Illustrations/Sean Cooke

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Illustrations/Sean Cooke

Post by seancooke » Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:20 pm

Hey guys!

Just joined, so I thought I'd show you some of my illustrations. :)

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Post by Magnus Rex » Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:36 pm

Good stuff! I like "The Easy Does It" image.

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Re: Illustrations/Sean Cooke

Post by squirpy » Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:17 pm

I really like that last one - I'm a sucker for that faux poster thing, especially with those colors. Those robots in the first one are pretty great as well. I checked out your site as well - such cool ships on there!
I keep a sketchblog here

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Re: Illustrations/Sean Cooke

Post by campy22 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:29 am

That's super cute!

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Re: Illustrations/Sean Cooke

Post by Magnus Rex » Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:55 pm

Is this all digital? It looks so warm and handcrafted!

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Re: Illustrations/Sean Cooke

Post by seancooke » Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:37 pm

Thanks guys!

Mostly digital. Partly. :)

For my work here and for most on my site I sketch then ink a linework drawing, scan and color in photoshop. Usually I'll tint the work and/or add a hint of a paper texture to "soften" it.

Lately I started messing around with the final images by grabbing one of the channels and pushing it over a couple of pixels to simulate a misreg of sorts. I really dig the look, but don't know how long I'm gonna keep doing that.

That last fake poster image above: I messed with the channels... it does give a warm, old printed book feel to it.

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Re: Illustrations/Sean Cooke

Post by Magnus Rex » Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:37 pm

seancooke wrote:Thanks guys!

Mostly digital. Partly. :)

For my work here and for most on my site I sketch then ink a linework drawing, scan and color in photoshop. Usually I'll tint the work and/or add a hint of a paper texture to "soften" it.

Lately I started messing around with the final images by grabbing one of the channels and pushing it over a couple of pixels to simulate a misreg of sorts. I really dig the look, but don't know how long I'm gonna keep doing that.

That last fake poster image above: I messed with the channels... it does give a warm, old printed book feel to it.
I like! Paper textures help a lot to take the digital teeth off things...

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Re: Illustrations/Sean Cooke

Post by seancooke » Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:41 pm

Very much agree with that. Maybe it's a personal thing...but a crisp flat vibrant color straight out of photoshop alone can sometimes feel antiseptic to me. Not always.

Here's a fake kid's book Illustration :) :
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Re: Illustrations/Sean Cooke

Post by Magnus Rex » Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:07 am

seancooke wrote:Very much agree with that. Maybe it's a personal thing...but a crisp flat vibrant color straight out of photoshop alone can sometimes feel antiseptic to me. Not always.

Here's a fake kid's book Illustration :) :
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I know what you mean by antiseptic...I'm always gonna want some tooth to the image.
Great Indiana Jones image...your stuff reminds me of classic movie posters.
Good stuff man.

DT

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Re: Illustrations/Sean Cooke

Post by simonwl » Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:10 am

Fantastic work, man. Love the robot designs, they gave me quite a laugh. The colours in the movie poster and the Indiana Jones piece (make a comic! make a comic!) are just breathtaking. Very beautiful.
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Re: Illustrations/Sean Cooke

Post by Joost » Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:39 am

I really like the one with the two robots: "relax, relax" "beep"!

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Re: Illustrations/Sean Cooke

Post by Vear » Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:47 pm

Dude, these are great! wonderful shape and color. I'm loving the technique too. :D
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Re: Illustrations/Sean Cooke

Post by k-9lives » Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:22 am

The robots are awesome. I thought those were traditionally drawn!
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Re: Illustrations/Sean Cooke

Post by Disa » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:41 am

Really sweet, heartfelt stuff ... I like it a lot! Your colours give me a 70's aged photo vibe. Real nice linework too, love the guys hands in the "My Goodness" poster ... :)

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Re: Illustrations/Sean Cooke

Post by mr cow » Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:36 am

oh man! this is GREAT stuff!
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