Friday, March 20, 2009

Subtracks



I've been working on this one for a while and finally finished it today. I'm throwing in my process sketches underneath to show you how I worked out the composition and colors. It's come a long way from a picture from the picture of Gwen Stefani that inspired it. The process reads up from the bottom.

I'm also submitting this as my image for Illustration Friday since a DJ "subtracts" tracks for remixes.



I took a few days off from working on it and finally arrived at a composition I liked last night.


4th sketch (where I worked out the colors digitally)

3rd sketch (a little better)

2nd sketch (not working at all)

1st sketch (this one is kind of gross)





A combination of these two images sort of gave me the general insperation for the image.

7 comments:

THE CHARM SCHOOL DROPOUT said...

i love the progression of all of it.

Indigene said...

Okay, this is a great progression of images! I'm really loving the image after the 4th sketch! This is great, thank you so much for sharing it!

jazzlamb said...

Its all really cool work.great work!
I love your source of inspiration as well:)

Fadas & C.ยช said...

Great idea to post the sketches and the evolution of the process. The final illustration is very good. Love the design and the colours you used.

ArtSnark said...

clever take & fun piece. Love seeing the variations

Naomi said...

Its a brilliant illustration, so much thought has gone into it. Thanks for sharing.

Enrique said...

i think even the first sketch is really good!