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Friday, October 13, 2006

IF: Smitten


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After doing the cat background on the Trouble illustration, I wanted to revisit the idea of using my flat illustrator art with texture. I also wanted to go with a bright pastel color palette rather than my darker gritty color look. It's fun to change things up and experiment because it takes you down a slightly different road and the adventure and surprise ending are worth it.

29 comments:

potatomamma said...

hi jim!
that's nice! i love a lot how you mixed vector style with structure and natural feel.

benconservato said...

First time I have found your blog, really impressed by your illustration... thank you for showing us. I love the elephant.

Erika Ariente said...

oh, so simple and cute, great!

constance said...

Aww....

Ginger*:)* said...

Wonderful in concept and design and color.

ilustricia said...

Awww... I love the little elephant! So sweet!

marcisenders said...

So sweet! I love how they fit together.

Michelle Lana said...

love it, love it!

smitten with knittin' said...

I like the texture and bold lines.

I really love the illustrations in your book. BraVO. excellent work.

Jana Bouc said...

Very nice take on the topic. I really like your texture experiment and the colors you used. I need to experiment with illustrator--I've been trying to learn painter but I think I really like the clean lines you get with illustrator and didn't realize you could do textures and painterly effects in it too.

Lea said...

Thanks Jimmy.

Love your cows.

Jeannette said...

I like this! Really great characters, colors & lines.

Miss Silje said...

so cute!

claudine hellmuth said...

so cute!! I love it!!

Diana said...

WOW! love all your works! you are great in so many different styles

the enigma said...

good job with the thick black outline, very nice.. and congrats on your second book! i love your illustrations..

Erika said...

this is wonderful! repetition is death so i'm loving that you are trying different things and growing.

it's inspiring to see.

erika
http://www.five3.com

Michael said...

hey Jim, first time visit! love your work!

Sam said...

Hi Jim ^_^ thank you for your sweet message on my taggy! I've send to you a lil' mail (at the yahoo address, is it active?)... I adore your sketches, your pumpkins, your lil' creatures (you MUST work in b/w!!) and of course... your birds! -_^ big hugs!

Alina Chau said...

beautiful piece! Love the concept!

irisz said...

ohh i love it, great work Jimmy!

Shawn Escott said...

Oh Man! Great designs and compositions! Wonderful work! Thanks for stopping by :)

Eric Dyck said...

great depth to the background...texture is just stunning.

great work!

Amy Zaleski said...

Festive and fun! You have a great style! Greetings from the Jersey Shore! Thanks for commenting on my blog. :-)

Senta said...

Love it, amazing as usual! Great colors...

claudia said...

I love your work!!!
Claudia

r.prat said...

great graphic style!

chacha said...

i love this!!

Anonymous said...

Excellent illustration. Refreshing and unique.