Friday, November 04, 2005

Illustration Friday: "Night"

(final)

(finished drawing)

This is something I did for a client to bolster my portfolio several months ago. They asked for one more image of something to seal the deal on this book.

I had done a very rough version a few months before, just for fun, however, this needed to be good. Loaded with Dr. Pepper and Indiana Jones playing, I worked that night and went from start to finish. Bed time was around 3 or 4 AM. Up at 6.

I was wiped out the next day but it was fun. Ah, my job :)

35 comments:

Rick Lovell said...

Great job, Cory. And I kept that same godawful schedule for too many years...that's why I teach now. I really enjoy seeing your work, and the Landon Snow book looks terrific. Congrats!

Kymberlee said...

This is just fantastic, Cory! I love the lines and the colors. The trees and dancing figures in the background are especially magical. Congrats on the book! :-)

Steam Crow Press said...

Man. Man. Man. Superb art, Corey. How did you get to be so good, when you're so dang young?

:)

Ah... I understand. You work very hard. But still...

Pikemon said...

Sooooooo Goooooooood!
I will now backflip through a flaming
doggie door in exultation!

Holly said...

Well I can see why you were so wiped out. This is quite detailed and magical. good luck with the book.

Giles said...

Brilliant! Love the outlining.

Michael said...

Love the slight glow and the way the cloaks fabric looks. Great job!

Sarah said...

Brilliant, as usual.

Gwen said...

you! are freaking amazing! as always.
the little pagan dance going on around the fire was a nice touch...

kg said...

awesome.

Corrine Nelson said...

wow this is awesome!

megan said...

Really nice drawing-- love your 'crunchy' curliques!

F L E E said...

Nice Nice Nice.
and so young...

rottentuna.com said...

fantastic angular linework.. well executed!

Anonymous said...

Especially love the devilish dancers!!!

indigo said...

I am a fan of your illustration - great stuff you do. This one is no exception either - great character, well drawn. OOhh, I've linked to you, I hope you don't mind. :-)

Toni said...

Cory
this is awesome!!!!! It is going to be wonderful following your illustration career. Hope you keep blogging so we can see what you are doing.

garth bruner said...

Wow, beautiful. I've bookmarked you.

Jedediah said...

You have a very cool style. nice work!

Tony Sarrecchia said...

Great job. This is what I imagined Hargrid from Harry Potter to look like when I read the first book.

"Maggie" said...

Fabulous illustration and color palette. What medium did you use?

ValGalArt said...

you are an obvious talent and I love your illustration on your blog header!

Sarah said...

Beautiful colours and textures. You must be really pleased with it after all that work !

Alison Ashwell said...

Fabulous illo - just perfect

The Unknown said...

Great stuff! I Love it.
love

rubio2d said...

Great Illo!
Love the fusion of smokes and that big chest in the character.
Nice work!

Esther said...

ehh. 26 comments so far. no fair.

Cory said...

27 now. Thanks >:-B

And thanks again to everyone who took the time to comment.

Anonymous said...

This looks great!
wynlen

a said...

I love the velvety rich colors of his garb (especially that cloak; man, I'd love to have a cloak like that). Thanks for showing the drawing with the final version. They're both fabulous!

Dennis West said...

This is great! Your work is fantastic! Your use of color and character design/styling is superb.

carla said...

Wow, this is excellent! The shading and the various shapes create such a wonderful and strong image. I love the smoke effects and the colors... great illustration.

Niko said...

I have no words. INCREIBLE ¡¡¡ GREAT ¡¡¡

Lisa said...
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Lisa said...

Okay... I am going to try that again, and this time I am going to look at what I am writing as I type. Blame it on your gorgeous illustration. I was paying attention to it, instead of what I was typing, hehe.

Seriously though... this is just incredible. I can't tell you how much I enjoy your work!