Thursday, February 3, 2011

Surrender Dorothy

When I think of the word "Surrender" I immediately think of of one of my favorite movies, The Wizard of Oz, and the time the Wicked Witch of the West did a little HILARIOUS skywriting on her broom! So when Illustration Friday announced the word "surrender", I knew exactly what I was going to do. In fact, oddly enough, it's actually something I've wanted to do for awhile but just never got around to it. Until now!
I always try to include my sketches. This sketch of the layout is of the piece as I saw it originally in my head. It's just a quick sketch to get the basic composition down so I could refer to it later. Then I found some photos online of Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch of the West and did some real life sketches in order to establish in my mind the look and feel for the soon-to-be cartoon version I wanted to create.
The final sketch I scanned and brought into Flash to ink & color. You can see some of my notes to myself. I knew it would be easier to make those adjustments in the computer rather than erase lines and re-draw. You can see the broom needles needed to be shorted and I wanted her right foot moved to the left more.

UPDATE: If you'd like to use this illustration for personal use such as scrapbooking or crafting, you can now download it at my shop, The Digi Street! Click on the image below to take you to that product.

UPDATE: View this post to learn about the t-shirt for this illustration!
http://artbyandy.blogspot.com/2011/03/surrender-dorothy-t-shirt-available.html

14 comments:

  1. You got a good likeness translated from the realistic sketches to the cartoon version.

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  2. LOL! You would do the Wizard of Oz!! Looks awesome Bro!

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  3. Thank you for letting us have a peek at your drawing process! I love to see how artists minds work.

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  4. You use great colors in your work!

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  5. Thank you so much for the nice comments!

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  6. Thanks for your comment, very good picture on the witch, you're very talented. Seeing your work I am an apprentice yet.

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  7. oooh this is fun, that mean old witch!!! i love seeing the sketches of the witch! thanks for showing your process. love your work

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  8. This is great! Margaret Hamilton would have loved this- I think you did a wonderful job capturing her character, and maybe even improved it, hee hee!
    Thanks for visiting me this week! :o)

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  9. Andy your art is wonderful!! I know how tricky but absolutely addictive illustrator can be. I love working in it. Thank-you for your sweet comment on my blog Travel Write Draw. I'm excited to see who wins as well.

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  10. she is one cute and sassy witch!

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