Friday, November 03, 2006

Illustration Friday - Smoke

Stoking Small Biz

Cover and inside spread for America's Community Banker magazine. This was a combination of an oil painting scanned and then worked on top of in Illustrator. Then those Illustrator shapes are exported into Photoshop. I wanted to use the mediums for what they are best at.

Oils - natural texture, brush strokes
Illustrator - exact, sharp, easily edited detailed shapes with gradients
Photoshop - combining the two together, the smoke and final color adjustment.

Stoking Small Biz - detail

14 comments:

Ellen said...

WOW! The detail in the furnace is amazing!

frank h said...

a masterwork!

clap clap clap!!!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

wonderful illustration

Bearuh said...

This reminds me of the big mural done by I think diego rivera or something like that? You did a really good job..

paula said...

Ooh...I can feel the heat! Masterful illustration, and I appreciate the info on how you used the digital software.

Graham McArthur said...

Good one, Jay

Geninne said...

Clap, clap, clap...I'm clappin' with Frank H.

Jeannette said...

Incredible work!

Evan said...

beautiful piece. I like the use of traditional painting mixed with digital painting.

Michelle Lana said...

great work!

LDahl said...

It looks HOT, good illo!!!

Michele Melcher Illustration said...

nice work!

albina said...

Wonderful combination of texture and color – Hot illo! I am curious what the article was about…

Jay said...

Wow! Thank you all for your kind comments!