Monday, July 27, 2009

Jackie - Finished!

I finished him! I also finished the secret project. One commission left! Oh, but right after I finished this one I got another commission. Fingers crossed on me making enough money for Japan! ><

I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. I tried very hard to make it look like something that might, in some strange universe, be passable as a real book cover. Hopefully my next piece won't be as painful. I started over a couple of times (partly because I was learning a new program, but really because I'm bad at digital painting). I did this entirely with PaintTool Sai, a program like PS--but free, lean and REALLY fun! My PS died on me, so. Yay open-source programming!

I am kind of bummed that I can't spend as much time on personal projects this summer...Between teaching and these jobs, I'm drained. :P

Oh shoot, what am I gonna do for Illustrated Book class? I need a story. I have a feeling the answer is right in front of me. I need to root through my old books. All of my favorites were those nineteenth-century classics with young heroines. Anne of Green Gables, Mary Lennox, Laura Ingalls. Maybe?


B.Wallz said...

This looks awesome! Totally legit looking cover. I think this is definitely one of your best pieces yet. Is it just pencil with a digital color-job over it?

R. Mock said...

Oh, no, I inked it with Sai too. My pencils aren't nearly clean enough. :) Thanks!

Barbara Tarr said...

wow! this is really clean!! was it harder? I alway have a hard time making something crisp because its just not in my nature! You stuff looking great :)