Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Fairy illustrations











Fairy illustrations for Wedding and Travel magazine's jewellery section. Pencil, inkwash and photoshop. I guess you could describe it as a combination of Amano and Tim Sale's drawing techniques. The brief was to create interesting scenes to showcase various sets of jewellery. And they all form a story. I think the client did a great job choosing to print on wood-free paper and spot varnishing the jewels. Client: Fullhouse Communications.

7 comments:

zeropointfive said...

Wow, very nice job! Looks like it took a lot of effort and time to keep the watercolours in control!

I love that the colours are muted in that autumny seasonal feel. Very strong, I'm glad you managed to find a client and a job that allows for such a style - my only complaint is that the illustrations steal the attention from the products! :D

mindflyer 小飞人 said...

Wow!!! Nice.

And I know someone who doesn't want to do fairy drawings! tsk tsk LOL

sei-ji rakugaki said...

i love the first 2 for the compostion and the lovely colors and hate the last 2 for the symmetry of the backview and the flat side profile.

Amanda said...

very pretty! :) I especially like 1, 2 and 4. No 3 is a bit hard to read. And I agree that the muted colors against a dark background work very well to establish the secrecy of night time. Reminds me of Disney's Fantasia where there's a sequence with fairies.

andyyang said...

Good to see you breaking out of your comfort zone. Nice Drewscape watercolour control as usual. Hope they paid you fairly. :-)

kuanth said...

so fairy. so girlie.

drewscape said...

Thanks all. yes it does steal the attention kinda. Have to balance that more next time. First time drawing fairy drawings so this is very experimental. Editorial allows for that. the symmetry and profile angles..well that composition kinda required that. It can always be better. It's not watercolour. It's Lamy inkwash on paper and photoshop. It has to be girlie coz its for a girlie magazine!