Saturday, December 08, 2007

Some Illustrations In Acrylics




This is the style I used when I first started illustrating. Then I found it was much too complicated to keep up with fast deadlines and get enough work done each year to make a living. Now I reserve it for personal projects. These are from a picture book story I wrote a while ago...I was thinking of digging it up and sending it off.

7 comments:

Gina Perry said...

Really lovely work! I can see how time consuming this style might be but it's wonderful. I love the noir look to the story/character.

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

Wow paige!!! You are soo talented in many ways! This style is great too. I can tell it is time consuming but is amazing that you can deliver these two styles so brilliantly! Good luck with this one, I'm sure they'll love it :o)

John Nez said...

I think the nice think about that style is the deep color saturation levels. Takes longer to accomplish I'd guess, which is a problem with those fast deadlines.

Great to hear you're getting lots of new work! When it rains it pours....

:0)

Shena said...

WOW! These are awesome!

June said...

This is a lovely rich style Paige. You could perhaps keep it for those special trade books, and ask for more $ due to the time it takes.
Good to be so versatile... clever you!

Phyllis Harris said...

The top two look William Joyce-ish. Really nice. And yes, I agree the acrylics take longer, at least for me.

This would be a good style to do for trade PB's. But that being said, I also LOVE the fun, light-hearted, bright water color style you do which would also work for the trade PB's, IMO.

crystal driedger said...

really wonderful work. I know it's hard to keep up to deadlines but I see this wonderful new side of you that shouldn't be held back. This style of illustration is so special: quiet and soft and thoughtful. There's so much to say within the simplicity of these images (even though there is more suggested detail work). Of course, I adore every style you create but hope to see this side of you more often.