Wednesday, October 21, 2009

IF - frozen


I'm finally getting my If entry posted for this week. I started this on Saturday, but only had a bit of time each day to work on it, so it seemed like forever before I finished it! I'm really proud of myself for doing the entire piece in Illustrator, even the shading! I think I'm finally getting a handle on the brushes in IA. I even tried a bit of gradient shading on the penguins, which I think works pretty well.

I might work on this a bit more and send it out as a holiday promo card. It's not quite the right size for a card, so I'll have to do a bit of reworking. I should have thought of a card size when I started this!

15 comments:

shawn said...

This is so cute and I love all the detail!!!

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

I love it Nina!!!!!!!!

josh pincus is crying said...

very "cool" characters!

Ann Marie said...

This is so sweet! I love that little orange bird in the snow and the blue one on the roof. All in Illustrator?! Wow!

michael robertson said...

very cute!

justdoodleit said...
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justdoodleit said...

Cute! Very different from my penguins though :)

Pencil Pocket said...

Nice work Nina!! The shading looks great. Think I'm going to use mine as a holiday card too! Great minds think alike :)

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

he he he he! Oh but you made me giggle out loud with this cute illustration. What characters these guys are??? I love the colors and the scene over all is just fabulous. Thanks ever so much for your very kind and encouraging message left on my blog. I really appreciate your very healing words. They added such comfort to me. thanks so much from the bottom of my heart.

Valerie Lorimer said...

Very cute illo!

nessadee said...

Such a sweet little scene! I want to jump right in and join them!

Christina E. Rodriguez said...

I love your soft color palette and whimsical penguins.

Eric Barclay said...

Wonderful characters and colors!

julissa said...

so so cute!

Amy C said...

wheeeooo the shading looks fantablious
congrats