Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Satyr Scene





So I decided to take a little break from my GIRL edition of "If I could be anything..." and do this little piece. I've always liked satyrs, so this is a WIP (work in progress), that I'm currently doing. I'll just edit the post more as it progresses instead of making a new post for every image, so if you want to see the progression, then just keep checking back everyday. You can see the light sketch underneath the heavier black line. I tend to work in a more "comic bookish" way than the traditional children's book style. I just feel like I have to put a black line or a dark line around everything. Maybe it's the hours and hours of cartoons I watched in the 80s or it's my feeble attempt to control everything, either way this is the style I feel most comfortable in. Enough rambling, enjoy.

9 comments:

Archimer said...

That satyr is just adorable. :) It's neat to see two mythical creatures from two different cultures in one image like this. Your illustration style is very unique, and I think that your black outlines are well applied!

Mark Harmon said...

Thanks. I really wasn't deliberately wanting to combine cultures, I just thought a dancing leprechaun would be funny, but it still works, right?

GC said...

That rocks. thanks for posting to
illus. friday.

cally jane studio said...

Great work Mark!

eyecontact said...

Your style is charming, and the rendering fine-tuned. Really lovely.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

you are so talented is scary!!! Amazing work and congrats on your book dude! YOU ROCK!!!

Jack Foster said...

Wow What a combination! Satyr and Leprechaun.And another great combination... your talent and your imagination! Fantastic work Mark!!

Mary Jane said...

It is so interesting to see your work as it progresses. Thanks for sharing and posting. It is so much fun to see how it all comes together.

Mark Harmon said...

WOW. Thanks everyone! It's hard to be humble with comments like this. It's nice to get some validation every now and then. Again, thank you.