Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Salute!

I spent the weekend on this new piece for an auction.
It's to benifit a military fund raiser for injured troops and their families. Right now I don't know when or where it will be, but I'll post more details as I get them.
Her uniform is based on a British Lance-Corporal from the 4th Infantry Division stationed in France in 1940. It had a kilt and a hat with a little red pom-pon thing on it, so I thought it might look cute on a girl.

41 comments:

fabrizioferrari said...

Super! So sweet and sexy!!!

Javier M. said...

What medium is this bill? Prismacolor? Watercolor? Digital ?Beautiful as always!

pumml said...

Love what you did with this, Bill! The shapes colors and subtle shading are great. That texture in the background is also tops.

bpresing said...

It's drawn with a tuscan red col-erase pencil and painted with a combination of acrylic washes, concentrated watercolors and gouache.
I'll be posting soon with greater detail on my method.
Keep your eyes peeled.

Roland said...

She's gorgeous. Lovely work. Eagerly await that process post.

pimpernel said...

Ah a woman in a kilt... it's enough tae warm ma Scottish heart, :)

Larry Levine said...

Outstanding work!!!

Michael Dooney said...

I'm running out of ways to say how cool your stuff is.... ;)
Really nice,I like the toned paper look. what kind of paper are you using for these lately? Is it some kind of heavy printmaking paper or something? I've been playing around with watercolors on diff papers and it's tricky to find non-watercolor papers that like watercolor.

Gerald said...

That's a great illustration submission. Better yet, for a great cause!

Pito said...

Me llene los ojos de mujeres bonitas.

Gran trabajo.

Saludos

Bobby Chiu said...

beautiful!!!

Chris Battle said...

Atten-HUT!

Scotland Barnes said...

Love it Bill!

Wonder how many suckers you could get to en-list with her as a recruitment poster?......hmmmmm....

Brian Growe said...

Wow, that's really great! Way to raise the bar!

Odd Voodoo said...

Oh man, that is stunning! Great job!!

Kei Acedera said...

Oh i love it!

Sarah Forrester said...

Beautiful! :)

OneSickIndividual said...

hot! nicely done.

Will Kane said...

Very 'Tunes of Glory' (or should that be Gloria?)!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunes_of_Glory

Lydia Sanchez said...

Amazing draw!!

It's so cute :-D

Liana Hee said...

i love this one! It's super cute and sexy!

Reynes said...

I've just fallen down from my chair. Once again, this is just beautiful !

pablo pablo said...

Very Nice!

raffaele_marinetti said...

very nice...so sweet illustration..

Jeremy said...

Bill,
Gorgeous! This is definitely in my top 3 all-time favorites of yours. I salute you sir (pun intended) and your awesomeness!

Jeremy

Juampa said...

Yeah!!!

Absollutelly Fantastic!

Howard Shum said...

Excellent drawing!

R Blizzard said...

Nice work Bill and Happy Holidays. Best of luck in 2009.

~RoB

Eugenio Enrique Herrera Pérez said...
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Yelokehay! said...

Fantastic!!

Kenji Ono said...

That's a beautiful piece, bill.
how much did it go for?

Alina Chau said...

VEry nice character design!

Adam Temple said...

Too gorgeous! I'm liking how your style keeps developing a new look...

Diogo Nascimento said...

Very nice!!!!

Farivar (Freever) Eftekhari said...

Beautiful...

Yrgane said...

Fabulous !!!
Have a look to my blog if you want to see what i have received for Christmaxx (you should recognize two little books simply splendid !! ;))
Thannkkkkssss (and sorry for my english so boring)
http://yrgane.canalblog.com

james_william_walsh said...

phew.. got me a copy of each just ontime! thanks for the warning. great poses!!

justdoodleit said...

great drawing, full of attitude.

AlbertoHdez said...

Es genial, me encantan tus chicas

Kyle Marshall said...

Love it!

bpresing said...

This piece is still not up for auction yet, as far as I know.

Thanks to those who included links to their blogs. Lots of inspiring stuff for me to pour over.

To Mr. Dooney (if you're listening), I've been using a colored pastel paper for these pieces. It shouldn't work with watercolor but I've been getting good results somehow. Maybe because I don't work very wet. I get almost no buckling too, which doesn't make sense either.