Monday, September 19, 2005

Illustration Friday - Escape


This week I wanted to do something a little different. I thought about what kinds of things you would need to escape from, and how I could make that work as a painting. What better subject than a high profile thief stealing some item of great value, stashing it in his bag and finding his escape by crashing through a window into the night air (with the safety of a climbing rope of course). I did this with ink and again did all of the color in Photoshop. Please let me know what you think. Enjoy!

Upon request, here is the original black and white version for your viewing pleasure.

14 comments:

Rin said...

i like you're style man! i think the perspective makes it interesting and i love the colours! the contrast between them and the stark blackness of the building and the thief! tis cool! i like! :)

atomicvelvetsigh said...

looks like a scene in a batman episode! hehe.. i like the darkness surrounding this illo. great work in PS too!

Simon said...

WOW. You can work miracles with Photoshop! Excellent composition and lighting/contrasts, and the pose of your thief as he leaps out is lovely.

It's a very dramatic and cool interpretation too.

rubio2d said...

Great technique, and great feeling too.
I love the contrast and the force on the pose's character.
A lot of work in this picture!
Very nice work!

Hank Nielsen said...

Very nice, looks a little bit like a Roger Brown painting.

Ray Dillon said...

Well done, man! Great lighting and composition.

Cool style. You've got a comic book feel to your work. Great site design, by the way.

carla said...

I think this is soooo cool! I like the perspective, the silhouetted figure, the light pouring out of the windows...everything. I don't suppose you could share the ink drawing? That was a fun treat last week.

Alex said...

Its beautiful, I love the light, clouds and breakglass, the motion.

Anonymous said...

Wicked! };-}

andrea said...

I love your direct, unpretentious style. ANd there's nothing more clearly an illustration of "escape" than this one!

pino said...

Again an amazing work. I love your perspectives and composition. Your works are full of adventure and exitement :)

fortwertz said...

I've noticed your work this summer and was very impressed. The processes you use to get 'there' are the ways illustation SHOULD be -- a perfect blend of hand-drawn imagery influenced by color via digital apps. The concepts are as strong as your technique. Very difficult to find that marriage, but you have it together. Strong stuff, very strong. Hat's off!

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

This is unique. The use of colours and light. Great line work.

miss sam duffy said...

excellent!