Friday, September 01, 2006

The Roaring Twenties

Did this for the "Roaring Twenties" girls jam on the Drawing Board. This one was a lot of fun since the style I chose was a bit of a departure from the norm for me. It was especially fun creating the aged and tattered look. Hopefully it all turned okay! (And yes, I do apologize that the whole thing revolves around a corny pun...they're so hard to resist sometimes...)
--Andrew


And here are the pencil prelims, pieced together from two separate sketches.

7 comments:

Goobeetsablog said...

excellent

most excellent
pun and all

-brian

ps There's a roaring 20's thread
on the old DB- whoa...I might have to join in:)

Jessica said...

Haha, love it! Looks really good. The distressing of the photo looks great! I like this style.

DW said...

Great subject. I love the lady's pose. (and always nice to see your pencil versions) :)

DICK! said...

I love the aging you did. Did you use blending or did you age it by hand?

Andrew said...

Thanks for the kind comments, one and all.

And Dick, to answer your question, I achieved the aged look by scanning the cover of a yellowed and tattered old book I have, selected just the tatters, tears and stains, and dropping them on top of the art. Then some more tweaking, etc.

qosmiq said...

Great illustration and that used retro look is simply fantastic!

STEPHEN said...

This is awesome; reading a buncha stuff from that era on both British and American side / Paris for class this semester.