Saturday, November 11, 2006

abe

playing with a different way to draw, with vertical lines, rather than the typical organic flow that usually comes out.

7 comments:

r_sail said...

ooh... vertical lines are hard. I can't draw at all like that.

kinda looks like half tone... or zip-a-tone.

I love the old timey logo... did you make it or is it a real bourbon company?

Ester said...

It actually is a real label sticker. I integrated 3 elements together here in Photoshop using the "darken" feature, so it became see-thru (the paper of that sticker was cream colored like the background)

I'm curious now - I don't know what zip-a-tone is...??

Ester said...

wow - I just looked that up, that's a really cool element to add to artwork. I'm going to have to try that as tranfer!

BGOZ said...

I remember doing this kind of illustration in high school. It's a great technique, if you have the patience for it. I was looking at some art books the other day, and came across a pencil color book. The author used only vertical lines when creating the pieces (made it more photo-realistic or something). I'm more the contour line kinda person, it seemed kinda wierd but the pieces were very realistic.

Great job on ol' honest there.

:)=

Ester said...

yeah, it's strange how vertical lines can make it seem more cohesive, looking more like a photo. Maybe it has to do with the way the brain organizes the image, and like r_sail said, it's kind of halftone quality, which is what is used in newsprint photos, making those images very believable. Strange...maybe it's something to explore more.

JLB said...

What a fun experiment - I like the results!

r_sail said...

You can buy zip-a-tone sheets to apply to the actual page... or you can take a grey layer in photoshop, and half tone it to get the same effect. I do the latter, as it's free!

Thanks for the link over to my blog! : )