16 November 2010

What's Wrong, Ice Sculpture?


This is my submission for IF: Winter.

This What's Wrong? piece was really fun to work on. It appears on the back of the December issue of Highlights for Children. Below is the finished line art. Roughly 16 inches wide. More details and secrets below...


Below is the sketch. Going into this I thought it as going to be really difficult but it all came together pretty easy. It wound up taking only 7-8 hours to sketch. You can see the major differences between the final art and the sketch here. Changes of note: Most of the sculptures are close to finish. The Texas shaped base of Ranger Kent. The guy with the chainsaw. The sea turtle the woman is standing on. The kid "stabbing" the fisherman in the back (not intentional). Also, Ranger Kent looks like he is sitting inside the horse, a major oversight on my part.


Below are the little "secrets" that I added. Again, I think it would go over most people's heads but it's fun for me to add them in.


8 comments:

Chase said...

I just have to say that the guy in the brown looking at the Mammoth looks like Professor Layton

- Michelle Dominick :3

Chuck said...

No, that's a girl.

Chase said...

Ah, right, sorry :c I see it now :x

bizr007 said...

It was great when I guessed the "Jesus carving Aslan" and you said I was right. Ahhh, good times.

Melissa Arandia said...

This one's a really lovely piece. The little secrets behind it makes the illustration more special :)

josh pincus is crying said...

very cool illustration! great detail!

Mohita said...

What's the secret behind the guy in the very front of the illo wearing a Hawaiian shirt and a lei? Super Cool with a capital C!!!

Chuck said...

No secret, he's just a weirdo; probably from Philadelphia.