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Old 03-09-2012, 12:13 AM
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Some Illustrated Tomfoolery

Hello everyone. I've been a member here for a little while now, but didn't start posting until recently. Anyway, I thought I might post a few of my pieces here. Thanks so much for looking!
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Re: Some Illustrated Tomfoolery

Love them! How do you do your illustrations...I would love the background on these!
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:38 AM
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Re: Some Illustrated Tomfoolery

Glad to see more artists here in the Illustration Forum, tends to stay quiet.

I also am curious how these are produced.

Nice website, chatty and light.

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Old 03-09-2012, 11:40 AM
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Re: Some Illustrated Tomfoolery

Thanks for the nice words about my work and my website. I'll try and post some process posts here in the forum soon. These two pieces had very different processes.

The soda piece started with a crayon sketch.

Afterward, I made shapes with the pen tool in illustrator, and decided to challenge myself to work without lines as much as possible. This is probably the most time consuming and tedious part of the process.



Then, I went into photoshop and added a vintage paper texture scanned from an old book and some scans of dry brushstrokes to give it that worn print look that you can see above in the original post. The paper layer is set at a lower opacity on the multiply blending mode.

As for the Mario piece. I had sketched some Super Mario and Gumba doodles with oil pastel that I decided to use in a digital collage.



Thanks for commenting on my work. Life is indeed good. Hope these process explanations weren't too vague.
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Re: Some Illustrated Tomfoolery

The cola wedgie is hilarious!
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Re: Some Illustrated Tomfoolery

The Background Paper Texture is awesome on the wedgie. I think the elimination of an outline works well with the Tomfoolery(ness).
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Moonolithic and Basalt, thanks so much for commenting on my work.
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Re: Some Illustrated Tomfoolery

The description of the process made sense, but I am not able to do that kind of work on the computer at this time, I only have Photoshop8.

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Re: Some Illustrated Tomfoolery

interesting way of mixing media I like mario allot
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The description of the process made sense, but I am not able to do that kind of work on the computer at this time, I only have Photoshop8.

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Photoshop 8, is that the one that has the feathers on the opening screen, part of CS2?
That version is solid, even has vectors with the pen tool. That program got me through school.
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very creative, love the mario piece
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Great work! I have just joined and am browsing my way through in the hope of discovering different approaches to illustrating.
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