The Hearts of Men

Posted Sep 15, 2006, 12:26:56 AM
    This was an assignment for my advanced digital illlustration class. The challenge was to create an illustration to convey the phrase "Softly Battling for the Hearts of Men". One of the first concepts that popped into my head was that of catty high school girls competeing for the office of class president. Being imensly fake, and gifting/shmoozing the people they normally wouldn't even look at (you know, the unpopulars), they are sofly battling each other for the adoration and votes of their classmates.
    The entire image was first drawn in graphite, then taken into Photoshop for coloring. I intentionally didn't ink this, wanting to leave the nice grungy effect of the graphite shading.
    I reallhy love the way this came out, especially seeing as most of my classmates created things such as knights fighting with pillows.. LOL...

Peace out all you crazy cats!
--The Cole

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  • (anonymous)
    Sep 17, 2006
    I adore this picture and I adore the concept. I think this is a very creative take on that phrase
    • Sep 17, 2006
      Sorry that last review was from me, I forgot to sign in
  • Sep 16, 2006
    great pic!
  • Sep 16, 2006
    AWEsoem!O.OAll teh details...O.OI love the expressions!YesAnd teh coloring is great!HugAwesome job!Yes
  • Sep 15, 2006
    It's soo damn true.
    Our student council president is one of those girls...
    Makes me wanna throw something at her.
    But hell, it's a great picture... I espeically like the poser with the mustache in the back. Very awesome.
    Well, keep up the great work...
    Oh yes, your gift boxes, they slightly look like tissue boxes, other than that, no complants.
    I want a green mohawk too.
  • Sep 14, 2006
    Wow this looks awesome Yes a definate fave ^^
  • Sep 14, 2006
    Hi Cole,
    Nice work on this one. I love the mustache drawn on the little poster. I also like the main girl's pose and the hair in the foreground in the lower left. Big Smile