Sunday, March 29, 2009

Girl With A Red Scarf



Lately, I've been so busy with assignments and deadlines that I haven't been able to draw anything for myself. However, I finally got an opportunity last night to break out the gouache and ink and work on a quick sketch.

I drew this one up for Ramon Perez's excellent Pin-up blog, She's My Kind of Girl, which features girlie drawings by a lot of us Canadian artists. For what its worth, this one came to me in a dream, during an evening nap (I've been so busy lately that I've needed naps to recharge for some all-nighters). I pretty much took what I saw in my dream and tried to copy it as best I could onto paper. But like most pin-ups I do, by the time I finished it, it ended up looking more like a drawing of my lovely wife.

7 comments:

Jason Chalker said...

Very clean. I like how the orange and green pop against each other.

The Stapelia Company said...

Very nice. You get such clean pieces even when you do them by hand. I love the colors.

Michael Cho said...

Jason: thanks, Jason. I have a new monitor and I'm still not sure if the green looks too bright on other people's screens.

Stapelia Company: thank you. But even after I scan the gouache artwork, I still do a little "post processing" in pshop to even out the colours. For example, I painted this one in cyan and black, and changed the colours around in pshop.

Dominic Bugatto said...

Nicely done.

Jakob Westman said...

Awesome palette, and excellent spotting of blacks as per usual.

Michael Cho said...

Thanks, guys!

the doodlers said...

Sweet image. Met your wife just once but what I remember is this is a deadringer for her!