Sunday, October 17, 2010

Illustration Friday - Spooky

Not new, but still spooky.

I love working in black and white. This was done with my trusty black Polychromo pencil, so technically its colored pencil, even though its black and white. This 'black' is a rather blue black. There are so many 'blacks' out there, depending on which pencils you use. I think I might actually do a swatch board to sort them out. Of course with colored pencils its nice to make interesting blacks using dark colors like Prismas black cherry, grape, raspberry, etc., or some combination of other colors, but sometimes you do need to just use plain black (like for black and white illustration work).
And then there's graphite ...

OK, its settled, I'll do some swatches. Can't believe I never have!

Yesterday I had fun at my little 'do' out at Lyon Village. I took my small fruit drawings in the fancy frames as well as some prints of candy, etc., and enjoyed an afternoon of kids modeling cute clothes (some were very shy, and some have 'future runway model' written all over them and had perfected the twirl and pose), cake, and general good will. And I met some cool people! Thanks so much Lisa and Dennis for stopping by - and thanks to those of you who bought some of my art. Its always nice to know its going to a good home.

It rained today. Just a bit. Yay. Civilized Fall weather at last. Its grey and cool and I'm happy.

15 comments:

Ces said...

Oh my gosh! I am so glad I clicked on your avatar. I LOVE your work! Oh you made me so happy today. Thank you.

Ces said...

Wow! I just scrolled through your blog and I am so impressed! It is great to discover amazing talent.

coralmoon said...

Beautiful work!

Vincent Desjardins said...

This is wonderful! Very atmospheric, mysterious and spooky! I love the composition and all of the textures.

CC said...

Soooooooooo spoooooky!

Love it.

SKIZO said...

Thank you for sharing
This fabulous work with us
Good creations

Adam Foster-Fahy said...

I like the monstrous hand inching around the tree towards the unsuspecting kid.. very spooky indeed! The textures you have built up in this piece are very good, but I think that a broader tonal range would bring a lot to this piece in terms of drama. A few areas left intentionally black and a few pools of absolute black would help break the grey goo illusion. Great work though, very atmospheric, thanks for sharing.

Adam Foster-Fahy
www.AdamFF.com

Felicity said...

Wow, you never fail to amaze me with your versatility and your mastery of so many media!

dthaase said...

great work

Paula Pertile said...

Thanks everybody! This was a fun one to do.

spina said...

I remember this from previous blogs. Yes! Very scary and very ominous. Ooooo... just right for Halloween!! Glad your 'to do' last weekend went well and was profitable. Yes, rained here too. Unbelievable! It's been so long for rain around here, we all don't know how to act! Kitty ear scratches and neck rubs to all! Have a good week!

cristinoel said...

I love it! Your candy wrappers are spectacular but I love this one!

Missy said...

Very cool and spooky, lovely work.

Amalia K said...

Hello there, Paula! My, what a gorgeous spooky piece! Such intricate details.. I love the flow and movements in this.

I see you work mostly with pencils? Well, it's always a pleasure to meet someone with a similar angle.

(^_^)

Juan said...

Fantastic!