Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Illustration Friday: Open


Nothing says open like the open range! Of course, most people don't think of a wild hog farm being managed by ostrich cowboys when they think of the open range. I did this awhile back, in sepia ink and watercolor on 140 lb. arches watercolor paper. Enjoy the open range ya'll!

Oh, and don't forget to vote for me in the Forums for the competition!

16 comments:

Mike Laughead said...

Lance, this looks really good. You have improved a ton since I last saw you. When we had classes together I could tell you were great at sketching/drawing but now you are great at color and finishing the pieces as well. Talk to Dani about what she did to get a children's book deal. I think your art/style would go well with so many children's stories.

Dani said...

Yeah, this looks really good Lance. If you're interested in children's books, the first thing I would do would make a series of pictures with the same characters -- maybe you can make a couple more images to go along with this one that shows a story?

Manelle said...

I like this a lot too. The personalities are really good. I love seeing the process. It is interesting because my watercolors don't really look like yours in the middle. It is really cool to see the differences. It has given me some good ideas. Your picture has such fun storytelling elements too. What a great idea.

Mike said...

Hi Lance it's your old roommate again, guess what, I'm into graphic design now! check out my blog at mikestrum.blogspot.com:)or email me so we can catch up feel free to leave me some feedback bro.

Teri C said...

I like it!! Very creative!

murphy girl said...

totally love them on them there ostriches!

delaverobum said...

Precious Stile, I love the cute little pig that she have in her arms.

jennifergrayolson said...

Great characters, love it!

Cathie said...

really nice work. funny topic. would make a great children's story. there needs to be more western childrens stories!

Sherry Rogers said...

What a great illustration! Love the concept. . .you have agreat imagination!

rbaird said...

Ostrich riding huh? I'll have to try that! Nice illo!

arxo said...

Just great !

Julie Hammond said...

Great job on this illustration. I looked at this one for awhile. Nice!

kdhamel said...

This is hilarious - what a great idea and wonderful illustration! I love the piglet!

Leezy said...

I too must echo the sentiments of everyone else — this truly is charming, full of personality and life and just .. well... great!

peg said...

peggy said....
Your are amazing. Your talen is so appealing to me. Your grandparents are a wonderful drawing. I'll keep checking here, for sure!