Illustration Friday: Contained

For years I’ve been doing a lot of drawing primarily with my wacom tablet.  For work this is often the fastest way and makes sense in that revisions are pretty simple to do. But lately, I’ve been trying to combine getting back to my “roots” ie pencil drawing, with photoshop and my tablet.  

Anyhow here’s the latest Illustration Friday, Contained.  Some Atlantic Cod Contained.  


Now I’m thinking it would have  been more fun to have them in an actual container. Like a jar or something. Squeezed in. But originally I wanted to show them contained without showing the vessel.

6 Responses to “Illustration Friday: Contained”

  1. Edrian Thomidis Says:

    I actually like that they are contained without a container. It makes it more powerful and less literal. Nice line work!

  2. Nicole Says:

    They feel well contained and I don’t need to see the actual container. Love the colors.

  3. Meagan Says:

    I like it, leaves the container up to the viewer’s imagination. Nice use of medium here, I like the blend.

  4. andothersuchthings Says:

    Oh good. Thanks so much for the feedback everybody! Its so helpful.

  5. studio lolo Says:

    Oh how wonderful!! The colors are very pleasing and the design is fantastic. Great stuff!

  6. Lila Freeman Says:

    i need to start doing illustration friday, remind me if you can.
    i agree with all the feedback: the uncontained contents is great without container.
    however, it does make me think about how much i love sardine cans, and how i’d like to do paintings/drawings of them soon.
    the other day i was doing a drawing of these Friendship yoghurt containers and the drawing was so fun to do and came out looking SO CUTE:

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