Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Color Study

I wasn't happy with the last elephant I posted, so I reworked him and added a background. I painted the background as a separate layer so I could move the characters around in photoshop. I had drawn some other kids to go into the illustration, but I kind of liked the tension between just the little boy and the elephant. 


Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

This is awesome Deb! I love this elephant, he is adorable. His expression is perfect too. Hahaha, I love how he is prepared with all the necessary "gear" to go swimming :o)

You've done a wonderful job with the characters consistency and the storytelling. Make me want to know more. :o)

Deb said...

Thanks Alicia...appreciate your comments! I like the idea of the timid elephant with all his "security" gear for the water too....:o)

roz said...

I LOVE this. I've really enjoyed watching the story develop.
I'm impressed with how you were able to do a separate background so you could still manipulate the characters.
So happy to see you blogging again.

Deb said...

Thanks Roz! Yes, I'm glad to be blogging again too. Really fun to get feedback from such talented illustrators....:o)

sketched out said...

Holy cow, thank you so much for your nice comment! I came over here and thought wowie, that is an extreme compliment coming from someone as talented as you! You stuff is stunning and funny and whimsical and and wow!

Glad you stopped by so I could find your blog! I'm an instant fan.