Friday, February 25, 2011

Illustration Friday - "Swarm"

I might be pushing it just a bit, but hey, its BEES, and they SWARM, right? This is close enough. They're swarming at the office. Yeah, that's it.




I'm thinking of resurrecting this style, with an update.
It was so much fun to do.
Not sure why I stopped.




You know how it is - you get an assignment where the client wants to you to tweak things in a certain direction. So you do, and several portfolio samples later you've tweaked yourself into a whole new style.




It happens gradually, so at first you don't notice.




I mean, how did I go from this, to doing tight renderings of food with colored pencils?



I think I'm going to throw all my styles into a big pot, give it a stir, and see what happens.



After all, making art is a lot like cooking, right? You have a recipe (assignment), ingredients (characters, 'things' you have to draw), utensils (pencils, digital brushes, etc.), and then you. Your unique talent is what makes the recipe (art) successful, or not.

So I am off to go putter in the art kitchen to see what I come up with.

15 comments:

Patti said...

these are so funny!

Sarah Melling said...

I think it's wonderful that you do have the capability to express your talent in such a variety of styles, depending on your mood at the time. (And this would make a fabulous poster...what size was the original?)

CC said...

Its perfect!! You're the busiest B or P. I know.

Indigene said...

Wonderfully clever and well done!

Angel said...

Total eye candy. Can't stop looking. So fun and funny, definitely a swarm of activity! Really great.

Juliana Fonseca said...

perfect!

momo-tomo said...

Great work! I respect you.

Mindful Drawing said...

Very nice and endless fun for a child magazine.

Hannah Sommerville said...

How fun. There is so much to look at. I love it :)

juca said...

it is so funny. :-) and a lot of work and time. great!

poppylocke said...

This is brilliant, I've loved looking into all the honeycomb offices :)

Linda Hensley said...

Really nice :)

Leanne Franson said...

Very funny, really cute. Love all the detail, and love how the hive cells tie them all together visually. Fun! I'd love to see you throw your styles in a pot and stir too! :D

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

Gads, I love it! :) e

Yagmur Gunel said...

this is so smart