Thursday, May 1, 2008

Day 2 of 21 Creative Excercise Challenge

This is the messy sketch completed on day one, refined in Illustrator. After stepping back and looking at this, I think it looks too tight, and lost a lot of it's original character. So. . . I think I'll see how watercolors works for me the next time! Mmmm, I could go for a nice cup of hot tea.

9 comments:

Monica said...

I know what you mean, Cynthia. This illustration done in Illustrator is quite nice, but the sketch below has a lot of the freshness you talked about in the post you left at my blog. That happens a lot to me... my sketches seem to have something extra that gets lost when I translate them into finished pieces. I think in part is that when I'm doing a sketch there seems to be no pressure whatsoever, whereas when I'm painting the final piece I can't help but get a bit tighter.
I think your piece will look lovely in watercolors!

MayY . C said...

Great vector art.I sure look forward the water color.
I have forgotten how to use illustrator to draw...

Joan Y said...

I love the freshness of the sketch of flying cupcakes in yesterdays drawing but can appreciate the "tightness" of this one. It is more refined and I can imagine this as a cute invitational card to a tea party. :)

crystal driedger said...

I really enjoy the "tight" drawing, actually. I think it pulls together nicely and the color palette works well too. However, if you're doing a watercolor it will be very interesting to compare the two.

Diana Evans said...

Hi Cynthia!!!! this is wonderful...I love this piece and the details are perfect....oh and can't wait to see your watercolours....

have a great day!

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

It does look tight but that's because you are comparing it to the sketch below. That always happens.

But I really like this! Love the colors and composition. I can see it in a label of a gourmet french vanilla coffee... :o)

RyanLoghry said...

I think for illustrator it's a nice piece. I like the colors you chose. Your right though, your pencil sketch had more objects, at different angles. That seemed to create more interest. Is the cupcake on the wall an homage to Diana? ; )

Cindy DiBlasi said...

Yes, it kinda is! I did a post for Illus. Friday for the theme "Choose" a while back (choosing from a bunch of cupcakes of course)and Diana and I have been commenting regularly since.
Thank you all for the encouraging comments!

Dawn said...

Yes, it is too tight for anything more than a magazine add. Which is good if you are making some cash off of it. But as far as art from you ... your are deeper and richer than this.