Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fall


Here's a recent distraction. I went multi-media with this one. The branches were drawn with a twig/branch, and sepia ink on water color paper. The leaves are real--scanned and color corrected. I put the whole thing together in Photoshop. I was inspired by the view out my window, of some leaves clinging on to their branches, despite the hardships they face. Much the same can be said of love.

It's a sad piece for sure, but spring is not too far off. This is © Chris Chuckry

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"Emergency," updated



Here's an earlier work that I touched up a little, by adding some texture to it, and tweaking the line art. It was originally done for an Illustration Friday challenge, and I like the way it came together. So, it's up for inclusion in the new portfolio site--if it doesn't get beat out by something I feel is more successful.

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Artwork is © Chris Chuckry

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Heavy - Reworked



I'm starting to go through my illustration files in order to choose pieces for a proper portfolio website. I enjoy doing the blog and will continue to do so. However, I do need a focused digital portfolio. So, I'm evaluating my work and reworking some of it, like this piece, originally done for Illustration Friday.

I was happy with the concept of this piece but felt that the execution was too clean, with a soft digital feel. To better communicate the feelings of struggle and exhaustion/breakdown, I added a rough watercolor texture to give it a more interesting traditional feel and break it up a little. I like this piece as an editorial-type spot illustration, so I think it will make the cut for the new portfolio site.

The process of this piece follows the path of much of my other illustration--a pencil sketch, finished in Photoshop with color and overlaid textures.

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Image is © Chris Chuckry

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Bad Seed



"His brothers were over-achievers, but he was the polar opposite. He was a bad seed." An illustration about disparate siblings, and the trials of dealing with the "bad seed." I did this for the psychology eBook. Like the others, it began as a pencil sketch which was then inked and colored in Photoshop.

It is © Chris Chuckry.

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Kleptomania



"Almost unaware, she steals things she doesn't need, and could definitely afford to buy if she did. Her kleptomania is a symptom of a deeper problem." Another illustration for the psychology eBook. This was also a pencil sketch, inked and colored in Photoshop.

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© Chris Chuckry