Monday, December 22, 2008

Illustration Friday-- Voices

3D Max, Photoshop, Illustrator

The angel girl and baby Jesus are 3D. 3D isn't my strong suit, but I think they came out nice.

The background is a digital photo of two pillows; one to represent ground, the other sky. I used extreme selective focus to allow everything except the piece of ground the cradle is on to blur. I took the photo into Photoshop and beat on the color until I hit something I thought would work.

The stars and text are Illustrator. I created one star, then used the scatter brush option so I could simply draw a few paths and multiple stars would appear.
The text is Nueva Std bold, with a drop shadow behind it.

The Bible verse comes from the gospel of Luke, where he relates the astounding miraculous details surrounding and including the birth of our Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Luke also wrote the book of Acts, and is renowned for his historical accuracy and details.

Merry Christmas. :)

16 comments:

K Spoering said...

This is terrific! Love that 3-D effect!

aeneadellaluna said...

ohh I love the 3d characters :P the angel is getting ready to wake up baby jesus LOL..

Happy Holidays

Bron Smith said...

I really like your 3D work. Outstanding.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

This is what it is all about for sure! I love what you did for voices. OOOH I just love it! great work. Love that 3D effect on it too. You really did your thing with this one. I'm so glad that you like the illustration posted for from my blog. Thanks so much for your comments. I wish you and your family the very best that God has to offer you for the New Year. Merry Christmas my friend. Enjoy every single moment!

Dave said...

This one, like the rest of the work you have here, is fantastic!

Andrew W. Moir said...

Wow!! Thank you every one for all the great comments!

nancy said...

Beautiful image! I don't remember if I've said before, but i really really like that you explain how you did it. Nice. :)
Happy Holidays!

Sara said...

Thank you very much for explain the whole process!

Andrew W. Moir said...

Thank you Nancy and Sara! I'm glad that people get something out of the explanations, possibly in helping to create their own art. :)

Pea said...

lovely beautiful and cute illustration!Love the way you have done it!

Andrew W. Moir said...

Thank you Pea! You have lots of nice work on your 2 blogs. :)

Tomás Serrano said...

Andrew, I wish you a happy 2009!
I like your Angel and baby Jesus and your explanations, but I have a question: Did you put both together in 3D?
Thank you.

Andrew W. Moir said...

Tomas: Thank you, and I hope you have a great 2009 also. :)

The angel and baby Jesus were both created in the same 3D file. I made the angel first, creating only the side you see, not the other side. The baby Jesus is basically only a head and nose, the blanket, sides of the cradle, and a few pieces of hay sticking out. Thanks for asking. :)

Eric Barclay said...

Nice 3-D work! The angel would make a nice glass ornament, or heck the whole thing would be a great 'real' nativity.

Happy new year!

SCOTT BURROUGHS said...

Hey Andrew- great work and great blog! It's always fun finding Christian Illustrators (especially one of your caliber) mixing up art and Christ:) Keeping it going!

Andrew W. Moir said...

Thanks Eric and Scott! You're two of my favorite artists, and getting compliments from you mean a lot. :)
I do more Christ-themed writing than I do drawing, over at my other blog:
http://bibletrue.blogspot.com