Sunday, October 26, 2008

Autumn Weekend



I finished these two this weekend. Some of you might remember the tadpole piece I was working on before. The newer version is a little more dynamic.

The autumn painting was actually going to be another black and white image (since my portfolio is a little short on those) but as I looked at the sketch, it became apparent that it should be in color. The leaves were painted using a transparent watercolor. There are digital elements in the piece as well, but hopefully they're subtle.

9 comments:

Joe Sutphin said...

Very Nice! as always. i love this time of year.

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Hey thanks Joe! and I heartily agree about fall... there's so many holidays approaching this time of year... brings back memories

gail said...

I love the colors of fall! Unfortunately I have to travel to see them, or look at art. ;) Nice piece, And yes! It needs to be in color.

gail

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Hi Gail! ha ha... thanks! :)

Kristi Valiant said...

This perspective really draws you into the top illustration. I loved your old sketch, too, especially the girl's knees, but this one is so dynamic and in your face! Love it!

The bottom one has a great perspective too. And yes, the color was necessary. Our trees are probably almost at their peak around here. I love the colors of fall!

Anthony VanArsdale said...

I'm glad you like it Kristi! Thanks!

I love fall too... our trees are just starting to change... and no more cutting grass! aaahhh!

Jess said...

Wow! The new tadpole picture certainly iS more dynamic! I love the composition :)

Sara Butcher said...

Hi Anthony, came across your site through other illustrator's blogs, and I am so glad that I did! Your work really draws you in and makes you want to know more about the characters. I have really enjoyed the tadpole piece.

Also I wanted to share a gift that was given to me to you. Your work is so inspiring that it deserves to be shared even more to others. Let's hope this does that. :)

Please visit this link to receive the gift.
http://warriorprincessdream.blogspot.com/2008/11/i-am-loved.htm

Definitely looking forward to seeing more!

Anthony VanArsdale said...

thanks Jess!!!

Hello Sara!! thank you very much!!!