Friday, August 17, 2007

Captain

captain
This portrait of Captain Goatman of the Intergalactic Defense Force was done as a demo for one of my Illustration classes at SCAD-Atlanta. It involves the layering of pencil, acrylics, watercolor, and oil washes (in that order), with a bit of colored pencil (and a pinch of Photoshop for the name tag).

9 comments:

Stephani said...

I love the texture this illustration has. His eyes have so much depth of feeling represented in them.

Christine said...

Amazing and impressive, though he looks a bit sad. Maybe in need of shore leave?

punkcoder said...

Great illustration, but there's something about the name tag that just makes it not fit in with the rest of the drawing. It just really stands out to my eyes, while the rest of the illustration has a nice harmony going on.

Rick Lovell said...

Punkcoder,
The name tag was the only digital element and it was added in a rush...sorry for the incompatibility. Maybe this distressed name tag is a little less objectionable.

robertc said...

very cool illustration. i love the detail work. strong colors too.

Valaine said...

Cool character! I love the colors, they are so rich!

Carol Rose Parker said...

I am so impressed with your Captain! I visited your website, and I must say that I can see you are indeed an amazing artist. You have a drawing ability like I've always wished I had! Your realistic style combined with your (obviously) excellent imagination really has me charmed! I couldn't decide which one was my favorite (though I am partial to the ginger cat playing the piano -- it just has to be jazz, for some reason!)

Fossfor said...

he looks a bit jaded, it must've been hard earning all those medals :) nice work!

stephanie said...

What an elaborate technique, but it makes for such an interesting texture in the finished image. I agree about the nametag, but it's so hard to incorporate the digital smoothly into handwork without it sticking out. Very soulful eyes...