Friday, May 09, 2008

Illustration Friday - "Electricity"



"The front of the black rock glowed as Bryce picked it up. Odd."

This is another sample illustration with a made-up caption for my chapter book/middle grade portfolio. It goes with the b&w illustrations a few posts ago. I'd love to illustrate some adventure books for trade publishers.

I just finished reading Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson. That would have been a fun book to illustrate (hint: Scholastic, if you'd like b&w illustrations in the next printing, please hire me).

18 comments:

Faruffa said...

Great work, I like the boy expression!

eyecontact said...

That boy is very cute.

Connie said...

This cool little guy radiates electric current!

rbaird said...

This is a perfect piece for your target audience.
That would be a cool asignment!

Gaia said...

Very nice!! I know I must have said this before... but I love these b/w illustrations you are making! Another great character

NANCY LEFKO said...

very cool...

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Great shading and composition... and mystery...

I like it!

-anthony

johanna said...

nice illustration and interesting story!

SENTA said...

This is so nice, I think black and white illustrations are hard to do and you've done a fabulous job here...

Kristi Valiant said...

Thanks so much for all your comments!

absolute0 said...

I like the expression on his face. I like the smooth shading too.

-J.Meyer said...

Nice piece, I like how you shaded it.
It makes for a quick strong impression.
His expression is interesting too.

Chris Leavens said...

Great job drawing the body and pose -- the slight arch of his back and the subtleties if the wrinkles and clothing really bring the boy and the gravity to life. Awesome work!

Paige Keiser said...

This boy has so much personality! Nice body language too.

MayY . C 五月媽媽 said...

Beautiful illustration, Kristi.
Wow, you sure illustrated lots of book, I will check them out in our public library.
Thank for sharing!

Brine Blank said...

Great detailing on this...I like the understated quality of this character design...

Eric Barclay said...

This is a really nice piece. I love his perplexed expression and the shading is just perfect.

Kate said...

This is great Krisiti! You are really good at these. Hope you get lots of work for this age level!