Sunday, March 7, 2010

Cute & Cuddly (Alaskan) Animals: In Color!

Well I've completed the illustration from last post. As you can see above, it came really far from the black & white version. That tends to be the case when I'm developing new art, half the ideas pop up as I'm working in the final art stage. Here's a close-up:
The aurora (northern lights) were tricky & took a few good hours, but I finally got them just right. I guess it takes practice. Practice: That's what art is all about (and I tell my kid this so often, to her I must sound like a broken record =).

I created this image for the Alaskan designs section of my store. Check out some cool polar bear merchandise here. If you'd like you can also get a framed print here or here.

And finally, if you'd like to license this image, please contact me. It comes in a rather large file size (up to about 33" wide). Took 10-15 minutes per save at that size, fun times!

Thanks for dropping by to see how this turned out. Have a creative week!

DISCLAIMER: If you follow the link to visit my online store and purchase items associated with my artwork, I will earn a commission.

9 comments:

Nikki S said...

I love polar bears!

And you did a fabulous job with this piece. I really like the coloration in the trees and the sky!

Tamara Henderson said...

Nice work Chrissy! I really like the aurora colors and the reflection on the trees it's beautiful!

cally jane studio said...

Aww! Your characters are so lovely! Really great work :)

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

These are simply delicious and beautiful all at the same time girl. I just love these fabulous bears. your style is so fresh and wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Chrissy Fanslau said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments! They are always appreciated. =)

Krista said...

Wow-- the northern lights are amazing! What a sweet scene!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Hey Girly, thanks so much for stopping by. It's always so nice to have you come and visit. Have a great rest of the week. Okay.... try!!!! LOL!!!

Pea said...

Its so beautiful!! I want to see the northern lights in real!!

Lisa M Griffin said...

Very cool (pardon the pun) with those delightful characters and fantastic colors. Nice work!