Monkey, meet Butterfly

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Re: Monkey, meet Butterfly

Post by Arrow » Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:45 pm

wow, great work, but the kids book is excellent! Just curious as to if you worked directly with a publishing company or what?

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Re: Monkey, meet Butterfly

Post by squirpy » Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:57 pm

Thanks Arrow! I worked with an author who just started his own publishing/media company. So he was self publishing the book.
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Re: Monkey, meet Butterfly

Post by campy22 » Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:24 am

...and she keeps getting better ..and better...and better....

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Re: Monkey, meet Butterfly

Post by Arrow » Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:30 pm

aaa, cool, congrats, it looks great!

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Re: Monkey, meet Butterfly

Post by squirpy » Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:27 pm

Thanks campy! That's very encouraging!

Thanks Arrow! :)

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Re: Monkey, meet Butterfly

Post by squirpy » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:03 am

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Re: Monkey, meet Butterfly

Post by dik pose » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:08 am

Very very nice work in this thread.

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Re: Monkey, meet Butterfly

Post by squirpy » Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:33 pm

Thank you!

Here's some fog and rocks.
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Re: Monkey, meet Butterfly

Post by squirpy » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:04 pm

An experiment - I did a black and white gouache sketch and then colored and painted over it in Photoshop

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Re: Monkey, meet Butterfly

Post by squirpy » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:49 am

A couple sketches from the last two days. I'd really like to take this village to finish... we'll see how that goes. I have a tough time going to a more polished image without losing the colors and life, I think.
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Re: Monkey, meet Butterfly

Post by Arrow » Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:41 pm

the gauche turned photoshop is excellent!

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Re: Monkey, meet Butterfly

Post by squirpy » Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:02 am

Thanks Arrow!

I'm still working on refining that color sketch with the huts - I've hit a bit of a roadblock with trying to handle masses of vegetation without it getting too busy or becoming too much of a pattern. Anyone have any advice on that? I've been trying to map out the overall masses and work down from there, but I dunno...
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In the mean time though, here's a sloth sketch.
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Re: Monkey, meet Butterfly

Post by squirpy » Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:50 am

Made some little dioramas that I was going to use for reference, but I ended up painting over this one for fun.
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Re: Monkey, meet Butterfly

Post by JP » Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:05 am

Very nice! The gouache one looks very finished, good work. And I like the sloths.. :)
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Re: Monkey, meet Butterfly

Post by squirpy » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:21 am

Thanks JP!

A tiger!
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