Sunday, 18 May 2008

Monster Raving Loony Party!

Here's some of my latest illo's, three lil' monster's brought forward from the depths of Hell.....or at least Middlesbrough, which let's be honest is damn well close enough! They were all done in Illustrator so I'm keeping to my promise of getting as much practise in as possible. I'm starting to find it a bit easier to use now although there's still a load of functions that I just can't seem to get my around yet.
I've just got a new little commission so I'm going back to Photoshop for the next few days, I must admit that I'm looking forward to it! You just can't beat plugging into the ol'P.C., listening to Radio 7 re-runs of the Goons, cup of black coffee, pack of Hobnobs, and away I go.................

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Illustrator Versus Photoshop....FIGHTTT!!!!!!!!!!

This is one of my latest pieces, all done in Illustrator. I don't normally use this program, I tend to stick with Adobe Photoshop but lately, I feel like the greetings card market is dropping the more 'formal' type illustrations for a more stylized image. So, with this in mind I've decided to get some much needed practice in.

All in all, I'm quite happy with the final result but I most admit to prefering Photoshop, I feel like you can beef up your work and achieve some nice effects and I really feel more in control of that program than Illustrator. Still, I will try to do the odd illo in vectors just to keep up to speed.