I wanted to keep this Friday’s image as simple as possible (so that I could get it done in time) and I also wanted to do a bold black and white image. The Diggle is a design from my sketchbook which I redrew in Illustrator with the pen tool and then assembled the piece in Photoshop.
With Halloween coming up I was inspired to create some Ghastly Children. This is Grinning Gilbert complete with ice pick and bone saw…
This was drawn with Sakura Microns.
I am an Edward Gorey fan so these children are also inspired by Gorey’s character designs. For inspirational reference I also used Albert Racinet’s, ‘The Historical Encyclopedia of Costumes,’ with the specific plate shown below. This is a really good book that depicts lots of great costumes.
I decided to participate in the ‘Illustration Friday‘ Blog event. This is my submission for the current topic, ‘Remote.’
This is an Illustrator image, derived from my sketchbook. Usually I color the Illustrator line work in Photoshop, but I decided to color this image in Illustrator because I’m trying to improve my Illustrator skills.