Monday, July 18, 2011

IF: gesture

 The gesture and working out the silhouette...

The drawing....

The finish...

16 comments:

Greg Newbold said...

So nice. You are amazing- keep sharing the good stuff!

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

Thanks for sharing your process... Great!

Nic Lawson said...

GORGEOUS!!!!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Beautiful, beautiful, BEAUTIFUL!!! Great work.

Alicia Stucky said...

I think I love the basket alone as much as the characters! Everything has such weight and texture to it. Gorgeous work.

k.h.whitaker said...

oh wow, i love this so much!!!

Shierly Po said...

What a beautiful illustration! I love your style! :D

Mardi Speth said...

Oh Jackie, you're pencil is beautiful and the final is stunning! You have a true gift for detail. (I'm always engrossed with your border treatments even though they play second fiddle to your sweet characters.) You are the gouache queen.

Valerie Lorimer said...

Really beautiful! Love seeing the progression.

Robin Harney said...

Wonderful details! I can't imagine how long this must have taken.

Roberta said...

So lovely!

Jacqueline Decker said...

Thanks everyone! I came up with some new techniques to shorten the process. The border is assembled in photoshop so I have 1 corner piece, 1 log border and the 2 triangle borders. They are painted individually then assembled. That way I can use them for different licensing projects and can cut down on the number of painting hours. That said - those borders and details are my best therapy after a long day.:)

Sarah Melling said...

I love seeing the step-by-step process...beautiful every step of the way!

June said...

Wow! Such a wonderful finished piece to come from a small rough thumbnail sketch... I love seeing how things start out, evolve and finish.

Patti said...

I just love your work. Very Nice!!!

Linda Hensley said...

Nice!