Sunday, July 11, 2010

Embracing the mess of my sketches



I finished up the little sample book. 6" by 9". I did this so fast- I kept my sketches in- cleaning up only the lines that created tangents and cut thru features.  So busy with Ripple- I couldn't give it a full color teatment- so I thought about books I had as a kid- I would get them from Scholastic Book clubs.. little white softcover books- with spot colors. Colors that were not neatly applied within the lines. I dumped "Mr. Sprinkles" (Ice cream sprinkles) on the scanner to get the colors. Does it work for me? - Kinda- maybe -hope so...'cause it's done. I have to find a quick turn around printer tomorrow. And do a postcard... fast.

10 comments:

priscilla said...

Love it, love the colors and the light and airy line. More great stuff kelly!

Denise said...

Love the book Kelly! The colors are fab! I remember those Scholastic books and you're right on the money. Simple is best. You are amazing!!!

AutumnLeaves said...

These are so very cute! The colors are perfection and I am reminded of the show Cupcake Wars (which I love).

JessieBizzyBee said...

I remember those books...that is what I'm hoping to go for in my work. This is a great lil book and I do love the way it is so simple. Great job!

theartofpuro said...

Great style!Love the colours and the characters!

Eric Barclay said...

Like the loose lines and spot colors. Great characters as always!

Jmontiel said...

Great characters. I love the color!!

Gina Perry said...

Awesomely done Kelly! I love the palette and simplicity of your finish. This will make a fantastic marketing piece - good luck with printing!!!

Di said...

Love the loose breezy feel of it. This should make a great promo piece. Good luck!

Christina Rodriguez said...

I love how there's just enough background detail to get the setting across. The characters are awesome, too!