Monday, October 22, 2012

Much Like the Tortoise, I Have Started this Race Slowly...

It's taking a bit of time to get my school legs back and I'm not totally pleased with my first few projects. However, in the interest of full disclosure, here are the first assignments for Year 4 Illustration, The good, the bad and the ugly :)

A digital piece for my Corporate/ Cultural Illustration class based on a very interesting article about our man, Bieber. You can read the article here. Tried to go more painterly, less dependant on inked lines. Really enjoyed doing the hand drawn letters, coulda pushed the colour (warm dress), added nicer strokes to her hair and dress, background pattern maybe.

Created Olympic Mascots for Childrens Illustration class. I chose Luxembourg to host the olympics because that is from where my mother hails and I wanted to learn more about it. Learned of a beautiful folktale involving a mermaid and Count Siegfroid. Need to start experimenting with paint and colour because the digital work is lacking something...

...and that is frightfully clear in these two images. My initial ideas for Ness and Capone here were more conceptual and iconic and I wish I had gone with those but I wanted to challenge myself to draw the environment around these characters and use it to tell something about their personalities. The architecture was fun to do but I should have brought the focus tighter on the characters, and the colours in that Ness piece, along with the inking, are pretty bad. Yeesh.

Gotta push the media experimentation. Loosen up.