Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Illustration Friday - Voices


"I've made friends with the voices in my head." Sometimes the voices bring inspiration.

A quick one for this Holiday week's Illustration Friday challenge. A loose pencil sketch, colored in Photoshop. Tried to experiment with color combinations, even though time was tight. This is © Chris Chuckry.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Happy Holidays!


I finally finished this year's Christmas Card. I used to do cards with a snowman theme, but lately felt uninspired to follow that line.

This idea I really fell for. I also wanted to do something with a more painterly feel (one of my New Years resolutions should be to paint with oils again). The pair of doves (stylized, I know), symbolize peace and love. The winter berries suggest good fortune. So, Peace, Love and Good Fortune over the Holidays and the New Year!

This started as a loose pencil sketch of the doves. It was then finished in Photoshop. This image is © Chris Chuckry.

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Friday, December 5, 2008

Illustration Friday - Balloon


"When night fell, they used the balloon to make their observations."

Finally found some motivation to do another Illustration Friday challenge. I've been feeling kind of tired and uninspired when it comes to illustration these days. Maybe the cold weather and snow are having some effect. However, I'm really happy with this piece! I will still do some work to it, since I was distracted by some jobs, and couldn't finish it in time.

This is a pencil sketch with some texture and color in Photoshop. It is © Chris Chuckry.

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