Illustration Friday – Vacant

6 Nov

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Here’s my illustration Friday entry for the word ‘vacant’. It’s not fully inked and it’s actually a quickie coloring job, but it something I can call some sort of finished, which is nice. The deadline that Illustration Friday gives me is a Godsend. I think might be my first Illustration Friday drawing without a person in it. Yeah! I need to work more on drawing rooms, backgrounds, settings, environments… It’s something that really adds to a picture of a person, and can be interesting as subject matter in itself. You really have to practice to build up a visual memory for this kind of stuff. When you have a mental inventory filled with many specific details to suggest the exact setting you want when you’re drawing, that’s ideal.

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6 Responses to “Illustration Friday – Vacant”

  1. doni conner November 6, 2008 at 3:53 am #

    the green is like the glow of a lonely vacancy sign…

  2. ronald pd brandt November 6, 2008 at 9:01 am #

    i love the narrative sense that can be achieved in drawings of rooms with no people in them, and you’ve hit “vacant” out of the park with this one. nice work!

    on my blog, you asked about ben katchor–i took a “comic strip workshop” class with him at the school of visual arts in manhattan. he made us do a lot of quick comics, usually no more than two pages. his lesson ideas were inventive and thoughtful, and his class made me fall in love with comics as an art form, whereas i had only been in “like” with them prior to that.

  3. Muualla November 6, 2008 at 9:27 am #

    I really like this. The space is so cool and the color really adds to a calm feeling. The TV at the front catches your eye at first and then your eyesight moves up the room, well done! The perspective seems correct, too.

  4. Richard November 6, 2008 at 11:14 am #

    cool idea – great use of limited color.

  5. Susan November 6, 2008 at 12:50 pm #

    Somewhere in Tom Waits’ america

  6. studio lolo November 10, 2008 at 4:38 pm #

    I like this a lot. And the aqua has such a great retro feel to it.
    Tom Waits “Closing Time” is in my CD player in the car, so I agree with Susan 🙂

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