The theme for Illustration Friday this week was “Explore”.
The first thing that came to mind was a team of people spelunking in a mysterious cave with some light effects from the flashlight. The color scheme was part and parcel with this idea.
But something happened along the way, and the idea changed to a two-part picture of a guy exploring an attic. I’m not sure whose attic it’s supposed to be.
I eventually sat myself down to draw. The first step was plotting out my color schemes. The contrasting warm and cool hues in either scene was part of the whole concept.
The other challenge I posed myself was to avoid outlines in the final product. The pictures were meant to be a little more “painterly” than my other digital drawings. This goal was largely met, though not completely.
There are some very nice parts to each of these drawings, while the contrasting “finish” between them is a tiny bit jarring. My favorite details are the spider webs and cast light in the first one, the bright highlights, the dog, and the mouse in the second one.
What are *your* favorite details?