Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Riding the mighty Locust Fork

Here's another screen print from the children book I’m working on. One page needed a train going over a river, so I thought I'd make a little cameo appearance with some of my pals. (I'm the one with the red fro) One of the best rivers in Alabama for whitewater rafting is the Locust Fork River. Folks come from all over the south to float these cool waters and enjoy the majestic scenery. When I’m not at my computer working I’m usually trying to find somebody to go down it with me. Hopefully when I get more time I can illustrate all my little crazy adventures.


Blogger Randy said...

Not sure I like the sharp black shadows between the pants and your legs, but overall a fun piece. Perhaps the shadow color from the other flesh tones on your character would make this transition a bit better?

Anyhow, fun stuff as usual. You got my email, right?


9:21 PM  
Blogger Chris_Garrison said...

Gorgeous as always! I love the diagonal sunbeams and the contours of the water coming over the rocks. What's in the box? Lunch?

Is this really just a detail from a shot of the bridge above? Are y'all gonna be tiny or what?

9:21 PM  
Blogger Chris_Garrison said...

Randy, you commented at the exact same time as me.

I guess if we're trying to be constructive, I can come up with one comment. I wouldn't put the curved legs of the guy in back in the same piece with all those regular, non-rubber-hose style arms and legs. That's like 2 different universes colliding. But that's just me. Most folks won't notice or think anything about it.

9:28 PM  
Blogger Todd Oman said...

Nice work, really like the colors.

11:29 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Yeah, your designs are great!

7:22 AM  
Blogger Heath said...

Thanks again for the crits Randy and Garrison! Keep em coming!

G, this little section will be fairly small on the page. I do see what you are saying though. I probably will make some changes later on. I'm still not too happy with it yet.

10:15 AM  
Blogger Tom Bancroft said...

Rob says you look cute. I think you are being a little kind to yourself since you are the only one with muscles. Ego, ego, ego. Your hair is higher than that too.:)

11:31 AM  
Blogger Seppo said...

I'm a fan of your work.I love the use of the textured brushes in Photoshop. My only critism is the area with your oar. It's color blends with the interior of the bridge and get's lost with all the brown tonesc in the left area...but who am I to judge. I can't paint to save my life:)

7:08 PM  
Blogger Jason said...

Sup Heath? What a way to immortalize you and your buds! This'll be fun little addition to the final product. It's got a nice sense of motion. I await the finished product. Keep it up! (If, and only if, it were a bigger stand alone piece, I'd love to see the 'bouncy' guy show more of why/how he's bouncing. But seeing as it's going to be a small cameo, no worries mate!)

12:19 AM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

AWESOME page!! Can't wait to see more!

5:44 PM  
Blogger justinpatrickparpan said...

Man, I really envy your illustration work. The scope and scale of the spaces you create are amazing, and the same goes for your color palette. When should we expect this book to be in stores, because I desperately won’t a copy!!!
Have a swell weekend,

2:27 PM  
Blogger MickFred said...

swet stuff the coversd are great too.... i like the silouette white one but I have been wrong before so make up your own mind you
good good

11:34 AM  
Blogger Scott Tolleson said...

That's a damn skippy Illustration if I do say so myself. If the entire book is this sweet I'm going to have to break down and buy it! Congrats!

7:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heath, I love your art. I don't know if you've ever listened to They Might Be Giants, but I thought you would enjoy the various styles of animation on their venue songs videos. You can watch them at http://www.tmbg.com/venue.html.
-Randy Hayes (not the same one you have linked from your blog though)

2:23 PM  
Blogger Randy said...

Yes, that's right, I am Randy the Original!

Interesting to know I'm not the only one with the name, though...



12:46 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Wow! Great stlye Heath!

12:44 AM  
Blogger Jav said...

Once again, the textures you get into these is just amazing... Great job Heath...

2:49 AM  
Blogger Randy Siplon said...

You're doing some mighty fine work!

4:05 AM  
Blogger flipstudios said...

Heath, thanks for your comments on my blog. I love your style. I'm gonna have to get that book for my son... or me. Cheers,


10:40 PM  
Blogger I Love My Dickens Cider said...

Your style is so.....retro I guess. Good stuff.

9:49 AM  

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