Friday, February 19, 2010

Think McFly...think this is something that I was working on for our annual St. Patty's Day party that is hosted at my partents house...there have been invitations for each year. This is the second invitation that I have done...since I have no freelance at all.
The final illustration is pretty sellable, but I like my initial sketches more (as usual). As it turns out...even my parents had requests to look younger. I really thought that there was much more character and interest in the earlier sketches, but hey, they are my parents and I love I reduced the jowels and shaved off some of the turkey waddle...and there you have it.
There are some things that I would do differently, but that will have to wait until the next time. I may add some detail to my mom's hair, and perhaps post the final card once my dad does the graphic design for it. Maybe I can dig up some old invitations as a comparison?


Tauma'oe said...

really like it man. the style is like a more realistic mike giblin to me. very clean and readable and of course pretty to the eye. im lovin the bodies

Wes said...

Where's Norm? You ought to have him as an angel playing a harp in the background.

Matthew said...

Thanks Tyson...Giblin is a hell of an artist. Still feels a little stiff to me, but I guess I need to work on that.

Wes...I thought about that, thought about an aerial view with my parents sliding down the rainbow, passing norm on a cloud on the way down...but I didn't want the idea to be too jumbled, so I went for a more straight forward approach. But maybe next year :)