Fairy tale art

I’m currently trying to build up a bit of digital art portfolio that can better represent what I can do, art-wise. That meant also doing art at a very high resolution. It wasn’t as easy as doing stuff real small. I really have to be careful with the lines I draw because I’m drawing them zoomed out and mistakes aren’t as easily visible. I only find out about these mistakes when I zoom in to look up close.

As subjects for these newer pieces, I followed Raquel’s suggestion of using characters for fairy tales. First one was Rapunzel and the latest one is Tinkerbell from the Peter Pan story. These two pieces were coloured and “inked” differently but that’s probably not too noticeable when zoomed out. I’m still experimenting with the colouring and I feel like I’m close to getting to a method I’ll be satisfied with.

Rapunzel:

Tinkerbell:

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Published in: on February 24, 2008 at 12:18 am  Comments (4)  

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  1. Wolverine? Hmm… I don’t draw superheroes much but I’ll give it a go. 🙂

  2. pwedeng mag request? drawing mo naman si wolverine. 🙂

  3. Hi Fatima. Actually, I have thought about that too. I had a chance to illustrate a children’s book once when we were still in Canberra but then we moved to Melbourne and I lost touch with the author. Ah well. I was introduced to the author by my charcoal art teacher there. So, I don’t really know how to get a gig as a children’s book illustrator because that other one was sort of handed to me.

  4. Have you ever thought of illustrating for children’s books? I wouldn’t know how to get a foot in, to be honest, and I don’t know if that’s the kind of gig you’d want. But children’s books seem to be a thriving industry in Australia (Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French is a fantastic example). Maybe a folio to submit to some publishing houses would work?


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