Friday, May 21, 2010

Finished Medusa

Here's a finished version of the Medusa illustration I posted earlier. This has been an interesting experiment, trying to save an old illustration I liked, by doing a repaint of it. My initial effort was around twelve years ago. At the time, my skills were insufficient to create the type of image I was hoping for. It is encouraging to see that years later, I'm still improving. I wish I could spend more time painting and drawing to make up for my misspent youth.

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Image is © Chris Chuckry

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Sketchcards - now in color!


Here are the final color versions of the sketchcards I did for a charity auction. These are mainly ink and watercolor with some colored pencil and gouache thrown in for good measure. I'm starting to get the hang of the tiny 2.5" x 3.5" format, and I'm starting to shake the rust off my traditional media chops. I feel like I have to relearn a lot, after doing so much digital work over the years.

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Images are © Chris Chuckry

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sketch Card sketches



Here are some ideas that I worked up, prior to doing a few sketch cards for a charity auction. After firming up my ideas in Photoshop, I transfer the images to the card and finish them up with ink, watercolor and colored pencil. These are characters that I created myself for this set, so I took a little extra time with the "pre-sketches."

This seems like a lot of work for a 2.5"x3.5" card. Maybe it is. However, I'm still enjoying the process, and having fun working with traditional media, for a change, instead of working purely digital. Also, it brings me closer to my personal goal of doing more traditional illustration and painting. So, I see the time commitment as an investment in me--professional development, if you will. I'm always trying to get better at what I do, so new challenges and experiences are welcome.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Medusa WIP


A trip back into the fantasy/horror genre here. This is a repaint of a Medusa piece that I first did about 12 years ago. At the time I liked the idea, but didn't have the talent to translate it into a finished painting that I was happy with. So, I'm having another go. It still needs a lot of work before it's done.

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