9.28.2009

King of Putdowns

King of Putdowns

Recent illustration I did for an upcoming issue of Guide Magazine. That boy at the top of the playhouse likes to put his classmates down with snarky remarks and insults. It prompts the girl to pick up a pine cone and toss it at him.

I'm very proud of this illustration. I was given ample time to work on it, allowing me to sketch and re-sketch the concept out, to get the best possible poses and overall composition. I was able to really take my time on the painting, too. It's nice to have a comfortable turnaround time. Many thanks to Brandon Reese. You're awesome, man.

6 comments:

  1. The "starburst" around the top kid gives it extra emotion and energy. Looks great.

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  2. Nice job, Ward. It's amazing how the new technology has given all of us powerful new tools.

    After doing work like this in the traditional manner, this is truly liberating.

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  3. Thank you, David. That starburst was the last thing I added before I sent it off to Guide. I felt that the piece was missing something and needed a bit of some graphic element to pump it up, so to speak.

    Many thanks, Floyd - yes, it's somewhat liberating to work like this, being able to make a mark without worry about it being permanent. But I do miss working with real paint at times! Thanks for commenting, sir.

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