Monday, May 10, 2010

Fearless... my journey into digital art


For several years I've played around with a little digital art here and there, but never really dove into it. I'm a very hands on person, I love touching the artwork, getting paint on my hands, and using pencils and bushes. But awhile back I was contacted to see about coming up with a digital ibook for the iPad.

I decided to do it digitally so it would be easier to manipulate and animate. After a couple weeks, I really got into it and feel like I'm finding my way to a great style. The book I'm working on is called "Philippe's Wish" and should be out later this year through "ibookkids". It is about Philippe, a dapper little dog who sets out into the night sky to catch a star and make a wish on it. A very fearless little character. Above is a sample of one of the pages.

So thanks for checking it out, and if you have an iPad, watch for the book and I'll put up another post when it comes out!

16 comments:

Erin said...

I am just starting with digital art and am loving it. I would never stop getting my hands dirty with real paint and various mediums but digital does have its advantages. I do have an iPad and will definitely be watching for your book to come out.

Congrats! And I love all your artwork.

Ginger*:) said...

fThis is lovely. As a "tradigital" artist I enjoy the hands on and the digital and mix them together often. Although my work is always finished digitally there are varying degrees of traditional in the mix. After using Painter for over 10 years and the Wacom intuos tablets, I seem to have found a very happy co-existence between the two forms.

I was especially drawn to this image for the color, design and peacefulness. Your work is lovely.

k.h.whitaker said...

this is lovely

Muffin said...

I really like this illustration! beautiful colors. :) Also - how cool to make an ibook for children! I have to look more into that. :)

IVYALLOVER said...

Isn't it wonderful to have the option to work both traditionally and digitally? Keep going with it - this illustration is lovely. :)

Roberto said...

very good, the colour is amazing!!
good work.

JNESS said...

It's a beautiful place you created. Wonderful art!

Johana Venessa said...

Extremely lovely, the colors are magical.

woody said...

Thank you everyone! It is reassuring to know that people enjoy this style, this is the first paying job using digital work like this.

I've still yet to get a Wacom, and I'm only using Photoshop, but sometimes I suppose it can be good to limit yourself so you don't get overwhelmed with choices!

Jack Foster said...

Hey Woody! Great work with photoshop! Your skills are already terrific! I love this illustration! Great color choices. So calm and dreamy. Nice. Good luck with the iBook amd the digital work... but don't stop getting your hands dirty...:o)

Vincent Desjardins said...

Very beautiful image. I love the night time color scheme.

Juliana Fonseca said...

What a beautiful job. I loved the colors and style ... pretty much the same!
kiss!

Marion Eldridge said...

Loved the piece and your description of the story. I also really enjoyed your etsy pieces. Beautiful work!

lil kim said...

gorgeous - and what an exciting project. your style has translated really well!

Heather Hanlin said...

Really cool Woody. Looks like digital is working just fine for your style. Cool about the i-book.

The Jessica said...

It's so RAD and the colors are amazing. Can't wait to see it finished!