30 April 2007

My Parents Gave Me Life, But Bill Watterson Gave Me Trees

22 comments:

Cate said...

This is great! I love the combination of the rather realistic trees with the other stylized imagery. Very nice!

Sebastien said...

Oh yeah, just beautiful. Such a wonderful style. Are you using watercolors? What's your method if I might be so bold to ask!?

Ian said...

This was a pencil sketch that I made into a vector drawing with the pen tool in Illustrator. I colored it with a bunch of custom brushes in Photoshop, but I think it would be a lot better with actual watercolor. The problem with that is the fact that I'm in a dorm right now so it's hard to do anything more complex than just drawing in a sketchbook. I can't wait until summer when I have a large room in which to work.

Sebastien said...

Oh!!! Very cool, thanks for explaining, I was very curious... amazing you can get those effects on the pc... Good thing summer is just around the corner, I look forward to seeing the work you are going to do!!!

Arkonbey said...

Nicely done. Bill Watteson mixed with a little Sgt. Pepper.

One great thing about Bill that made him different than most comic artists: he kept improving his art. He didn't rely on easy icons.

He could sure draw trees. And trails. Oh, to be able to mountain bike in Calvin's neighborhood, yes?

Danny said...

I just made this my desktop wallpaper, it's really cool.

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