Wednesday, July 16, 2008

IF: Foggy



"Bobo, where are you?"

Yes! This is what Bobo would do when she's not willing to go home, she would go hiding and no matter how you call her, she wouldn't even utter a single mew.

* My original idea is to do the girl in blueish grey tone (above), then I try to add some color and pattern to the girl to see how it would turn out (right). Now I really can't decide which one is better or a more logical scene, any opinion about it?

31 comments:

Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

Very nice work!!

ValGalArt said...

gorgeous! i love both!
Thank You for your sweet comment on Rat. It means so much :)

Emila Yusof said...

Great illo!

krisztina maros said...

brrr, it's really a foggy place.. very nice and i love this colours!

Bee said...

Great piece, nice expression and atmosphere. Know this feeling well, a tin of tuna usually lures our cats in!

janie said...

I like the one with the pattern and the colour in her face, the first is a wee bit ghostly, but that works if you want a creepy atmosphere:)
Cats can be quite contrary, especially girl cats, the boys tend to be big softies.

sketched out said...

First of all, I just want to say heeeeeeeeeeheehee! Bobo looks adorable, hiding, with one ear perked up. Iggy does this to me. I'm telling you, they are related.

Also, I like both versions, very much. The one without pattern and color does have a more ghostly pallor, but I like that. The one with color is a bit more friendly. So, I guess it depends on what mood you are trying to get across.

I just love this one, both versions, love it!

Bella Sinclair said...

Absolutely marvelous! Love the atmosphere and colors. I like both, but I think I lean towards the patterned dress more. Great illo! :))))

Eric Barclay said...

Wonderful illustration-- love the textures! I agree with 'sketched out's' comments. Great work!

Heather said...

My kitty used to do this when she was allowed outside. (Now she hides out in the garage.) I think I like the first one better--it creates that sense of anquish when a kitty is out, alone, in the dark. The patterned one lifts the mood some.

墮天使-祥 said...

I prefer the blueish tone, because when a girl walking alone at night, she feel the darkness. I dont think she will feel great. So the blueish tone can match/show her feeling.

erin said...

The first one is spookier, I kinda like the monochromatic colours, love Bobo's expression too.

Just watched the video, amazing how talented Bobo is! My kittie's big trick is ordering me around, she's very good at it.

Shugar said...

Hehehe, this is so funny! :)
What a cute cat!
I think both versions work well.

Siukwan said...

Hi Bobo, I love your lovely characters, great lighting and nice color combination as well!

加油!加油!

Paola said...

Hehe! Just as in children's plays I want to help her... look behind the bushes!!!
Very nice take on the topic Julia. About your question I like best the second one although both are great.
Thank you for taking the time to look at all my 21 Creative Project entries, you are so sweet and I really appreciate your opinion :)

Marion said...

Actually they r both really great. Very ghostly especially the first one. Nice theme for foggy.

mike r baker said...

Excellent illustration. I like the patterned dress best. :)

Juan said...

very nice work!

mercedes de la jara said...

Que miedo !! Wonderful illustration !

Eric Barclay said...

Great textures! Both versions are wonderful.

Roberta said...

These are both so well done! Either one works, but I think I like the patterned one!

Steph said...

Adorable as usual. I love the little Bobo!

Lisa M Griffin said...

Lovely work, you really captured a misty/foggy night and her expression is fantastic. Personally, I prefer the image with the skin tones rather than the grey... she does appear to be more ghostly in that image.
Cute kitty tucked in the corner. Thanks for sharing.

Kay Aker said...

Wonderfully eerie atmospherics!

Mônica said...

Look at Bobo hiding! I love her expression, trying to be really quiet...
I like the version with the colors, the grayish one works too, but the girl looks like she could be ghost, so it could be telling a different story.
I like how you did the fog and the light beam, very, very nice...

Loni Edwards said...

I love them both! Both have a eerie feeling to them. Excellent job! I love Bobo's expression and ear hehe

Faruffa said...

This is wonderful Julia, you have created a magic and fantastic atmosphere !!!

Tracy said...

Oooh I like these! Both look great. The above comments all really make sense...depends on the mood you are trying to portray. Both are awesome :)

Laurel Neustadter said...

Both versions are awesome! You have done a wonderful job at creating a spooky atmosphere. I like the simpler, unpatterned dress version best ... but both are nice.

Zari said...

this illustration is great...in concept and excecution! and i like both versions...i cant chose a favorite.

bobo looks so cute here too!

Gaia said...

I think both versions are lovely!
The one with texture has a little more depth maybe... I like both! :D
Beautiful job!!