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Illustration Work + Fun Stuff

Post by Mike Laughead » Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:47 am

Just thought I would post some new stuff. Frank's illustration thread has totally inspired me. You can check these all out on my Flickr account.
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I made my family elves this year. Mostly because my older daughter Eva looks like a tricky little elf.
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I added some depth with the characters in the background being in shadow. I really like how the depth turned out. It was hard to get all of the figures doing what they were doing for this assignment.
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I'm doing a few practice illustrations with characters more "adult" in proportion. I still make the heads a little too big.
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New adult-ish style. I'm just messing around.

Here are some new characters I made up.
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And some inking I did. I want to push my style a little more into realism.
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Post by Mike Laughead » Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:01 pm

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I'm still working on my "Adult" style.
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Re: Illustration Work + Fun Stuff

Post by Frank Stockton » Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:47 pm

Mike Laughead wrote:Just thought I would post some new stuff. Frank's illustration thread has totally inspired me.
thanks!

BTW, my favorite is the last drawing in the 2nd post.


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Post by Phil McAndrew » Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:14 pm

This stuff is pretty cool, Mike! I really like the one girl sitting on the block of ice.

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Post by Sam Gambino » Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:38 pm

Very cool stuff! I like the girl on the ice cube - very unique style too. Your style would work well in a Christmas book. I like the look of these!

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Post by SMVidaurri » Wed Apr 02, 2008 3:49 am

i rally dig the kids sitting and reading, the depth really worked really well. you made me selfish, I want all your work to have that depth now!
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Post by Sanaril » Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:28 am

Heh heh, you look like that guy from Flight of the Concords.
I really like that last one of the guy with the # on his shirt, I find I'm also forever working on drawing adults, drawing kids just comes so easier.

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Post by Mike Laughead » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:39 am

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Here's a piece I did for an Easter calendar thing for "The Pitch". I stuck with CMYK and Orange. Super fun and I was given free reign to do what I wanted. Zach Trover is an awesome art director.
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Post by Frank Stockton » Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:13 pm

woah the colors gave me a boner!
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Post by TmDurn7 » Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:33 pm

I think the "adult" stuff is looking neat. especially the guy lined in that awesome magenta. great color stuff.

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Post by campy22 » Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:27 am

Wow... Love those bold colors Mike!

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Post by Mike Laughead » Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:35 pm

Thanks guys. I feel like I'm a little bit "all over the place" with my style right now. Does it seem that way?
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Post by Mike Laughead » Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:02 pm

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This is a new Threadless t-shirt submission. If any of you like voting on shirt there, here is the link

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I assigned my digital painting class to do a Shakespeare play poster and I decided to do the assignment with them. I just went with the CMYK colors so this could be a 4 color print + the white or black of the paper (it would look better on black.)

I also updated the background on my website. Here is the image.
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You can see it better as a repeated pattern on my site.
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Post by Og » Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:39 pm

Mike Laughead wrote:I feel like I'm a little bit "all over the place" with my style right now. Does it seem that way?
Not to me. You seem very consistent - I'm so envious of the absolute freedom and fun your work exhibits. Love that new background.

Ugh. And also Kudos.
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Post by bluebottle » Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:32 am

wow. really hit the spot w/ the first two pictures in that post.
colour and halftone use is great on both.
'something really witty/funny or profound here!'
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