Saturday, 8 March 2008

Illustration Friday - "Garden"

Look what I discovered at the bottom of the garden... I know, it's the Cottingley Fairies incident all over again. I'll nip that in the bud - this is a fake!


The creature is ©Marketing and Promotional Services.
The background is ©Kevin Levell


I was experimenting with different background treatments for the PODZ creatures. On the collector cards they only ever appeared on abstracted and thematic backgrounds. I wanted to ground them in reality a bit more and I think the undergrowth helps this creature. Perhaps more other-worldly flora would be more appropriate, but it might distract also and end up too alien.

13 comments:

matt dawson said...

works for me Kev...I'm playing round with jungle foliage today so it's nice to see how well you've handled the background/surroundings on this one! Great colouring too.

michael said...

the background colours really help to bring attention on the creature. really nice work.

Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

Beautiful and a little freaky too!

Rrramone said...

What a cool critter!

demonpack said...

Love the detail in this piece.

Stephani said...

Nope! Keep it as it is! Your background already is ethereal enough. I love it.

van dyke said...

Interesting piece - keep experimenting although I like this as is. Creature looks like someone I once dated in college, Whew, glad those years are over. Nice work.

Bee said...

Great background, really enhances the creature. The trees give just the right hint of the 'other-worldly' feel.

Phil said...

One word...

Lush.

Moyse said...

Great work again Kevin, great talking to you as well.

Chris Chuckry said...

Nice creature. I like your foliage too.

cheers!

Tracy said...

This is beautiful! Even that little fella has a beautiful air about him. :)

dugbuddy said...

hokey smokes what a solution. Great work. soft touch and attention to detail wins everytime. -db