Sunday, July 01, 2007

Illustration Friday-Twist

This week's IF topic "twist" made me think of the very over priced $3 pretzel I had at the Bronx Zoo this past weekend. But I was starving.


This looks a bit different than my usual work because I wanted to play more and not think about if this could be a portfolio piece for me-which freezes me up.

Some thoughts when I made this piece:
  1. -more texture!
  2. -A more conscious decision about changing my usual color palette. Looked at colourlovers.com for inspiration
  3. -love the look of organic line work and wanted to incorporate that in my work
  4. -Should I draw people or animals? How about just some blobs instead?
I do hope I get back to posting on IF more frequently....I've been missing it weeks at a time. Thanks for visiting! :-)

37 comments:

Eli Edmundson said...

Hey, I like this one a lot, especially the contrast of solid painted cart and characters with soft background, and nice pigeons. Very original look, well done!

Mac said...

Really cool work. I love your style. Those transparent pigeons rule. Great take on the topic.

Emila Yusof said...

Great illo and great style!

ksklein said...

I´m hungry now! ;)

Tali said...

It's great to re-evaluate and challenge your personal style. And IF is a great excuse to do that.
It is always a pleasure to see your work ;)

scribblydoodler said...

I like the mixture of organic line and solid colour. IF is a great spring/sounding board for finding direction, I think.

aeneadellaluna said...

As always...wonderfull work!

marcisenders said...

I love how this turned out! The texture behind the line work looks greats. It give the piece dimension.

hemelsgroen said...

This worked out really well. I love the two birds in the front with just the lines and no colouring. It's playful and they fit in perfectly.

LudaChristian said...

love the lines & texture... your stuff is top-notch.

Tina Vaziri said...

This is so cute, love the texture and the details you've put into the scene, very fun!

md said...

lol yep NYC soft pretels are hiway robbery lol thats y i get mine in Philly or did. Last time i was in NYC (which has been way to long) with my kids i got one for all them and me wit plenty of mustard. i like this new approach to ur work too

claudine hellmuth said...

your work is so great! love this piece!! looks like a great portfolio piece to me!

DaisyB said...

Wow, great illustration. I love the new style (well... Loved th other one too) but you did a terrific job on this one, really funny. Like the mix of textures.

mrs. b. said...

It's really well done, Jannie. I like adding line work with filled bits in as well, it's adds just a little different dynamic, keeps it interesting! The texture looks great!

zime said...

WOW, I rally like this one!!! The textures and lines are great!!

Ginger*:)* said...

Jannie.... nice twist on all of this. The characters, the color and the subject.

Cate said...

I love this!! It makes me wonder exactly how much I've spent on overpriced movie/zoo/ballgame/concert/museum/carnival food and drinks over the years...

P.S.: Thanks for visiting my blog!

mike r baker said...

I heart Chickengirl! :)

Nancy Bea said...

I love it! Yum yum.

Alina Chau said...

Love it!! Brilliant!!

Bill Porter said...

Love this illustration. All your work is great but I like that you've been experimenting with other styles. I like the treatment of the background, the characters and colors. The whole thing works very well! Look forward to seeing more down the road.

Reconq said...

great...like it a lot...

el said...

I love this illo! The colors and linework and expressions on the characters are so much fun!
I've bought a lot of overpriced pretzels too in Philly!
-el

paula said...

LOVE this, Jannie! More! More!

eugenia gina said...

no matter what your style is, it's great!!

and If someday I meet something that gotta do with chicken, I will tell you.. :D

about the resignation thing :) I'm glad we have things in common, a girl gotta do what she have to do right? :D thanks for visiting my site!

imwithsully said...

I love the blobs! And the texture feels so warm and cozy on this one.

stangy said...

i'd say you were successful in addressing all 4 thoughts...really great rendering for 'twist'!

Pampe-le-mousse said...

Great colors and characters.
And thanks for the notes.

Niina said...

Your illustrations are amazing I love them all! I just found you through illustration friday and I look forward to more of your pictures!

nina seven said...

Chicken girl - Love this illo! The blobs are really fun and I really like the line drawing you added. If you ask me, this is a keeper for the portfolio!

zari.ZHM said...

This illustration is great, love the characters, the colors, and also the TWIST!...

Anonymous said...

not liking the "blobs". at first quick glance little one looks like a tree trunk, big one looks like a hot dog.

Claire said...

This turned out really great! The texture really works here.

Tracy said...

I love this, the colors, the textures, the lines! Great work again! And forget what "anonymous" said...they're BLOBS! They're supposed to look like blobby tree trunks and hot dog shapes!:) Everyone here loves them. Keep up the great work, Jannie!

Jana Bouc said...

This is really great! I love the combination of line drawing in the background with the solid color foreground "blob" people. I didn't even notice they were just blobs (I keep typing "blogs" instead) until I read what you wrote. Thanks for describing your process and inspirations, and for the link to the color lovers site.

Kathy Weller said...

This is fab fab FAB!! I love your work whether planned out or not - it is all great. This is rtealkly fun, love blob!!