Stripe and Bustle for IF Friday with Progress Pics

Stripe and Bustle

Busy, stripey, slightly mysterious thing for the Illustration Friday topic “Stripes”.  I have wanted to do a bustle for ages but was afraid.  Pfft, was not very hard and I am quite happy with it.  Still avoiding faces though, which led to a cool and successful hairdo. The stripey beast is rather flat, which was the original intention, but it doesn’t seem to go with the rest. Also, did a pretty bad job on his eye.  Arrrgh! Progress photos below.

Stripe and Bustle Sketched

Stripe and Bustle Color 1

Stripe and Bustle Color 2

Stripe and Bustle With Copics, 8x10 Illustration

No story at the moment, though I may yet add one. Thank you for visiting!  Did you do Illustration Friday this week?  Drop a line so I can go see.  ;)

29 thoughts on “Stripe and Bustle for IF Friday with Progress Pics

    1. The Beast Tender Post author

      I would love to do some fabric with crazy colored beasts, sheets for a kid’s room or the like, maybe? But finding time to do another thing is rough. ;)

  1. Abby

    Great stripey illustration! I think the hair was the first thing my eye was drawn to, though. You’re your toughest critic :)!

  2. The Beast Tender Post author

    Thanks for all the nice comments! I do think both the hair and bustle may show up again soon. :)

  3. MissySue Hanson

    Just lovely! Thank you for your kind comment on my illustration for IF. You asked about the paper treatment – it’s actually just a texture that I laid on top of my sketch in photoshop!!! I use alot of graphic effects in my art ;o)

    love + luck + bliss,

  4. Anna

    That is a crazy amount of details you put into every illustration of yours. It’s a great and unique style.I especially like how you’ve done the folds in her dress.

  5. Sarah Melling

    Thanks for your nice comment – I’m happy to have discovered your blog, too! I like your stripes – such fun!
    I enjoyed your Illuminations page, too. That Ira Glass quote is one I read recently and loved, and the others are great, too.

  6. Bella Sinclair

    Oh that is so COOL! So many fabulous stripes. Her hair and bustle (and the polka dotted bird) balance out the straight lines so fantastically. Love it! And love your steampunk otter too!

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