4.18.2006

Illustration Friday: Spotted

Please note the Northern Flicker's Colaptes auratus "spotted" belly in this recently finished cover illustration for my local paper. Not a big deal to say the least, but it will get printed on 25,000 copies of the Methow Valley News Summer Guide 2006.

The use of acrylics and this resulting "style" or lack-there-of is an ongoing experiment for me. Any comments or thoughts are very welcome!



10 comments:

buep said...

Very nice!

Terry said...

What a fun illustration! Love the color, love the tipped perspective, love the sense of whimsy without being treacly.

Geninne said...

Love this one!
Everything about it, the colors, the composition, the characters....everything!
Loved all the other illos in your blog, you're very talented.

REGGIE said...

Hey...cool illustration. Would not change a thing.

lil kim said...

I would definitely not say this shows a "lack of style"! The way you have shaped the faces of the animals and boy, the warmth and 'roundness' of everything - personally I love it!

Bron Smith said...

Very appealing whimsical illustration. It's very apparent that you put a lot of thought and work into this piece.

erik said...

Thanks you all. Good to hear in many ways!

Jaimie said...

This is charming. I love acrylics and you've done a great job with yours.. They are my favorite medium.

cristosova said...

This is certainly a very charming illustration. The colors give the setting a beautiful sunset warmth. The bird and fish and boy have a very original quality to them. And I love how the boy seems to have decided to put down his task of fish hunting and - seduced by the atmosphere - just engages in evening dreaming.

"Maggie" said...

Delightful illustration and it has a very 3-dimensional effect to it. I too love acrylics and move back and forth between several mediums. Glad I found your site, I'll be back.