Saturday, June 23, 2012

Illustration Friday meme: Space!

 Songbird
Bluebird

I made sure to leave a lot of space around the birds so they'd stand out. :)
Just working with simple shapes and colors.  Ever see any of the Ed Emberley drawing books?  As a kid I loved how he could create anything from a horse to a pirate ship with just the simplest shapes. :D

Adobe Illustrator CS2

7 comments:

Richard Claremont said...

Yes, very nice design. You can't underestimate the value of negative space, right?

Bron Smith said...

I like your simple use of shape and color and your hard-edge design. Very nice illustration. Yes, my Trowbridge episodes are all hand-scribed.

Tomás Serrano said...

Great, Andrew! I think it's very nice style for little children books.

Roland Prinsler said...

Nice and cute! I usually forget to leave enough space around my work, I'm afraid.

Ian T. said...

These are really gorgeous. Your colour sense recalls Dick Bruna for me, though your style is different. Happy birds in their own space!

Andrew W. Moir said...

Thank you everyone, I very much appreciate all the great comments. :)

You're right Richard; negative space is a great tool in an artist's arsenal. :)

Ian: that old school retro style Bruna did for his book covers back in the day is pretty much what I aim for in a lot of my cartooning. :)

Creations By Mit said...

Love the simple shapes and bold colors! (Plus the birds are awfully cute!)