Tuesday, July 13, 2010

how cute is this


i claim no responsibility (unfortunately) for the creation of this. thanks to silver_bracelets of tumblr for making my life this much better

Monday, May 19, 2008

Ahoy there non-illustrators!

Don't read a single post up here. Seriously. Unless you like prittle-prattle about artstuffs, which can be a little boring to those of you who don't have fried retinas from staring at light-tables/computer screens or permanently stained hands or a good outfit shrink-wrapped in the back of your closet because you've learned, the hard way, that GESSO IS EVERYWHERE.

So you, for those of you who got here via my Facebook, go to the links. The links, I tell you! Click "See more of my stuff here" and it will bring you to my flickr. All the other sites are worth a look-see too, that's why they're so conveniently out there.


Monday, May 12, 2008

Durrrr central image for spread

Oops, forgot one. Here's the central image (sans text and title) for my bird project. It features an ivory-billed woodpecker trapped in a net because certain bird watchers would have it that way. Assorted wet media, Sharpie (my love) and some digitizing--namely the eraser tool with diminished potency. Photoshop, I'm so glad we got to know each other. To the rest of you, enjoy!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Happy summer!

Just wanted to say good-bye and good luck to all of you, my lovely classmates. Be free! Enjoy! Draw pictures!

Final Illustration project--one last (belated) yahoo!

9 trading cards. 1 large spread. A lot of fighting with InDesign (don't worry, we're cool now). In the end, I think I ended up with a fairly solid piece. And I even got a chance to use all the cards I wanted. In the future I'd rework the text so that it fit with the images better. The format as you see them only came about after it was too late because I never considered pairing the cards by dominant color. But better late than never, I didn't like how they came out otherwise.

Page one and two--the whole nine yards picture-wise. And a little Eurostile, for the fun.

Page three and four. Something red, something blue. All I can say is, thank you InDesign and your flexibility. I love you. <3

And last but not least, lovely yellow page three. Some blatant space-filling at the end there, but hey, at least it's informative.

Spot Illustrations!

Here are my nine "artist trading cards," to be used as spot illustrations in my final bird project. The cards can be divided into three sets: the colored-background cards depicting opression, the white-background cards that feature many visceral things (a heart, guts, bones), and the cards that feature nets. You'll see how they interact in the next post.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Fork Project!

Not quite the same direction as my comp would indicate, but I'm certainly happier with this version. Not only does it feature a TV that John O'Donnell would be proud of, but also a fair amount of googlie eyes. I think the TV glow really works here, too. All in all, a significant improvement from the complicated mess I had before. This also benefitted from Pro-white. Just use it.