Friday, April 20, 2007

All Summer in a Day Illustration

This was one of my Illustrations for All Summer in a day, awesome story. I'm happy with it, theres a few things I'm going to fix from suggestions in class. Critique was great, everyone did awesome work! In the story she's the only one who remembers what the sun looks like, so I came up with this idea that the students have drawings hung all over the window with the rain ...and all of them are about clouds or rain...things that they know, and then there is one of the sun. I had so much fun doing this piece, I've been happy doing things outside of my comfort zone. :)

Saturday, April 14, 2007

All Summer in a Day

O.K. Right now I'm trying to go through one of those artist transitions....There are things that I've been doing in my sketchbook that I love, funny characters and line drawings from life. In painting I've also been having fun with the palette knife...making juicy chunks. So to please myself and get out of a rut, I'm trying to combine the two. So after class on Friday I ran home and did this Illustration from scratch in about two hours. It's rough but it's the direction I want to go in. I did a little pen drawing in my book, and then painted it onto the board. I want to play with fun shapes, keeping the lines in certain areas, flat shapes in some areas, and play with proportions. I have a problem of being to boring when it comes to drawing from reference....but I have to say that I've never had so much fun painting before. In other Illustrations I would paint in the eyes....I was just having fun with the character from the story "All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury. The girl is depressed and a loner, and it rains 7 years straight so it's like a grey storm in her eyes...oooooh how deep lol. Also I wanted her hair and skin to be as pale as the background so she almost disappears if it weren't for the jumper and the few lines. In the story she kind of disappears into the students and classroom because she is so quiet, and no one likes her :(. Anyways I had so much fun! Now I have to do my actual Illustration for Tuesday, plus some pen and inks. Yay!

Sunday, April 8, 2007

White bear

This was my texture collage for Computer Illustration. I wanted to play with pattern and flat shapes, not somthing I usually do. The story originates from everything is Swirrrrrrrrrrrrlllyyyyy even the bears feet! woah!

Little Pigs Vineyards

There are a couple of my piggies for my wine company, Little Pigs Vineyards. Oink Oink!