Friday, August 08, 2008

In Color - Raj Test Painting

Well I got to bed and woke up at 4:30 am with creative energies that kept me from falling back asleep. I knew it had something to do with the drawing left unpainted on my desk. Was it going to come out alright? Would I be able to get the sunlit room effect I was hoping for? At last I got up and worked from 5 am - 7 am to complete it, felt happy with the results and finally fell back into a much more restful slumber. I can post these without any copyright issues since they aren't going to end up in the book.

I've been really drawn(no pun intended) to pen/ink and watercolor illustrations lately so I'll probably test that type of style out as well.


Phyllis Harris said...

I really like the way the characters stand out in the midst of what's going on in the background. That's not easy to do.Great job, Paige!

Eric Orchard said...

I really love this! Your drawing seems stronger than ever and even more charming.

Paige Keiser said...

Thanks Phyllis! I'm still not sure what direction I want to go with this book style wise, but this time around no matter what the style, I want to try to be more adventurous with how I use color. Especially by using a limited palette and dark and light colors to convey depth/mood.

Eric thanks so much for the comment on my drawing - I'm so happy to hear that!

Mônica said...

I really like this style (as you know!) and I think this illustration came out wonderfully! I love the colors, the light coming in the window, and how you handled the shadows. I'm already in love with Raj!