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    The Story of the Old Man and the Yellow Bird

    Stir in a sleepless night, some Artrage3 ( Filler tool is wonderful-all the colors were applied that way), add some Picasso, some Fauvist colors, an African folk tale ( which you will have to make up for yourself) and a big dash of whimsical and this is what came out of the Artrage oven. I had fun, hope you do!
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    Last edited by Rob in Denver; 12-27-2009 at 03:38 PM.
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    Beautiful illustration, Rob. Suitable design for a cover of the story book
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    Yo Rob - fantastic. Super use of the fill tool - great exercise - and great story pouring out of the energetic visual. I like how you slightly muted the colors and tied them together well for an over all well balanced color scheme while expressing such a wild color array. Good eyeballing throughout to bring this together so well. A cool piece - I really like it a lot.
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    Thanks Byron and Khalid, just having fun is a good thing. I may have to get my wife to write a story to go with it. Then I would have to produce more drawings in a similar way--could be fun, but I have trouble keeping the same thing going for very long!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob in Denver View Post
    Thanks Byron and Khalid, just having fun is a good thing. I may have to get my wife to write a story to go with it. Then I would have to produce more drawings in a similar way--could be fun, but I have trouble keeping the same thing going for very long!

    I'd say go for it. Just this one picture brings up a plethora of questions and story lines. Challenging, but could be great fun to see through.

    BTW, I failed to mention the great work in the face, and how much expression you got out of both the man and bird. They seem utterly connected and in communication. A real and important exchange is taking place.
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    Really good. Do the book.

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    You need some more sleepless nights, Rob! Love the colors and the wonderful graphic/illustrative quality to this one!
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    Lovely coloring! Great work!
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    I especially love the expression on the man's face....
    hmmmm....wonder what the bird is telling him? It really does beg for a storyline...
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    Thank you all! I am thinking--who is this that came out of my pen last night? And I am listening for what they might have to say, slowly like the bird talking into the ear of the old man, a story is coming from them. Maybe there will be a bit more of this story to tell, we will see.
    Last edited by Rob in Denver; 12-27-2009 at 10:40 PM.
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