Tanned Girl

Tanned Girl
Tanned Girl

I have no idea who the beautiful girl is in this illustration unfortunately. The illustration was created entirely in Adobe Illustrator. I used mesh gradients to achieve the hyper realistic skin shading.

The contrast of the left image to the right was a subtle nice and nasty contrast. The girl on the left is paler, less overt and more angelic. She has bikini ‘white bits’ showing she has an element of dignity. The girl on the left in contrast is tanned and, although almost exactly the same image, looks more outgoing. The darker skin tone and lack of tan lines suggest promiscuity and lack of shame.

I could have worked on it more in Photoshop but I wanted the image to be entirely vector and therefore completely scalable.

Goodbye Summer Love

goodbye summer love
Goodbye Summer Love

An image created in Adobe Illustrator. My attempt with this illustration was to try and portray dewey eyed sadness. The idea was that a summer romance was cut short and she knows she’ll never be with the man she loved so briefly.

The muted pale blues allow the stronger reds to dominate the scene linking the lips to the distant plane.

Girl Watercolour

Girl Watercolour
Girl Watercolour

This was a study and attept to digitally create a simple watercolour image using Adobe Photoshop. Many brushes were used in various layers to create the effective watercolour texture.

A gradient multiply overlay was used to add the colour wash from pink, through red, to plum.

Free as a Bird

Free as a Bird
Free as a Bird

I’m not sure if there is a legal age limit for driving a boat but the kid in the original photo of this didn’t seem to care.

The expression on his face is one of enjoyment and slight trepidation. Happy for now, but if anything goes wrong he’ll quickly rethink what he was doing at the helm.

Created in Adobe Illustrator I kept the colour pallette  of the background to muted greys and blues to allow the young lad with his, quite frankly, cool as hell hair to stand out.

Kiss Like a Fish

kiss like a fish
kiss like a fish

The subject of this image was very fond of the fish he caught. He wanted it imortalised into a cool illustration.

Adobe Illustrator was used to carefully trace around every contour. To keep a modern feel to the image, only block colours were used. All sense of material warping and folding was achieved with simple lines.

I’m especially happy with the hair of the guy in this image. It can be very theraputic tracing around spiky or messy hair.

I’m not sure whether the man and fish are still together, I may have heard a rumour that they bought a house and were trying for kids. I wish them and their nmermaid offspring well.