Monday, November 16, 2009

Big Boss Man

For Illustration Friday's Unbalanced. Usually the old man gets a little crazy around mid-week, but Nerble takes it in stride.
Adobe Illustrator CS2
Adobe Illustrator /PhotoshopWeathered version: I exported the Illustrator file as a tiff, then opened it in Photoshop. I opened a photo I'd taken of a cracked asphalt sidewalk, then dragged and dropped it onto my illustration. I blended the texture into the main illustration using the Multiply filter, then manipulated the transparency until the illustration still dominated but the texture showed through just enough.
I changed the background into a layer, then added a layer underneath the illustration layer, and turned the color to brown. I erased some of the illustration layer to let the brown background show through. Then I created some additional distress drawing cracks, highlights and shadows the Dodge and Burn tools. :)

20 comments:

Tomás Serrano said...

Andrew, I like your little "egg" man, he´s like a bird, ha, ha, ha. He´s atanding up so well...

trevor dalmer said...

hi andrew. thx for visiting my blog. ur stuff is great! super talented man. pencil sketches below are beautiful. ur jess simpson caricature is perfect, made me laugh!

Hence72 said...

pleased to meet you

great work

come pay a visit some time

dthaase said...

wow - great work, fantastic illustration

buep said...

Fantastic style and expression in this one. I also like your "how to do it" part :)

Shirley said...

Andrew! This is super! And it's really cool to read of how you developed the 2nd version..wonderful to read of the process. I wanted to thank you for stopping by my little blog and for your kind comments. Your work is so fun to check out and follow...I shall be back. Have a wonderful week!

Mônica said...

This is so cool, Andrew... I like both versions, and it's amazing to learn about your process, how you get such great textures on your work. Super well done!

Jack Foster said...

Hey Andrew, I ended up scrolling your whole blog page. You are so versatile. Amazing stuff here. Love your clean crisp style!

Ken said...

hey great work you got going on here! I really like that inking style on your illustration below

Dayle's Painted Diary-Dayle Dodwell said...

Thanks wasn't sure how many would get it. Great work.

Andrew W. Moir said...

Thank you everyone for your great kind words, especially from some incredibly talented illustrators! :)

k.h.whitaker said...

this is great, you are very talented and thanks for visiting and "feeding" my blog!

Kay Aker said...

Really effective! Thanks for explaining your process.

Bron Smith said...

Great job, as usual. I wish I knew both Illustrator and Photoshop. I have to do everything in Photoshop.

the enigma said...

cool works here!

Faruffa said...

love these characters, the little egg man is genial ... great style!!!

Nicky Linzey said...

Great drawing skills - I love both versions.

damon said...

very cool

nice pose

戴佩妮Penny said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.

Andrew W. Moir said...

Thank you everyone for all your wonderful comments! It's good to know people like my art. :)