Saturday, November 18, 2006

CHILDHOOD SERIES #2


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Image: top row second left: the pink dots represent the light source that i indicate on my artwork before i start painting in photoshop

Right after Childhood #1, immediately proceed to #2 for the on going series . The illustration took way too long to complete, because this time i decided to try using the tablet instead. This piece to be honest was 40% on wacom tablet and the rest was done by using the traditional mouse "technique". Still couldn't get the hang on that piece of technology(d'oh!), but i'm not giving up yet! I post this piece as a step by step "tutorial" so to let you guys have a clearer picture how the artwork reached its final stages. This series illustration hope to bring out a little bit of nostalgia and a little bit of innocence in my work, in another words; Happy Thoughts!
Fellow illustrators your comments are most appreciated! (bows)


Childhood Series #2
23 x 15 cm pencil on bristol paper.
Colour in Photoshop CS

12 comments:

sokkuan said...

lee! i really love it!!!!

kuanth said...

u are siao already! its nice!

mindflyer 小飞人 said...

This is just so magical!!!

So amazing it hurts so good!!!!! Well done!!

F L E E said...

Hahaha, you all ah!
Thank you all lah, (its not i siao) you all too kind liao.
Besides wondering why my tablet has a life on its own (it behaves like a wild animal, it never stay in place one, anyhow run one). I think i need more than a month to practice my drawing...i'm feeling really rusty. Heh..stay tune for #3 guys!

eeshaun said...

yay. i like it! it's like a drawing from a children's book and it's so nice to see the final piece in colour. the coloring really adds a 3 dimensional quality to the artwork...i have to work on my colouring...but i also like flat colours too. :(

Soul Twister dot com said...

i love this!

it captures the childlike imagination very well, and it's strangely touching also. lovely. please do more.

zeropointfive said...

I've been meaning to say... your work reminds me of James Jean. It's great!

http://www.jamesjean.com/

drewscape said...

Another amazing piece by Flee!

I like how the colours are darkish and yet it still looks happy! Like the attention to details. Good study of plants and insects. And the twist of making the boy small. This must have been fun. And rewarding.

F L E E said...

Thank you guys for the encouragements, i'm going to make Childhood into a series of 5 prints...and hopefully somebody will buy them! (laughs).

Eeshaun– thanks! you are right in a way, i'm very influence by works of Aubrey Beardsley, Bruce Hograth,Edmund Dulac Arthur Rackham, Gutsav Klimt, 17th Century European Mannerism... etc

Soul Twister–Hahah, always be kind to animals!
Drewscape–Thanks duck! But i'll hold on to the lovely portrait, cos i think you're kinda famous and i'll fetch a high price at Sotheby's soon!(laughs)

Anonymous said...

lee...hen mei hen mei leh...

Tomaz Goh said...

sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet...! thumbs Up!

Anonymous said...

very nice!!..