Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Ant and the Grasshopper...again

In the fable, Grasshopper is rebuked by Ant for his idleness and not given any food.  While I see Ant's point of view, isn't he being a little severe?   I wanted to leave some hope for Grasshopper, so I chose to depict Ant in the midst of his decision to give or not to give.  This gives the image it's tension and allows the viewer to consider his/her own point of view.  

This is the final version of the illustration I first posted in January.  I've done a lot more rendering on the computer since then and this finish represents many of the solutions I had to invent through trial and error.   This included adding texture selectively, careful layering, and better managing my digital brushes.  Most of the work was done with photoshop.

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