Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Trying to keep busy

Its been a long time since I last sat down and tried to draw something not super cartoony. It was a really nice change of pace, I think I'll try to keep this up on top of drawing cartoons!

Drew these at my parents house when I wasn't able to use their pool...

This illustration has fought me the whole way. I ended up up, and went into Photoshop to fix some colors and add some details in the face. The rest is painted with watercolor and gouache. Im not 100% happy with how it turned out, I don't think I'll be going back in to fix it. It was a good exercise in transparency though.

And a quick Flapjack doodle to promote the great Thurop Van Orman's cartoon The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack AND his contest (of sorts)! Rumor has it he's asked the Flapjack group over on Deviantart to make their own episode, which may or may not be made into an actual cartoon. Go here for the details. Either way, its a great opportunity to show Thurop just how amazing his show really is!


Sorrentino said...

wow wow!!! great blog!!!
love your watercolor work!! the sketches too! I can understand your frustration with illustration, sometimes PS doesn't always do the trick, BUT I think the mermaid piece works!!! I love the line quality through out! thanks for coming by my blog!!

Aisleen said...

Thanks! Im still a little unhappy with that piece...I might actually redo it. Theres nothing like practice, but I'm glad you like it!

I came by your blog when I saw you had linked me :) I'm very flattered!! So thank you for stopping by as well.

scott diggs underwood said...

Great blog indeed!
I am glad you stumbled upon my blog so that I in turn could stumble over here.

Aisleen said...

Hey Scott! Im glad you came by too.

Ahh inspiring you say? Well thanks, it means a lot! You wouldn't mind me linking to your blog would you? Just so others can stumble over there as well.