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Friday, May 26, 2006

Illustration Friday - "Cake"

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Here's the latest for Illustration Friday. The prompt was "Cake."

One of the most beautiful things I've seen is a mother baking with her son.

I didn't have a lot of time for this one, but I wanted to convey that feeling. The warm light coming in, the closeness of mother and child, and just the happiness of the moment that would become a memory they both cherish.

Oh, and, yes, I realize that poor diaper-clad boy is dangerously high up. That was for the sake of composition. And, hey, momma's got a hold of him. Never safer than that. ;o)

Thanks for stoppin' by. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

~Ray

19 comments:

arvindh said...

You have conveyed the feeling of warmth beautifully!

Lady Guedes said...

Such a sweet moment.
Love it.

ONESICKINDIVIDUAL said...

nicely done.

JO said...

lovely message, and nicely done.

sazzy said...

I love your style, very sophisticated.

lil kim said...

the light is amazing in this!

frank h said...

what a nice scene - the art techique is great, but you put there a warm feeling also

very good

Rob said...

really nice image - despite the flagrant disregard for Health and Safety protocol (if he goes off-balance, she'll have to grab him by the neck)

Ray Dillon said...

Thanks, everyone! I appreciate the feedback and I'm glad you like it. I've played around with this style for years, but really gave it a shot with the Lord of the Rings sketch cards I did. Now, it's one of my favorite styles to work in. You'll surely see more like this.

THANKS!!

~Ray

Aaron said...

Ray,

I dig the drawing. Is it a combo of a pencil drawing or did you do it all digitally? If so what software do you use? Forgive me for not poking around on your site to find out your process.....

- Aaon

Ray Dillon said...

Thanks! Yeah, this is all digital, which is how I work most of the time. I use Photoshop 7. There's a larger dry media brush in there that i size down to 6 pixels or so to use as a "pencil," because it kidna has that effect. Then colors were done with the same brush at a larger setting.

Thanks for checking it out, man. Glad you like it!

~Ray

cocos said...

You really accomplished what you set out to convey. You did a wonderful job with the light, great attention to the total composition of the picture and you did a great job with the facial expressions.

carla said...

This really has such a warm and loving feeling! It has the feeling of a wonderful moment remembered...colored in the warmth of sun and happiness. Beautiful work:>

erika said...

gorgeous work.

i wonder how you got such a crisp thumbnail! i'm envious :)

Ray Dillon said...

Thank you for the kind words!!

And, Erika, I use the Sharpen Filter in Photoshop for the thumbnails. Sometimes it looks good, sometimes it makes it weird. Just depends on the art. Give it a try.

Thanks fer looin'!

~Ray

danedawg99 said...

you have such good work here. i'm jealous. :P

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Courtney said...

totally beautiful and fun, just like the event.

Diane R. Lozada said...

Really interesting post .