Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Illustration Friday - Confined


Hansel prepares to trick the witch.

I chose to illustrate a scene in Hansel and Gretel. The witch has put Hansel in a cage and is fattening him up. Her eyesight is poor, so every day she she feels Hansel's finger to see if he is fat enough to eat. He tricks her by putting out a bone instead of his finger.

I am teaching myself Photoshop and experimenting with color. This is the drawing I colorized:



My son Christopher posed for this drawing. He loves drama and was happy to pretend he was locked in a cage and needed to trick the witch into thinking he was thin. I took a photo of his pose and used it as reference. Here is the photo:

2 comments:

Studio Zuga said...

nice drawing. i like the expression you have captured on your son's face in your drawing . also like the brushes you are using to get that texture.

Andrew Finnie said...

Great choice of subject. I like your working method. Thanks for explaining.