Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentines Day 2009

I'm going out on a limb here by posting this before I've presented this illustration to my Valentine, but I don't think she will look at my blog. Since I've started my endeavors into the computer graphics realm, I try to find excuses to become side tracked and work on my own projects. Valentines Day is one of those, where I can have fun creating some really awesome, yet cute design. This year's illustration is tightly based on the one I did for Hanna last year.

By the way, the model is Hanna. Yes, I know, I'm lucky.

Anyways, I used this design once again because I like it so much. The original was one of my first experiments with painting styles and using multiple tools to manipulate a picture into this. I fell in love with the style just because it keeps so much detail and looks like it wasn't created on a computer. The brush strokes this time were supposed to create a feeling that Hanna has wings, but I did not want to overdo it, so this is what came of it. What do you think?

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  1. Looks great josh! What did you do differently this go round?!

  2. Hah, this reminds me that yesterday Mike said to me, "Your boy Josh is on it."

    Hahaha, did he email you back?

  3. Zeb, thanks! This year I changed the brush strokes in the background to hint at wings and then obviously tweaked the colors. Next year, I'll completely do a different illustration though, so don't worry.

    Lance, glad to hear Mike thinks highly of me. Haha! He hasn't emailed me back yet though, so maybe give him a reminder? Eh?