Illustration Friday – Stitch

[15 Jan 2008 | By | 0 Comment(s) | 2,022 views ]

Better late than never, here is my IF submission for the topic of Stitch.
I’ll be back to crafty-ness in the next few days. I had a brilliant inspiration for something cool to make out of my stripey sweaters, along the lines of the other recycled sweater projects. Now I just have to work up how to do it. And camera charger is still MIA, but I’m guaranteed to find it any minute because I just ordered a new one off of Amazon!

Without further ado, here’s the sketch. I like her – would love opinions on which of the 2 versions works better.

Alternate coloration:

The Process for this one:
Detailed Pencil sketch, cleaned up, darkened, vectorized.
Colored in Photoshop.

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  • Diana Evans [] :

    oh she is so mysterious….great colour for the mood….


  • michael [] :

    second one, without the glowing background. it works better, i dont know why but it does. nice illo all round. and thanks for the comment too..

  • Kstyles [] :

    Interesting take on this weeks topic. I like!

  • MVillos [] :

    Thanks for visiting and your kind words!

    Fantastic color and line work. Great work!

  • Miz K [] :

    Very nice – I think the one with the colored background works best – the background really warms up the picture and “finishes”it for me.

  • Digital Scott's illustrationblog [] :

    Nice work! I prefer the top one. Seems more complete and draws me in more.

  • Dot [] :

    thanks for the feedback!

  • scribblesk [] :

    What a doll!

  • life without novacaine [] :

    Love this! I think the second one helps the image stand out a bit better. I do like the black eyes in the first one though. Nice job on this one! Thanks for your comments on my illo. Keep up the good work!

  • sketched out [] :

    Very cool drawing! Hate to be so non-committal, but I like them both for different reasons.

    I like how the first one pops and the warmth and added interest of the background.

    The second one I like because of the more subdued line, and overall subtlety. Very delicate, and maybe also, because she has red hair, which is totally a personal thing.

  • Rebecca [] :

    Oh my! She’s wonderful! I’m new to your blog (thanks for visiting me!) and I’ll say, I’m very impressed. how I wish I could draw like that. :)

    Also, curious about your yogurt trials!


  • Ulf Borgenstam [] :


    I prefer the second one, less focus on the background.

  • Crystal & Co. [] :

    I the top. The degree of darkness contributes to the mood of this piece.
    Very nice idea!

  • nessadee [] :

    Very nice! I like both of the images, the soft background in the first and the softer details on the girl in the second. Great work!