Sunday, December 14, 2008

Fox and the Robin

Here is the final illustration for my Decorative Illustration class. It is taken from a story of a fox who tries to lure a Robin out of a tree by telling it that the animal kingdom has a new law of all animals living together in harmony and never to harm each other, of course the robin doesn't fall for it. It was done in Corel Painter with some editing in Photoshop.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Thanksgiving is officially over so I thought it appropriate to post this and start off the holiday fun! This was for my Decrative Illustration class, the assignment was to create a table place mat and a napkin to go along with it.
Here is the place mat, if you haven't been able to tell already I love animals and seals are one of my fav and what's cutter than a baby seal celebrating Christmas?

The napkin to go along with it. Both of these were done in Corel painter and I did a little editing in Photoshop.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Here is yet another work for my digital portfolio class. It is definitely one of my favorite classes because we are basically free to do what ever we want just as long as we try to create the best work we can to go into our portfolio.
So this one is from the story about the mouse and the lion in which the lion spares the mouses life and in return the mouse frees the lion from human captors which is the part of the story I decided to illustrate. I scanned in a pencil sketch and then finished it in Corel Painter. I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I finally have new work I actually like! So the first is something I did for my digital portfolio class, it is an illustration from a children’s story about a mythical bird called the bitaba bird. One is born every 100 years from a geode and they live among the stars. I first did a sketch in pencil, as I always do, and scanned the sketch and finished it in Photoshop.

This second one was for my decorative illustration class. The assignment was to create a card celebrating new life. We had three lines to choose from to illustrate and I chose “Congratulations on your special delivery!” The actual print out would not have the dark blue top but be cut out in the cloud shape. I also did this in Photoshop.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sorry I haven't posted anything new in a while. I wanted to once a week but I haven't really liked anything I've done lately, but here's something I think is decent enough to post. Hopefully I'll do better this next week and thank you for the comments!!
I did this for a birthday card assignment in my Decorative Illustration class. This card is supposed to be for a young child's birthday and the inside would read "I hope your birthday is as sweet as you. Happy Birthday!" I did it all in Photoshop, hope you enjoy!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Hey all! Thanks to anyone who has viewed my new blog though at least one comment would have been nice :(, if you don't want to sign up to this site you could always just e-mail me :). Well any way here is the finished illustration to the line drawing I previously posted. I added the color in Corel Painter and did some other editing in Photoshop.

Here is one other design I did for my Decorative Illustration class. The assignment was to create a self promotion image to be put on a t-shirt. I'd like to do fantasy work and fairies are awesome so that's what I went with. And below is how it would look on a t-shirt. This was all done is Photoshop.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hey all!

Welcome to my blog, as the title states I plan to post my art work on this blog for people to hopefully see and enjoy. I will show how my process works from beginning to end for some work, only finished work for others and possibly some sketch book work. Please feel free to leave any comments good or to point things out that can be improved, I'm always looking to learn and grow so don't be afraid to speak up.

For now I will mainly be posting my most recent work which is the work I am doing for this Fall semester. So for this first blog here is a portfolio project for a children's book illustration which is a work in progress at the moment, I will post my process for it so far.

Here is the first rough sketch, it is a young girl and her fantasy creature friends basically destroying her families kitchen. The shadow is a very upset nanny. I decided to stick with this idea but change it slightly, at the moment it works as more of a cover illustration but I wanted it to be more of a two page inside illustration. So I changed the position of the little girl to be in the distruction of the kitchen rather than a by stander as she is in this first sketch.This is now the same idea but changed so the young girl is enjoying the destruction along with her fantasy friends. The nanny has no detail because there will be a light from the window behind her casting shadow infront of her to cause the young girl and her friend in the foreground to stand out more as the focal point and it is also important to leave certain areas of an illustration less detailed so text can be added later. This is the finished line drawing which I will add color to in Corel Painter which I will post when finished.
I hope you all enjoyed this little explanation of my process and it wasn't too boring.