Sunday, September 26, 2010

Creature Infestation!

Hello all,

For my independent study this quarter, I wanted to a 'children's book' about a girl who discovers a huge group of mythical creatures. I say 'children's' because it's a bit dark; there are a group of children who believe a folklore that if you wear one of the creature's heads, you gain special abilities/immortality, so the children run around trying to hunt these creatures down. Totally not a children's book, but I want it to have the feel of one. I'm not sure how I'm going to execute the story in terms of finishing, but I do know that it is a ton of fun to draw, and I'm going to enjoy at least that much. :D

The creatures are based off the ones I designed for the paper monster project , I enjoyed drawing them so much I wanted to do this story featuring the crazy cast. Here's some concept sketches for you!~

Friday, September 24, 2010

Under Your Skin

Under Your Skin (2010)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Moleskine Dump!

Hello all! Just showing all the sketches from my huge watercolor Moleskine!!

On left: Janelle, Me, Katie, and Felicity. On the right: My characters Nashi, Ringo, Aaron, Fresa, and Prince Rana, the main cast of one of my favorite stories of all time:

Cat slug!

This girl is from the Demon Story as well:

Illustration for Publication

Hahaha I love this class, everytime we have a project, the sketches are always due the same day! Pretty much, how it works, is that a real client comes to us and asks the students to send sketches for a certain project they need (a spot for a magazine, a banner for a website...) and we each send a sketch of our idea and the client picks one of us. When they do, they must take it to final and then will subsequently be published! It's a very competitive class, and it makes it very hard not to go overboard on illustrating. They usually want more simple, straightforward ideas. Here are two of the three sketches I've done for the class so far:

This one is for Main Street Family, a website banner. Please ignore my bad hand-written type.

This one was for a magazine article about 'real' country music.
Maybe I shouldn't post these until I know whether or not I got the project... oh well. I'll take em down if need be.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

All things quite wonderful

The Illustration grad students just had a gallery opening yesterday (called the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly) and it was just the most fantastic day. The work was beautiful, everyone was there, and I got to meet some very awesome new friends. I was pleased with the way my own piece came out, especially because I used to be terrified of watercolor, and somehow with a little patience I was able to make it bend to my will...

I was partly inspired by the softness of the works of Joy Ang and James Jean. One day I aspire to that kind of greatness. One day...

This isn't the finished version of the piece. I was going to mix it with digital, but thankfully decided against it.

"Under Your Skin" (2010)

Read the image any way you want (I personally read it from top to bottom). Soon I'm going to post the evolution of this piece, it went through so many stages, it's ridiculous. I should do my thesis on process in Illustration and how not to FAIL at it.

Even though this wasn't fail in my book. For which I am glad.

In other news, I got all my sketches back from my Drawing for SEQA class in Spring finally, so those will also be posted very soon once I bring them to the large format scanner! So keep a lookout for those!