Friday, May 22, 2009

Cracked

humpty_small
Black prismacolor on coquille paper and linen weave paper with digital color.

humpty_bw_tiny
This is the black and white drawing before digital coloring. It's a bit unusual in that in incorporates two different papers to achieve the textures; the clothing, or fabric areas are done on linen-weave acrylic paper which gives a woven texture to the drawing. That paper was carefully cut out and glued on to a sheet of fine Coquille paper, which has a texture of random, raised organic shapes. When you draw on each with a black Prismacolor pencil, you get two distinct textures which can be reproduced as "line" art, meaning that it doesn't have to be converted to halftone, as a grayscale drawing would be.

Here's a close-up of the two textures:
humpty_closeup.jpg


13 comments:

raim said...

great work...

damon said...

nice drawing

blonderland said...

I love this! Well done.

John said...

great work, full of character and lovely detail.

Valaine said...

He is a smooth dresser and so calm :)

Jay said...

Great job on the coloring Rick. Quick as usual. Here is mine.

http://jaymontgomery.blogspot.com/2009/05/dying-flower.html

jean benabou said...

I really like this piece. Beautifully rendered!

Shirley said...

Your work is fantastic. Such a talent you have.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Oh this is RICH, CLASSIC and so Yummy! What a great style. You are just brilliant and talented too.

Rick said...

Thanks everyone!

Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

Beautifully done! Awesome colors.

donny* said...

lovely work! nice job.

spindelmaker said...

very cool!