7/10/09

elephant and bull





I did these for a series of graphic animals a few years back-I tried to keep them very simple and flat, but I also wanted to warm them up a little using color and texture. I have a bunch more, but I think I'll just scatter them in once in awhile to keep it interesting (or when I'm too lazy to do anything new)...

20 comments:

lolly-jolly said...

:) they look very pretty :)

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

OOH tell the truth and shame the devil!!! Oh but truer words have never been confused cause that's how I feel too. hee he hee heee! You are to funny and you made me laugh out loud this morning. And this is why I love Samba for rats. Great work. It's awesome and I really love the rich flat cover. Very retro and I'm a retro kid. Very nice.

JEM 'n Tonic said...

You guys that stay SO consistent to your style amaze me. I can see your progression, but with out thinking man... that's different. Staying so consistent is what I'm working on now. Thanks for the motivation.

Dam Ferreira said...

Wow..
very nice..
I love it

Congratulations and thanks for the comments

Cheers ^^

Jason Dove said...

Michael, Great stuff man! I like the subtle texturing in the characters! The shaping is nice too.

salli s. swindell said...

c'mon...just once, put something darn bad up here...you know, with ugly color and tangents all over the place.

salli s. swindell said...

I forgot to mention that these are perfect in their simplicity and styling.

justdoodleit said...

Really like how you've got the bulk of elephant in one simple chunk!

ArtSparker said...

Lovely creatures.

Jason Curtis said...

I'm a big fan of simple shapes, and these two examples are just fantastic Michael.

They are very flat looking (which I love) but you've added depth by including texture. The result is beautiful.

I look forward to seeing more of this series in the future!

R.Dress said...

Wonderful designs. To simplify is one of the hardest things to do and you seem to have it all under control. Great textures and color ways as well.

Tomás Serrano said...

Both are fabulous, Michael. I like the transparence of the elephant´s legs and, as Jason says, the simple shapes.

damon said...

cool

Coffee Messiah said...

When I saw your header, I remembered Jim Flora.

Nice work.

Cheers!

Kyri Kyprianou said...

Hey, thanks for the comments! These animal pics are lovely, I love the dry-brush technique- always looks great!

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Jason Curtis said...

I agree with Robert, to simplify is definitely one of the hardest things to do, and it takes a lot of talent to pull it off.

...you pulled it off.

Marcos Mateu said...

I love all your characters and expressions. Nice blog!

donny* said...

in the words of tony the tiger, grrrrrrrrreat! can wait to see more.

Karin said...

I love the texture and simple shapes! Beautiful work.