October 8, 2005

Illustration Friday - Lost

I thought I'd try something different this week, using just my drawing pens to complete my sketch. The result doesn't look very satisfactory, and it sure wears out my ink a lot faster than usual.

20 comments :

Anonymous said...

He looks so frightened and sad with those wide eyes in the scary dark place - well drawn :)

Caroline said...

The choice of black and white gives it a whole dimension of lost colour as well as spooky lost in the forestness!

Marion said...

Poor boy:-)

paul said...

You have a really clean style - great conveyance of emotion.

Your gorillaz style characters are really well-done as well!

Valaine said...

Great Line Work and I like your characters! Reminds me of another artist I came across by the name Andy Runton.

cornpone said...

Nice job. I've only looked at the front page of your blog, but I like it better than all the colored stuff.

Rowantree said...

Great detail in your illo, I like haircut lines !

Cindy said...

This is so very well done! It says "LOST" to the max!

Anonymous said...

I concur with rowantree that the details in the hair is very nice. I also like the tree and the spider. Good composition overall which conveys the theme in a most direct manner.

nxp

Alina Chau said...

Love the illustration!! Oooohhh pooor boy ....

carla said...

I love this ink! You have wonderful control here, and the black and white create a whole different feel from you color illustrations. I love the hair, the owl, the fabulous leaves,,,the spider..oh, heck...it's all good!

Catnapping said...

I think the black and white added to the drama in his eyes. His tears make my heart hurt.

very nice job.

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

'Doesn't look very satisfactory'? It is outstanding! You have impeccable line work. It is amazing clean and yet, well-placed.

Am I right to assume that you are a professional?

bee'nme said...

Oh, this is really wonderful - great character work - love the depth you created...as well as the emotion. Wonderful work!

rubio2d said...

Poor cutie boy! he's scary lost! great expression and mood. (lots of scary elements, in so little space!)
I prefer your color illos (great gorilla homages!) But this one has a real good tonal..will be there a color version in a future?
Nice work.

Lynn said...

Poor boy!

And the owl's pretty cute, too! An excellent illustration all in all!

dennis w said...

This is great! I love the line drawing and the expression on the boy's face. Nice and detailed.

Anonymous said...

I think this looks great. I love his expression.
wynlen

Michelle said...

This is such a fantastic drawing, I love that owl.

constanthing said...

Thanks everyone, for liking my penwork :-) I had fun filling in the shades and lines. Could've done a more detailed job, but I tend to lose interest before finishing a piece ... Working without the computer once in a while makes me realize the efficiencies of drawing and painting digitally, though I do agree there are always some things better done on traditional media.

To answer Chuang's question, I'm not exactly a 'professional'. Have never attended any formal classes, but my work is related to graphics. So I'm not sure if that makes me a pro :-p

To paul and rubio2d, glad you like my Gorillaz attempts too! Don't think I'll win the Motorola ROKR contest though, there are so many other better entries ... well, at least it was fun trying :-)