Ah, finally! :)
This weekend flew by me, friends. I literally looked up on Sunday night (from the chaotic pile of fall cleaning that was my craft table/living room) and realized that I hadn't touched my computer all weekend or done one thing on my list! Agh! At the same time, though - Aah. Much needed.
We went out on Friday with some work folk to play giant jenga at this rad new pub in town, Guilt & Co. - and then met up with my cousin & her hubby who were in town. I spent most of Saturday thrifting for Halloween costume stuff with mister husband & stocking up on supplies needed to make craft fair goodies (yay!) which I can start very very soon, and then Sunday I started fall cleaning the house, because it was in dire need of it, and I'm weird and can't work on something new until it feels fresh & uncluttered in here, right now. lol.
So, here we are, Monday. I vote for 4-day weekends every week, yes? :)
And, alas - my Peter Pan illustrations!
These are for a collective book that some animation friends & I all collaborated on - every page in the book will have a different illustration style & the story has a little twist to it. It's being finalized as we speak, and eventually printed - I'll let you know the when's and where's of that as soon as I find out!
Here's the first one: (click here to view it larger)
And the second one: (click here to view it larger)
And some close-ups of this one, too, so you can see the detail - I drew the outline in pencil and stitched/embroidered most of the color on fabric, & then I put the two together & added more color/texture in Photoshop.
I had never tried combining embroidery with my drawings, before, and I do a lot of compositing of things at my day job, so I figured this was a good chance to try a new look/technique! I'm pretty happy with the way these lil guys turned out, for the first time at it, and can't wait to see them printed!!
I have a few work in progress shots/how I did it photos & sketches and things, too, from throughout working on these illustrations, so I'm going to sift through those in the next few days and post them, too!
Which one is your favorite?
I totally want to watch Peter Pan, now...
The mermaids & lost boys are the best! :)