Monday, December 12, 2005

Illustration Friday: SURPRISE

And now, for something completely different...



... a surprise for Santa, or a surprising identity crisis. you decide.

So, I didn't have a unicorn for this one... I actually had to draw something NEW! Ah-HA! I knew if I stuck with this long enough, I'd have to. I'd really like to draw something by hand one of these days, pencil & paper, the whole shebang - but I was inspired by an image I saw today at work and just went with it. I'm calling this my first draft - I like the idea and would like to take it further. But I also am running out of time this week so I thought I'd post what I got.... so far. Enjoy!

19 comments:

Wilnara said...

Surprise for Santa! Really cute illo! I love your color choice and how the giraffe looks so innocent!

Doug said...

this is GREAT! I love it!

philip said...

this is excellent. Has just an overall nice look and feel to it.

steve said...

Just checked out your artwork, you are awesome ! Great perspectives and coloring !

BTW, this is what happens when you don't let zoo animals play Giraffe games...

stevePoisonPencil
:-D

Catnapping said...

no one would think to use a giraffe. a great surprise!

the colours are good, and i really like your giraffe.

Queen Tut said...

This is wonderful! LOL!!! Love the red tufts of hair!

Holly said...

Oooh ooooh-I love this! Lets see-the red nose is fantastic. I love the swirls on the sliegh. The swooping neck is just right. And I love how you framed the image.
Outstanding! Cheers!

jody king said...

i love him! adorable. i won't be at class today. see you next time!

Anonymous said...

Great! I love it.
wynlen

carla said...

This combines the traditional with fantasy in such an elegant and delightful way!

Christine Lim Simpson said...

Very clever! A bit different from your usual style too. Nice take.

ONESICKINDIVIDUAL said...

brilliant concept. snowflake spots are a real nice touch.

Anonymous said...

How are you making these illustrations? Is it a computer based cut and paste exercise?

Curious

m.b said...

This illustration was created in Illustrator. The unicorns are hand-drawn in colored pencil.

constanthing said...

Beautiful albino giraffe, I like it very much!

Kim Carney said...

that is wonderful@!!!!
I am glad to talk to you, where does your brother live and do you ever get to Edmonds? If you do, please look me up!

Mustashrik said...

everything about this from the design of the character to the colours is...wonderful! ;)

Majeak Ann said...

You have a unique style mixed with "this" fantasy I really enjoy.
Looove this fresh illo! Unicorns, pegasus, fairies, all these fantasy elements always blow my mind. Also I want to say:
"Thank you" for being so nice.
-Marjorie Ann

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