Friday, December 30, 2011


My final projects for Illustration Design Principles. basically we had to choose a Grimm fairy tale, take one passage from the story and make four illustrations to describe the passage. I choose Thumbling and illustrated Thumbling's parents find the wolf in their home, the parents confronting said wolf, them realizing Thumbling was inside the wolf and then the wolf cut into pieces and Thumbling emerging from the wolf's body. We were only supposed to bring one scene to a "finished" level, but I really got into the project and decided to do two.

I'm pretty happy with them, I learned a lot about colour with this project as well as creating mood and atmosphere using composition (obviously the course did it's job).

Hope everyone had a great holiday and have a happy new year :D!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Lu the Llama

10" x 13"
Watercolour, gouache and coloured pencils
Illustration board

Last project of the semester for Conceptual Process! Not going to give the specs of the project, but it actually turned out to be pretty fun. 
It's a llama selling spittoons, get it :D

 My linear next to my final:

This was my first time using a linear and I'm not too sure how much I like them. Maybe they'll grow on me? The only part I found relatively helpful was that I could just trace the linear onto my board and it didn't require any extra thinking. But black and white studies just make me so confused about colour. 

And on a side note did you know llamas establish hierarchy through spitting at one another? 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Wicked Fortune Teller

Wicked Fortune Teller
Photoshop CS5.5

I was just thinking about how really good artists/ illustrators not only are fantastic at what they do, but they do such a great job on selling the idea of being an artist. They just make their lives seem so glamourous and cool.

And then I started thinking about if I do that. And I would really like to make people think I live this glorious, design filled beautiful life,
but in reality I look like I've just rolled out of bed, I need some major sleep and I need a haircut.
Probably one of the least glamourous people you can find (especially Fridays at 8am, man that's just bad).

One day I'll make people believe what I'm doing is super spiffy and they'll be like 'MAN HER LIFE MUST BE AWESOME'
and they'll go to art school and make the same realizations.