Friday, November 21, 2008

Traditonal watercolor

Here it is in traditional watercolor version.

I need your help in deciding which version to use for my Winter promo. Digital watercolor version below this post or this traditional watercolor version?

10 comments:

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

Hi Phyllis,

Oh.. it's tough. Really. I've been looking at them over and over. First one and then the other. I really like the texture of the paper coming through on the watercolor one. But the digital has lovely highlights and looks cleaner and happier so to speak.

My kids are by my side and I just asked them their opinion. They both without thinking preferred the digital one. They are 7 and 11.

I'm sorry if I'm not helping much. Honestly the subject matter and characters are so adorable that you'll do great with either one.

Maybe if you try to think what you like to work with the most right now, it will be easier to choose one :o)

roz said...

I prefer the watercolor version. I like the texture of the paper showing through and the more saturated color.

June said...

I like the watercolour one... but I also like the brighter colours of the digital. Somehow they look 'cleaner' for want of the right word!

If I had to pick between the two, I would go with the watercolour version. Both are lovely in their own way though.

Kate said...

Okay, not to throw a wrench in things...but I would go with the digital one - and I almost ALWAYS say TRADITIONAL! I just like the digital one for the reasons already mentioned, and sometimes I think digital can look better in print. But...BOTH are adorable. It's such a close call, but this time i will say "digital".

Also, I tagged you on my blog, if you care to participate.

Have a happy Thanksgiving.

Stephanie Roth Sisson said...

Brandy lives on!

Yes, I agree- there is something that is captured in the "traditional" method that gets lost in in the digital...on the other hand- look at Joel Stewart's work....his books are all digital- and somehow he mimicks that feeling of traditional. In fact he has said that doing a book completely tradtionally dorve him nuts (I'm paraphrasing there).

Anthony VanArsdale said...

I really like the traditional method, although both are very nice! Beautiful illustration, Phyllis!

Phyllis Harris said...

Thanks all! Your opinions really do help! Keep 'em coming...

Tom Barrett said...

Well I had this long diatribe about my longstanding dislike of digital until recently and how I like the traditional one over the other.

However, as I looked back and forth at each several times, they both have their merits in and of themselves. Would I enjoy looking at a whole book of your digital illustrations? Of course!! It is well done, very cute, and gets the story across. Does it compare to the watercolor version as a watercolor painting? No. It looks digital. So it shouldn't be about which we like better. That is apples to oranges because it is two different mediums and changes the whole illustration style a bit. They would both work very well on a promotional card because of your talent as an artist. What it comes down to is how do you want to promote your artwork with this piece.

Sorry... a bit long. Hope it helps!

BLUEANGLER said...

All good! Tough to make a decision! I think the digital will have more chance in fine tuning... but the watercolor has it unique texture and color stain... great illustrations as always!!

K. Grace said...

I love them both for their own unique take, but I think I prefer the watercolor version. The dog especially seems to have more 'life' to him. and the saturation is easier on my eyes. It's very cute! :)