Monday, August 01, 2011

The Power of the Imagination

This piece was done for the themed topic of 'Power' for my reps over at The Drawing Book Studios. My interpretation explores the power of a child's imagination. Digitally inked and coloured in Photoshop.


Blogger duanetheartist said...

Great one Chris! Very creative illustration.

10:57 PM  
Blogger Ilustra GUGA! said...

Hahaha, very funny piece. Translate exactally wot we´d done when we where kids. Imagine every part of our suit.

Hugs from GUGA!

12:13 AM  
Blogger Joey Lee said...

I love all the little details in the illustration.

4:23 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks guys!

9:02 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

Hi, Chris, this is awesome. I hope you don't mind me asking, but how do you digitally ink these lines?? I can't tell the difference between a brush and these lines.

9:36 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Hi Scott.

I ink in Photoshop and I'm using a Cintiq. Usually I try and do each stroke spontaneously to give the line fluidity and life. Usually this involves a stroke/undo repeated process. Stroke (looks crap), undo, stroke (looks crap), undo etc until I get the line I want. With practice you can do it with less undos. Hope that made sense. :)

10:10 PM  
Blogger Anders said...


11:47 PM  
Blogger Doug Dutton said...

This is just killer! I know how hard it is to ink in photoshop but you make this just look flawless.

6:14 AM  
Blogger James Baker said...

so good. Wow.

8:27 AM  
Blogger SEILER said...

This is so damn good. You're amazing Chris!

10:43 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks guys!

9:17 PM  
Anonymous Philip said...

really nice, made me smile :)
love all the details. how much time do you spend more or less on a piece like this?

11:28 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks Philip!

This was an overnight job. From rough to finish maybe about 8-10 hours work.

11:31 PM  

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