Saturday, September 16, 2006

Change

For the first time in ages, my doodling and messing around on the mac at home has conjured up a character I feel kind of proud about. Its a change of style, but as I flick through my sketchbook I find that its also natural evolution. I like the way the background is influenced by my experience of card design working for Riverdale Publishing and how the textures I started to use in previous posts has progressed and I'm using them in a more sophisticated way. She is still cute though! I suppose I can't help myself! And Japanese-esque. I lurve Japanese character art. I picked up my Yoshitomo Nara postcard book before starting this and it shows. He also uses a lot of texture in his paintings. Even the kitty is cute, though he has a moody little face on him.

22 comments:

JO said...

She's really cute, but so is your entire blog. I remembered your dance ( with the purple hair), loved it.

annax said...

She is adorable!! What a lovely illo!

Goomie said...

Cute! I love her hair, and the bow on the kitty.

Goomie said...

Cute! Love her hair and the bow on the kitty.

Alina Chau said...

beautiful and lovely!

Garreth said...

Whilst I like both characters, and can see a definite chalk-and-cheese combo emerging, the cat's my favourite. The headband gives him a Street Fighter II-ish feel as well, which is always good!

Also, whilst it's quite subtle in its level of difference, the texture of this piece really marks this out. Not only have you proved able to tackle many styles, but there is a tracable evolution in your processes, clearly visible through the blog as well as your other work.

I'm impressed, in case you were wondering!

Garreth said...

Whilst I like both characters, and can see a definite chalk-and-cheese combo emerging, the cat's my favourite. The headband gives him a Street Fighter II-ish feel as well, which is always good!

Also, whilst it's quite subtle in its level of difference, the texture of this piece really marks this out. Not only have you proved able to tackle many styles, but there is a tracable evolution in your processes, clearly visible through the blog as well as your other work.

I'm impressed, in case you were wondering!

Annie said...

Very cute!

tusen said...

aww, cute :)

Quincy Wong said...

Cool picture looks like a development from your profile pic. I like the moody little cat. You should make your own greeting cards. You like Junko Mizuno?

natural attrill said...

Hello, this is like a combination of your 2 styles, it has a flat digital feel and the big fluffy hair which has become more controlled. I like the textures you use, and I like the small elements drifting off the top of the image.
Missing your birds though.....
Penny.

Malin H said...

Hi! This is a very nice blog! Like your style. In this illo you have combined such beautiful colours. Like it.
/M

ValGalArt said...

Darling!

Sweet Pea said...

Lovely, sweet image and the textures make it sing :)

buep said...

Beautiful image. I like the textures you used. She is adorable :)

the enigma said...

so sweet! kind of reminded me of old style illustration i used to love.

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Great character! Such sweetness.

Halloweenville said...

oh my!! i do love this very much! and the kitty's expression is priceless!!

Diane Duda said...

Love everything about this! The characters, the background, the little flowers...just perfect.

Ellen said...

Cute character Marisa! Nice change!!

mrs. b. said...

so soft and charming! love the kitty whiskers!

lil kim said...

nice work!