Well, the stars have aligned and it's time to give away an original piece of art! This pen and ink piece was inspired by the current Illustration Friday topic, 'Prehistoric.' After seeking and not finding a fulfilling way of depicting a dinosaur, I chose to draw the absence of a dinosaur and explore how the jagged, negative space could work with a friendly face.
If you would like a chance to win this framed original piece (this is not a reproduction), all you have to do is just leave a comment here. The winner will be selected in a random drawing of all the comments on Saturday, March 1st at noon EST. And if you live overseas, don't worry- I'll ship anywhere! Good luck!!!
Darn you, Illustration Friday! I was going to relax for a while and then you had to go and post a topic that gave me an immediate idea! I wanted to see what I could get away with using just two colors and some overlap. See the pet tiger and the bug-eating plant? Don't you think they're exotic? Don't you? Don't you?
I needed an excuse to create a picture with digital collage, and this week's Illustration Friday topic fit the bill. Incongruous household objects were seized and subjected to scanning and masking to produce extemporaneous results. Said objects were then returned to their rightful places.
A while back, the folks at American Greetings were looking to give Strawberry Shortcake a new look in a sort of 'retro' style for a possible product spin-off. Here you can see her planting her flag on the moon, next to her kitty, Custard, who apparently doesn't need a space suit! This illustration wouldn't have happened without snazzy trend boards by Martha Plank and skillful art direction by Anthony Davila.
This monster looks miffed about something- maybe he doesn't like the book he's reading or maybe he can't read at all ('cause he's a monster)! I submitted this image for Illustration Friday's current topic, 'Book.'