Time was certainly not been on my side last week and paid work meant this illustration had to go on the back burner. Oh well, I may have missed adding this to the weeks IF line-up but, since my blog posts this months have been a little thin on the ground, I still thought I’d add him here.
"Who's More Puzzled?" by A.R Vincent, copyright 2012
Okay, I know it’s a terrible joke but I didn’t have time to do the illustration I wanted to do, as it would have taken too long with the other work I have at the moment, and the piece I started took a different direction to the one I was intending.
This piece was actually a piece of speculative concept work I did for a client earlier in the year.
‘Under Canvas’ by A.R Vincent, copyright 2012
It turned out that this wasn’t the look they wanted for the piece so it got pushed to the side. This then, though not what it was intended for, is its moment of glory, though obviously pretty tentative as far as this weeks IF is concerned. I’ll try to do better next week!!
It was a pen and ink illustration coloured in Photoshop.
“ca·pa·ble (adjective) – having power and ability; efficient; competent: a capable instructor.”
I didn’t really think I’d have much time to do something for this week because of other commitments but I still toyed with several ideas, some more sophisticated than others, before doing a quick doodle on the side of a Sudoku puzzle in bed. Hmmm… I thought sleepily, this might have potential, but then I fell asleep and dropped the Sudoku puzzle on my face!
I re drew it the next day, scanned it in and then, every time I needed a break from the work I was doing, fiddled with it a little bit more in Photoshop until it was done. Had I had more time to dedicate to it, it would have obviously been more polished but as it is only a day’s tinkering in my downtime, I’m actually quite proud of it!
Right, without further a do, I am pleased to introduce to you Intergalactic Dishwasher Extraordinaire, Bob, a more than capable member of the kitchen team!
'More then Capable' by A.R Vincent, copyright 2012
Ah, the 13th post! Well, perhaps this is fitting then.
This weeks Illustration Friday topic was ‘fluid’. I haven’t had all that much time this week, thanks to a freelance opportunity that has swung my way, so this image was really an idea which bubbled up as I was sketching something else and getting angry, frustrated and generally pissy about not being able to get the image in my head and the image on the paper to match! So, peeved at my own short comings, I turned the page and let my pencil take a stroll across the paper without me paying it much heed.
What appeared was this, it made me snigger and as soon as I started it I thought of the IF topic! I know its kinda cheeky, a little naughty and, well, litterally “toilet humour” but it made me giggle so I thought I’d run with it… if you pardon the phrase.
"One Fluid Motion" by A.R Vincent, copyright 2012
I won’t be explicit about whats happening in the picture, I’m sure you get the idea, but I will say that our hero has just realised that something is more fluid then is should be!!!
As I said, time this week was short so this piece really is only a quick sketch, not even attempting glossy or professional, with little work or Photoshoping. It is, in all senses of the term… a little crude!
I used to submit something to Illustration Friday regularly on a different blog but got out of the habit of doing them, but I’ve been using the new year (and a very chilly and unspiring January) to re evaluate the things I do with my time and IF is back on the menu. Its good to have a deadline and a brief but still keep almost complete artistic freedom.
So, this week the word was forward which made me think of things which move forward and since time can only move forward I focused on that – both the human formulation (the clock) and the more physical manifestations, such as day and night and the seasons. This, by the way, is much deeper thinking then I normally come up with!!
As ever this was a drawing I scanned and then worked on in my old friend, Photoshop.