Sunday, April 01, 2007

Friend Magazine - April



A small and fast illustration for a children's magazine called, "The Friend." My model for the dog had just gotten a bath the day before and only gets picked up when he needs a bath so he was growling the whole time, and I think he scared my little model. She opted to pose with a stuffed dog, and then I drew them like they were together. This style is really fast, this took about four hours or less from start to completion. Art direction by Brad Teare.

13 comments:

Yewon said...

I love this paintng!
Your pictures make me happy

Jamin LeFave said...

Great illustration. The Friend needs more illustration like it.

Tom Carroll said...

Kids and animals; a can't miss combo. Very nice work, indeed!

KAHNEHTEH said...

Hello,

I came by your blog quite randomly and I'm really lucky that I did. I think all the images are just wonderful and you're extremely talented. My favorites (outside of the covers and paintings, of course) are the little icons with the worm, whale and snail - I think the colors on those are just luminous!

Eric.

Jeane Nevarez said...

Hi I just found your site through a link on "Brilliant Anyways." I really enjoy looking at your work, your style is so fluid and flexible, the colors so bright. Used to be a reader of "The Friend" myself! (when I was little)

Kevin Keele said...

Very well done. I can't tell how you rendered this, but I really like it.

Jay said...

Natalie-
Your stuff is awesome. Keep it up.

Roland Mechael said...

beautiful work!

Dillon Thompson said...

Wow, you are a fantastic artist. This is rendered so nice. Nice soft color transitions.

Keep posting!!

benjatoon! said...

really beutifull art

Anonymous said...

Natalie...
Love your pic from the Friend!!
Fun to know a GREAT artist like yourself.

I saw your post on the PC Crafter message board.

THANKS!
Shirley
Kaysville

zakirahzakaria said...

It's wonderful. what media do you use?

Natalie Malan said...

zakirahzakaria - thanks for the comment! For this style I do a very tight pencil drawing (like the others here on the blog), and then I use Painter to add all the color behind the scanned pencil drawing. I also usually change the pencil to a more warm sepia color instead of the normal cool gray.