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Monday, February 27, 2006

Illustration Friday - "Tea"

Hey, all!

Whipped up a quick sketch-painting for Illustration Friday using Painter. Still only the third thing I've ever done with the program. Used the acrylics function. Worked alright. But, yeah, pretty rough and quick. I'm kinda loopy from cold medication right now. Trying to fight it. Airborne works nicely, but it's been pretty persistant.

When I think of tea, I think of my dad. Growing up, he used to always carry around an old Nestea jar with the label partially ripped off, filled with tea. I think his jar was even taller than the one shown here. It was like a liter of tea! ;o)

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Didn't have a reference or anything and I want to again remind you of my medicinal loopiness. ;o)

Also, tea is a hard color to pinpoint.

I'm going to see if I'm coherent enough to get some more work done ...

Thanks for lookin'!

~Ray

15 comments:

gudbrandsdottir said...

Very nice illo, and old habits can be quite funny!

Paige Keiser said...

Very nice, love all the reflections and colors!

HARDWAX said...

Marvelous illustration, I believe you got the color-right on the money.

Roz Foster said...

Great realism. I find glass and liquids such a challenge. You do it very well!

Ellen said...

I think you did a GREAT job considering the "handicap" you are working with! :)

i *heart* paper said...

I love this, especially because it's associated with a childhood memory!! Glad I stumbled upon you!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

Wonderful work: just excellent

Anonymous said...

Excellent job with Painter! Your light and shadows are excellent!

carla said...

I'm impressed that this is just the third piece you've done with painter. I have it, but it completely befuddles me. This is great - it looks so cold and refreshing...the glass and the liquid are excellent.

Stevie said...

Really lovely traditional and comic artwork here, Mr. Dillon.

Always great to see another artist pushing so hard.

Stevie

Ray Dillon said...

Wow! Thanks, everyone, for the great replies. I appreciate it. I wasn't sure what the response would be on this one. Painting is still a bit clunky for me, especially in Painter.

So, I'm glad you like it! ;o)

Now, I'm off to your blogs to return the favors.

~Ray

vfm4 said...

this is very nice! i always love your illustrations (and stories) but the looseness(?) in this one gives it something extra.. give us more, please! :)

Don said...

I recognized the jar without reading the text first. Very well done! My dad was a NesTea drinker as well. :-)

frank h said...

WON - DER - FUL - !!!!!

An Hu said...

Exceptional photoshoot . Looks amazing here .