According to Illustration friday, this weeks word is 'Swamp.' Now, as soon as I heard this I immediately thought of the obvious .. you know the murky water, a place where you definitely don't want to be.
During several weekends ago, I got very sick, which in result cause me to watch a good amount of t.v as I couldn't move from the couch. One of the shows I watched was swamp people. It's about people from Louisiana that go out on their boats, kill alligators, tag them, get paid, etc. I was really interested in this. As I like watching shows with animals, not particularly fond of killing them, but in this case it's to keep the population down due to them being a threat to people nearby.
So, for my illustration friday, I knew I wanted to do something different then my theme of ' make-up ads.' I wanted to explore some drawing with my tablet some more, so I whipped up a little 'poster.'
First I started out with the drawing of an alligator with it's mouth opened, the idea was that it would be swimming in the water, slightly splashing up, so I didn't draw too much more of it.
Next I coloured/ shaded the alligator, and added 'tall grass' in the background and murky, green water around it, splashing up. Making it look like a generic 'swamp.'
I then started to add lighter shades to the water , i wanted it to stand out a bit more from the background and later would add effects to the water.
I then added a texture to the alligator to give it a more 'scale-like' appearance to the skin, and added texture to the water to make it look rough and 'splashy.'
Last thing was to add text. I wanted to keep it the same colour as the ground, but added a bevel and emboss to ensure that it would stand out enough.
This is my final.
Hope you all like it, and be back with the next Illustrationfriday.com word soon!