Monday, October 27, 2008

book progress

Here is some process on my book project, I am illustrating a fairly long picture book with a story I wrote about a girl who lives beneath an autumn tree. I had a good time with the story board, most of the book is just the girl and the tree so I tried to push myself to experiment with interesting and varied viewpoints. I did one full set of thumbnails then took photo reference and did a second set, although most of the compositions stayed the same you can see how some of them, like this one changed. I am happy with the large drawing, which still needs some work on color, however there are parts of the small sketch that I liked and lost (probably because I chose not to transfer the small sketch, but to draw the final again from scratch, oh well - good drawing practice!).

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

sketching in the sky

Last weekend I flew down to Sarasota, Florida to attend the Illest of Ill Exhibition put on by Illustration Majors at the Ringling College of Art and Design. It was an amazing exhibition with plenty of quality Illustration. Sam Weber and Jillian Tamaki were there to judge the show and gave some helpful and inspiring lectures. It was also really interesting to see a dry brush ink demo by Sam Weber.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

drawing + color

I am working on finding a way to add color and unify patterned areas of line while still keeping the essence of the drawing. Here I sealed the drawing with acrylic and tried a few things, but most of the color ended up coming from oil washes.