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Monday, September 26, 2005

Fresh Baby!

Escape
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Here's another one for Illustration Friday. Running a little late with it, but tharr it be!

The prompt was "Fresh" and what's better than a freshborn baby! (or newborn for people who like "real" words) This guy's pretty giggly and googly, which is how I like my babies. Some big 'ol ears and a squiggly mouth. ;o)

I had to kick this one out faster than last weeks, because I didn't have the time, so it's more of a sketch painting.

As always, this was created with Photoshop 7 and a Wacom Tablet. Thanks for stoppin' by and I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts!

21 comments:

carla said...

Now that's a baby! It defintely has a lot of personality:> You did a great job for a "sketch painting"...very nice skin tones and baby posture.

Dennis W said...

Great job Ray. I like the word "freshborn" -- seems more descriptive.

I've just switched back to using Photoshop with my Wacom -- for a while I've been going crisp in Illustrator for my other Illustration Friday entries, but there always seems to be something clip art-ish about them. I'd be interested to hear what brushes and settings you are using. Myself, I'm getting a lot of mileage out of Dual Brushes and wet edges.

I look forward to seeing more.

Tony Sarrecchia said...

Great expression on Freshborn's face!

Anna said...

This little guy made me smile! He's just a little bundle of freshness :) Wonderful skin tones and expression... and THE EARS! Oh my.

rubio2d said...

Love teh hands, the feet and that curly blonde hair.
Very fresh and cute baby.
Good work!

anna said...

I don't know about this one, Ray. He's cute, and you did a good job, but there's something about him that's just creepy. Can't quite put my finger on it... hmm...

I don't know. Anyway, nice job. Have a pleasant weekend?

Don Tate II said...

Ray, that is a beautiful illustration. But an ugly baby...lol. You know how it is when you see someone with an ugly baby and you just say, hummm, now that's a baby.lol, I'm kidding.

constanthing said...

Great work with Photoshop! I marvel at how you guys can paint so well using the Photoshop tools, I'm still stuck at pouring solid colors... sigh.

Toni said...

Well what a happy giggly baby! I like the use of freshborn. Very good skin tones. Took a peak at your finished Escape and it is wonderful.

Ray Dillon said...

Hey, thanks, ever'body!! Glad you like him (for the most part ;o) ). He still makes me giggle just thinkin' about him gigglin'. Babies laughing is funny.

And, yeah, he's definitely not a normal lookin' kid. Kinda goin' for a ... well, googly look. ;o) Kinda footballheadish.

Thanks!!!

Ray Dillon said...

Dennis, I'm mainly using some of the defaul brushes. I think I do use one dual brush that I got from a colorist that goes by Pens&Pixels over at the Digital Webbing Forums. Haven't messed much with wet edges, it seems to give me weird results, but I think I may be using them wrong. I usually just use them on Normal mode, but occasionally flip over to Multiply or Screen and lightly brush, as a kind of color mixing, then select what's made and go back to Normal mode.

Thanks for checkin' it out, man!

Ray Dillon said...

anna (the second one on here ;o) - Thanks. Creepy, huh? But, just look at him and imagine him busting up laughing. Even the ugliest of babies are adorable when they crack up.

Oh, well, can't win 'em all. ;o)

I did have a pleasant weekend. If you saw the post about "Goofing Off," that was great. And I did some travelling around and even saw "The Corpse Bride" in a nice theater (the Warren in Wichita).

Thanks for asking. And yourself?

Alina Chau said...

cute painting!

Virginia Valle said...

:) ohhh look that face :) cuteee

Steve Musgrave said...

Freshborn? Anyway, pretty cool pic. The baby looks like Ed Asner to me though. Not that it's a bad thing.


...freshborn...?

anna said...

Maybe freshborn like, fresh out of the oven/womb. Something.

I did read about your "playday." Sounds like fun.. I haven't gotten a chance to head to the theatre lately. How was Corpse Bride?

I had a nice, relaxing weekend, but now it's back to the books and the grindstone. Work work work.

Oh! One good thing is I got a G4 PowerBook last week... wow. Just, wow.

Ray Dillon said...

Thanks, alina chau, virginiajoe.

Steve, don't be a'messin' wit mah engleesh!! ;o)

anna, yeah, fresh out of the over. I was thinking about doing a baby being taken out of an over, but didn't think I could make it goofy enough to not be horribly weird. Just don't like the idea of a baby in an oven, if figuratively.

Corpse Bride was awesome. Can't believe it was stop-motion animation. it was so smooth and had amazing effects. A triumph in animation. Loved it.

Congrats on the PowerBook. Now you're more powerful than I. ;o) I'm using a G4 PowerMac (getting pretty outdated), and a G4 ibook.

Thanks!!

Seth Russell said...

Nice job! Wacom Tablets are really fun!

Ray Dillon said...

Thanks, Seth. Yes, they are! ;o)

kg said...

whups, i'm late in commenting, but i love this! agree w/ steve musgrave that baby freshie looks like ed asner - which isn't bad, since most other babies usually look like winston churchill...

i have no idea what a wacom tablet is, but judging by this illo and your escape illo, you appear to be a master with it...

Jacky said...

Love this baby ,
Hello guys , Your creation is awesome and looks like real .