Thursday, 26 March 2009

Billy & Tinker (Illustration Test)

Here is an image I just whipped-up. For a while now I've wanted to branch out into the competitive world of illustrating childrens books. My style has never really been geared up for the task, though. Well, tonight I thought it was time I began exploring some possibilities. The above image was the first of several experiments, using a new drawing style (for me anyway) and some new production techniques. It's quite basic and not too enthrawling, but considering everything about this image was concieved through experimentation, it could've been a lot worse.

8 comments:

Dusik said...

ha ha ha! poor kitty! freaked out :)
coocoo does the same thing when i pick her up :)

Nicola said...

I think it's great. Simple is good. I'm still trying to work out my style as I'm interested in illustrating children's books too and I'm finding that everytime I simplify my ideas they come out looking alot better.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

How wonderful and funny is this illustration! It works!!! Great job Jim. I love the look on both of them! Priceless I tell ya! he he he! Great work.

Jack Foster said...

Hey Jim! This truly is Children's book style and material. Go for it.

Kris-Tea said...

Love it! Very nice style :)

Amy C said...

oh it looks great and I like the textures you have going on there

Chameleon said...

I think you are off to a great start. Keep up the great work.

yoon see said...

Love the backgrond texture sky and grasscape very much.
Good attempt Jim.
I am sure you will find your most comfortable style. Good to explode!