Friday, November 7, 2008

IF: Wise... in more ways than one

zdepski's pig painting, thinking
zdepski's owl sketch, turned digital via Adobe Illustrator
Mr. Piggy has a knowing look on his face... he knows how to lay low when the farmer is looking for volunteers, he zigs when the lesser swine zag. He was done in oil on a small canvas board.

Hootie the Barred Owl was quickly sketched while my brother held him, wrapped in a towel after a rescue from a barbed wire fence. He went to a raptor rescue center and released after his wing was fully healed. This conté sketch was vectorized in Illustrator when I was experimenting with the program, so I guess it's digital.

11 comments:

Lynne Chapman said...

I love the pig - really subtle colour. I don't think he looks wise though: just the opposite, like he is considering making what will prove to be a very bad decision...

Connie said...

You must be an animal lover; both these images are really moving. More please.

murphy girl said...

a fine large swine

Chad Grohman said...

Great mixing and color on the pig. Love that cool under his belly. I hope he's "terrific". Its either that or breakfast, lunch and dinner.

steve said...

very inspiring works - both off 'em!

Mike said...

excellent illustrations. The pig is outstanding. great work.

INDIGENE said...

Somehow, this reminded me of Charlotte's Web, one of my favorites! Wonderful work!

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Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

The owl is nice, the pig is spectacular! Awesome.

fenstalker said...

That pig has an odd Frazetta-esque quality. Nice work!

Jane said...

Nice drawings-I like the owl.

Vincent Juanes said...

Fantastic pig! Great work! Regards