Illustration Friday: Balloon

Luckily my kids are at the age where balloons are the best possible gift.

For this illustration, this was my process:

  • Drawn with pencil
  • Outlined with black pen
  • Scanned and colored in Photoshop
  • Computer freaked out on me and deleted parts of my drawing.
  • I decided to leave it as is

*second version here



ArtSparker said...

Very handsome treatment & color combo

INDIGENE said...

Wonderful color composition and really sweet sentiment. I love the minimalist approach.


K Spoering said...

I really like this! A lovely simple approach to a simple topic... perfect.

get zapped said...

This is so sweet. The little boy's expression is of pure wonder and love. Nice execution despite the computer pitfalls!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

so very, very true. I remember when all my daughter wanted was a red balloon now it's computer laptops, ipods, and Wii stations. This is a great illo. I really like the style.

Danyell said...

I like it with the simplified color. It makes it looks a bit like a silkscreen print. That kid's face is wonderful.

steve said...

Love the angle and very well drawn and colored!

Katie said...

That is a good age. My children are going nuts over the Nintendo Wii. Great illustration.

nava_jo said...

I need Photoshop. And you near me to give me photoshop advice. :) I really like this drawing.