Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Illustration Friday: Focused


Or, in my case, unfocused. When I get working on a book, or any other big illustration project, I often lose focus. I guess I get tired of seeing the same characters or working on the same paintings day after day. So, to break up the monotony, I'll take a little break and do really quick sketches or paintings. This is one of those paintings. Doing this kind of thing seems to refresh the creativity and makes real work bearable, keeps me focused. It works for me at least.

35 comments:

Johana Venessa Mazuera said...

great illustration , the detail and texture of the tail is fantastic.

Abz said...

i love it! I dont know whats going on with mermaids these days, but everyone seems to be doodling them!

Fantastic..i like her face... shes cute. Keep visiting, and keep posting!

damon said...

nice

Dave said...

really nice, I like your choice for the fish pattern

Amanda said...

Beautiful little painting! I can't help but be reminded of Finding Nemo with that clown fish pattern.

k.h.whitaker said...

so lovely, I really love that tail!

annpil said...

Wonderful use of color! Great illustration! :D

Yaya said...

lovely illo! the tail's my favourite! thanks for sharing!

Dayle's Painted Diary-Dayle Dodwell said...

Beautiful wonderful illustration.

Hot Pepper said...

Quick painting? Well it is beautiful!

Josh (musarter) said...

This is awesome for a distraction piece. The color and detail are unbelievable.

I know the feeling; I am easily distracted too. I have been working on my IF art while attempting to illustrate a book cover.

Cheryl said...

It's the tail detail for me. Very cool.

Evelyn Howard said...

she's lovely

Shawna said...

I have it too. It's called ADHD.

(Nice little painting by the way!)

Thrifty Miss said...

I love the fish tail so detailed.

Jack Foster said...

I hear you Guy! The same thing happens to me and I cope the same way. Great doodle by the way. You are an amazing talent!

cally jane studio said...

Wow! Beautiful!

kathy hare said...

beautiful..

Cyn Narcisi said...

She's loverly! :)

S'mee said...

ditto and amen! Fab!

Junko Miyakoshi said...

Awesome work!

Mary Hall said...

Beautiful...

ninabonina said...

wow u just took me back to when i drew mermaids when i was 7! only yours is super awesome-err...! this is amazing :)

Art Fan Ako said...

Pretty mermaid. I particularly like her Asian features. :)

Sab said...

I love your mermaid ! great blog ! ^_^

A.J. Bell said...

Sweet mermaid chick.

Jennifer said...

Love the fin!

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Alina Chau said...

beautiful!! Love the details on her tail!!

Ken Chandler said...

Seems to be working for the rest of us too. Stunning work Guy!

Will said...

Good stuff Guy - really nice color and paint....

looks like she was just offered a fish taco.

:)

Михаил Юрьевич Нейман said...

I like your style

Juan Carlos Partidas said...

This is such a nice illustration!!!
I never imagined a mermaid mixed with a colorful tropical fish as in this case. Great and Smart!!!

Congratulations!

Brunette said...

Great painting! Is it for sale? I have always wanted a Guy Francis original, and plus it would be perfect for my bathroom. Let me know
ashley.a.smith@gmail.com

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