Sunday, January 25, 2009

IF - climbing


I actually posted a version of this image a few months ago, but not for Illustration Friday, and it's perfect for the theme of climbing, so here it is again. I did make a few adjustments to the previous version...it's funny how you see things you don't like about a piece when you look at it in a new light, months after you thought you were done with it. I think I improved it, so it was worth a re-look.

I'm still Adobeless on my new computer, but I should get my new copy of CS4 in the mail tomorrow! Woo-hooo, I can't wait to be back in business! I actually did the fix-up to this image on my old computer, then transfered it to the new one on a flash drive. I ended up hooking up the old computer to an ancient monitor that was collecting dust in my basement, that way I could see what I was doing to transfer files from the old to the new. Now I'm glad I kept that dinosaur monitor around, even though it looks like Hal, the computer in 2001 Space Odyessy. The thing is a monster compared to the sleek set-up I have now. Gotta love technology, even though this update cost me a small fortune.

11 comments:

soulbrush said...

good illo.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

What a wonderful illustration. They look like they are happy to be up high in the sky. I wish I had a treehouse Oh well, I'll just live through your character. It's safer! he he he he!

Rrramone said...

Reminds me of my old treehouse. Sigh.

Cat W said...

makes me miss my childhood! very nice!

Edrian Thomidis said...

Great job! both kids look so happy and the tree house is such a nice idea!

Emila Yusof said...

great illo!

get zapped said...

A joyful piece and so perfect for the prompt. I like the recall of childhood memories with this one :)

Enjoy your CS4!

Amy C said...

this is so cute, the angle you drew it from is perfect - it reminds me of the tree house my dad built for my brother that I claimed once I was old enough, I set up a little painting studio in there!
Hope you are enjoying the new computer with out any new computer hitches!

Roberta said...

Cute!
That looks like a fun place for a kid to hang out!

Christina E. Rodriguez said...

I'm glad your Photoshop worries shall soon be at an end! This illustration is great. I love your color palette especially.

And you're totally spot-on with the finding mistakes or wanting to make changes on a piece months later. There is not one piece of artwork that I've done where I wouldn't mind going in again and making it better.

Chris Kennett said...

Nice job. I wish I'd had a treehouse growing up.