Illustration (not quite) Friday – "Pale"

[22 Jan 2009 | By | 15 Comment(s) | 3,360 views ]

Last friday’s Illustration Friday word was “Pale”. And what’s paler than kabuki or geisha makeup?

Pencil sketch, with photographed fabric and photoshop color.*

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*Based on the Oasis character from Sluggy Freelance – c Pete Abrams. This is some filler art I was working on for Pete–you get a sneak preview. 

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15 Comment(s) »

  • Cat W [] :

    wow! this is great! love the color you used for the hair, and the ribbons!

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    Thank you!

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  • Eric Barclay [] :

    Excellent– really like washed look and your color choices. Beautiful work.

  • Honor Bowden [] :

    Love the hair and color technique – I did a geisha too! : )

  • Senta [] :

    Wow this turned out amazing!!

  • joseph's art and stuff [] :

    whoa! great illustration!

  • Björnik [] :

    Hi Dot! Thanks for leading me to dabbled. Nice choice of colors and very pretty geisha. I did a geisha for IFis pale too.:)

  • Bella Sinclair [] :

    OMG, now THAT’s a geisha for today’s edgy set. Brilliant! I’m just wild about her hair. And excellent use of fabrics, too!

  • josh pincus is crying [] :

    this is AWESOME! great technique!
    (I plan on entering the anti-valentine contest, but I don’t like to compete for prizes.)

  • Loni Edwards [] :

    A very cool illo! I love her lips and hair! Awesome job!

  • Vanessa Brantley Newton [] :

    Yes Dot she is beautiful!!! Absolutely fabu!!!! She reminds me of one of the characters from Star Wars. Excellent!

  • Dot [] :

    thanks guys!

  • Ellie [] :

    That coloring job is just gorgeous.

    – inspy

  • Diana Evans [] :

    wow Nancy!!! this is fabbo!!

  • Natura [] :

    Beautiful! great textures.