Thursday, January 28, 2010

IF "Wilderness"

This is the first time that i have participated in Illustration Friday. The topic for the week was "Wilderness". Unfortunately we did this as an assignment for class and I did not have it done in time to link to IF, but is it a good warm up for the next topic. I took the approach of creating a character that I have named Sargent Mushroom. The way that i came up with this character is from seeing mushroom patches. Whenever I am going on a hike or sitting in my backyard reading I find that there is never just one mushroom but what seems to be a whole army of mushrooms.

The following is the first sketch that I created.
After I did this sketch I then decided to scan the image and use Adobe Photoshop CS4 to then colour in the image. The following is the sketch after I coloured it in.

I have now been inspired to continue on with this theme and make a few more Mushroom Army characters.



  1. Hey pj; nicely done -- I think you're onto something! Glad to hear you're thinking of developing this Mushroom Army character concept... I think its got potential. Let's talk in class about how I can help you improve your rendering technique so the art has more depth... but you're off to a strong start. :^)