Friday, May 24, 2013

Illustration Friday: Tension

Illustration Friday: Every Friday a word is given on the website, Artists and illustrators then submit an image that represents that word all during the week.

This week's word: TENSION

First thing I thought of were my dogs. Every moment seems to be a highly intense for the little one who is an Australian Cattle Dog, (which are lovable but highly energetic dogs.) Between the two, there is a constant competition for attention.

But when a treat or food is involved . . . that's when we get a lot of tension. There tends to be a very short staring contest and usually the little one will snap at the bigger to win the "prize."

I wanted to create that intensity of the staring contest.  Having them butt heads and have their eyes practically touching each other seemed to work. Adding the star-burst and motion lines helps increase the level of tension.

I wanted to do this week's image very quickly, simple and under 30 minutes. It took about 24 minutes to create. A video of creating this image will be posted on YouTube.

RE: Illustration Friday

If you would like to join in on the fun, head over to Illustration Friday. It's totally free, no need to login or sign up for anything. You can view all the submissions from this week (and past archives of previous words.) Have a sketch to show? Send your own artwork up for others to see.