Thursday, April 21, 2011

Illustration Friday - Journey



"The Toy Roadtrip." I may still tweak a few things on this one, but it's getting late for IF, so I think I'll post now and tweak later. This is all digital, btw. My third digital piece. 

26 comments:

Patrick Girouard said...

This is gorgeous. Amazing color!

Marion Eldridge said...

Aww, thanks Patrick! I'm liking working digitally.

Leanne Franson said...

Digital pastel? Very nice. I agree with Patrick, the palette is lovely. And that is before they mandated a seatbelt for each toy, and boosters for the smaller ones, isn't it. :)

I have memories of getting rides home in the back of a pickup truck like that when the schoolbus broke down on the way home. :)

fizzyjinks said...

this is lovely! Especially like the driver - lego man? :0)

Marion Eldridge said...

Thanks Fizzy! I was thinking more of Fisher Price Little People, but should be just a generic little toy guy. I'll have to see what he looks like when he gets out of the truck! lol!

Marion Eldridge said...

Thanks so much Leanne. Just photoshop painting with a regular brush - with texture added both on the underpainting and added to the brush. But if it looks like pastel, that's fine by me. So long as it doesn't look too digital.

Yes, this is not exactly PC, is it? May be the kiss of death, but ..... ah well.

Mike Cressy said...

Terrific illustration! Love the color of it all!

Ginger*:) said...

It is just the way I would have imagined this group would travel the world. Wonderful!

Diane Mayr said...

Why does the cat get a back seat? No fair! Great work, Marion!

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

Lovely Marion! :)

Janet said...

Wow, Marion, this is awesome! It has a really warm vibe going for it. Love it!

Roberta said...

Cute and clever!
Great technique Marion!

Phyllis Harris said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Yes, I had to say that three times for effect cuz that's exactly how I felt when I looked at this piece! I love everything about this! The texture, the composition, the characters, the palette!! I WANT that truck!!!

Really well done, Marion! This should be your next mailer or promo for sure!

Paula Pertile said...

Love it Marion! So glad the 'digital thing' is working for you. :~)

michele said...

Marion, this is just the coolest! I'd have to agree with all the comments above, especially that you're working this digitally, with much success! Love your trademark rich colors, all of these cute characters, and the old blue truck! I would totally love bombing down the road like this!
Hope you have a wonderful Easter! :o)

Marion Eldridge said...

Wow! Thank you Mike, Ginger, Diane, Elizabeth, Janet, Roberta, Phyllis, Paula and Michele. How lucky am I ? Such lovely comments!
Janet, I love the warm vibe thing, the comments about color make me extra happy, and I would LOVE to ride have this truck to ride around in too.
Thank you all for stopping by with such kind words!

Marion Eldridge said...

p.s. Diane, look at it this way - the dog got left at home! (Maybe I should do one of the dog on a motorcycle - leading the way, of course.) The cat will have her day - I hope!

Ann Pilicer said...

Great work! love it! so adorable and fun! not too much tweakin! :D

Ms. Moffatt said...

Looking even better! Love the bunny's ears flying out behind her. Adore the clouds.
Judy

Ann Marie DiVecchia said...

Your digital work is just amazing! I love the alligator's arms and that the truck has a face!! :)
So cute!!!

Marion Eldridge said...

Thanks Judy and Ann-Marie!

Emilie Boon said...

Looks fabulous, Marion!

Marion Eldridge said...

Thank you Emilie!

sketched out said...

I just adore your work! This one especially puts a smile on my face!!

Susan Miller said...

Look at you go, it really is beautiful. Very motivating.

Ms. Moffatt said...

I love love love it. Best yet!