Saturday, February 17, 2007

Gravity #2 (and Ian Sands old school style)



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This is an old illustration I did for a SCBWI contest two Octobers ago. Wow, that's a long time ago! My style has changed a bit, eh?

This was the assignment:

Illustrate a scene showing a child or teen getting ready for the new school year.



I came in second place, over taken by Jennifer Morris.

I would have gotten away with it if it weren't for you meddling kids!

10 comments:

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

that kid is really testing gravity... like the energy of this

ksklein said...

what wonderful colors! beautiful.

JO said...

This is really cute, love your others as well. Very cool style and use of color.

studio lolo said...

Ian, are you familiar with the illustrator Stephen Gammel? (Will's Mammoth, etc.) Your style reminds me of his. Huge compliment btw!

karen lee said...

It is amazing how far you've come. You were so cartoony. You had the energetic line in this but you use it to better effect now. It's kinda nice to go back in order to see how much you've progressed.

Karen

Paige Keiser said...

Love this! wonderful pen and ink work and so colorful!

steve said...

Awesome work ian! Your work has a great energy about it. Good luck with the art teaching too man.

Michelle Lana said...

Great work...awesome lines~

Halloweenville said...

wow - really beautiful work

Nicole Brekelbaum said...

Love the sketchy look. Works well for you.