Thursday, May 20, 2010

Illustration Friday - Equipment


Coming in barely under the wire again for Illustration Friday. One of these weeks, maybe I'll be able to post something earlier. This will soon disappear into the archives on the Illustration Friday site. But, I'm enjoying building up some new work. The IF deadline is helpful.
The time to post was running out, but I think I'll work on this sky some more.

13 comments:

Dave Finley said...

Great piece. For what it's worth, I don't think you need to rework the sky. The guy in the middle is especially well characterized and arranged.

Diane Duda said...

Never too late for such wonderful work!

Juliana Fonseca said...

Very Good!!!!!!!

Nancy Cote said...

Marion,
I love these illustrations. What are you using for your medium?

Marion Eldridge said...

Thank you all so much for the kind comments! Dave, I think I'll just add a bit more of the darker shade on the top of the sky on the right side. Maybe make all of the dark shade a little more intense.
Nancy, I'm using acrylic and colored pencil. Basically, I do an underpainting with acrylic and then add pencil on top. It's actually a pretty fast technique.

Marion Eldridge said...

p.s. Even though I might still tweak the sky a little,thanks for that comment, Dave! And the one about the guy in the middle!

Tony LaRocca said...

That's how I feel when my daughter wants me to play "horsey!"

Karen said...

Looks terrific as is. I love the lavender color of the sky :)

Marion Eldridge said...

Thanks again! And thanks to all for stoppin' by!

rmsmi said...

If I got this right, this is a depiction of all the equipment from the past that now can be worked with a handheld device? Really nice work!

Marion Eldridge said...

You got it right, rmsmi. I'm not sure I portrayed it all that well, but you got what I was thinking. The little girl and the dog need very little equipment, but the Dad is weighed down with all the old stuff. I think it could also be taken as the Dad having to provide and carry the largest burden. But I was thinking about changes in technology. Thanks for the comment and compliment!

Breadwig said...

me likey. I would love to see you do more dog illustrations. your doggies are the bestest.

Ann Marie DiVecchia said...

You have said so much with this illustration! I love his exaggerated pose and her oblivion. Well done!!