Thursday, 29 January 2009

Crouching Tiger.....









Here's what I'm working on at the moment. This is part of an illustration to go into a range of calendars for next years market. It's been a while since I was able to draw something that wasn't a human character or a cutesy type creature so I actually enjoyed doing it. To prove this point I fell into an old commercial illustrators trap, I spent way too long on it! Time is of the essence when you have deadlines and unless you're a genius and have work coming out of your eye-sockets then you should always be preparing for the next commission or promotional sendout whilst working on your current job. I always do the best I can but sometimes I'd love to have more time to work on a piece but this rarely happens. If you enjoy adding and improving all the time then you're really losing valuable time from the next bit of work lined up so I really should have controlled myself more and cut back.
Still, saying that, it was good for my soul so I have no real regrets....and now as the old saying goes, it's back to the drawing board as I have an army of human characters and cutesy type creatures to design......sigh!

6 comments:

Chris.P said...

Love it Goth. Yep,these illo's Sheer Kahn take a long time:¬)

...ok that pun was a bit of a stretch.

natural attrill said...

Grrrreat Tiger Goth!
I know what you mean about commercial work and having to watch the time you spend on things, but sometimes it's also good to get really involved in things and enjoy yourself too.
I'll keep an eye out for calendars at the nec, see if I can spot any of your illos!
P.x

Magpie Magic said...

The tiger is fab! I can see why it would have been fun to draw and you spent lots of time playing with it. We all need to 'play' now and again, all work is no good for the soul.

fhiona galloway said...

sounds like a fab job!
BTW your black background with white type is really eye popping...I find I've got lines in my eyes after coming off you blog!:0((

Sue said...

Oooo, grrrreat stuff! I love your style...such economy of line!

Caroline B said...

Terrific tiger! I know what you mean about 'wasting' time on a piece when there are others waiting in the wings - would be so nice to have that luxury once in a while!