Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Warm Gesture

Spot illustration for Boys' Life- digital

Here's the finished spot for the Boys' Life project I have been working on. It is the final piece in a historical fiction story about an orphaned boy who arrives at his aunt and uncle's ranch in the high Sierra mountains just in time to rescue them from a Christmas Eve blizzard. The gestures here assure the boy that he is both welcome and loved. Once again, all digital (except for the under drawing). Each successive piece I do digitally brings more confidence and comfort with the process. I hope the results are showing this as well. 

6 comments:

Shirley said...

Beautifully illustrated, Greg!

Jacqueline Decker said...

You can feel the glow of the fireplace - beautiful lighting!

R.J. Peña said...

Great rendering! makes me feel so warm :)

Amalou said...

Your work is amazing. You have really captured the emotion. And you have truly mastered the technique of making digital look traditional... did you illustrate this all in photoshop?

Greg Newbold said...

Amalou, Yes this is all done in Photoshop. I scanned my original drawing, but all the color and texture is painted digitally. I describe the process a bit in this post if you want to have a look: http://gregnewbold.blogspot.com/2011/05/painting-with-texture-in-photoshop.html

Mandie Anderson said...

This is fantastic! I'm inspired by the way your digital painting looks so beautifully hand-painted. I'll be reading up on that link you posted and try my hand at it for my next project! Thanks!