret her decision to make a late visit to Grandma."
My entry for the latest Illustration Friday challenge, on the theme of "Late." This image came to me at the Feist concert. It's not quite what I had in mind, but it will do for now. This is a pencil sketch, inked and colored in Photoshop, with scanned paper texture applied. This is also the second time in about ten years that I've drawn Little Red Riding Hood. This illustration is © Chris Chuckry.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2008
. . . Stephen Harper and the Conservatives. Well, the Canadian election is over, and we're basically back where we were before the thing was called. Three elections in four years!
Anyway, someone recently reminded me of my interest in political cartooning/illustration. I thought this was the perfect time to see if I could make some headway in that field. Hopefully, this will be the first of several post-election, party leader portraits.
The 63% on the box he is standing on, represents the percentage of votes cast against him, and for the other political parties.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2008
"Every night I have the same dream."
I think this is still a work in progress. I'm happy with the way it's coming together, but not convinced that I'm finished with it. It is a rough pencil sketch, with painting in Photoshop. © Chris Chuckry.
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Sunday, October 12, 2008
I was at the local Comic Book & Science Fiction Convention over the weekend, at a table in the artists alley. Had a great time and met a lot of people, along with new and old friends. I was also selling prints, original art and comic books that I had worked on. Nothing went faster than the free buttons I had for the crowds. Next year, I'll have to get more.
The best selling print was this piece on Love/Hate, that I originally did for "A Paw in My Face," issue two. I posted the grey tone version some months ago. Here's the color piece. It is © Chris Chuckry.
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Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Here's a promotional poster for a personal project of mine. Printed size is 11' x 17". I'll be selling these at the upcoming local Comic Book/Science Fiction Convention, along with other goodies and some original art. Send me an email if you are interested in a copy of your own.
This is © Chris Chuckry
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Formal portrait of young Q. Modo, not long before the incident that forced his carefree, happy go lucky life to detour down the road to tragedy.
Another in the monster portrait series. This is a pencil sketch, finished in Photoshop. It is © Chris Chuckry
Thursday, October 2, 2008
"Froggy went a' courting and he did ride, a sword and pistol by his side." Although he was looking for love, he was packed for trouble.
This week's under-the-wire submission to the Illustration Friday challenge, on the theme of "Packed." This started as a pencil thumbnail sketch, that was finished in Photoshop. It is © Christopher Chuckry.
It's nice to finish another IF challenge. There were a few good ones that I recently missed, to my regret. These certainly help pad my portfolio.