Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I really liked how this banner for HIST57 turned out, I couldn't wait to share it :D.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

As My Whimsey Takes Me...

Given a little incentive, I finally got around to vectorizing a few of my whimsey designs! Hooray! I've been interested in making these types of embellisments for years and have made dozens, but all have been pen-on-paper and never really brought to the computer. But thanks to Illustrator and a couple hours which probably should have been spent on homework... voila! Fancy computer whimseys!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Barnyard Buffet

We all know what a buffet for humans looks like.... but what about a buffet for animals? This was our first assignment in Senior Illustration Studio. We were supposed to make something that could be submitted to an illustration competition hosted in Italy. The prompt was "buffet" and the entries had to be square. I haven't done much with squares in the past... and now I know why. Squares are HARD. I think the composition worked out OK though. I haven't done many things previously that are this complex, so this was a fun challenge. I've been thinking alot lately about how to lead the eye around a composition, my original idea here was to have the viewer move around the painting in a sort of sideways figure 8 pattern.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Writing for Children Objective banners

Writing for Children Lesson banners

Here are the finished lesson banners for ENGL 320 R, Writing for Children. I was trying to emulate Eric Carle's Style. (As always, open them in a new window to see bigger).

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Clown Feet page 2

This was the original image I thought of for the story Clown Feet--the rest sprang from this. I was playing around with the idea of a visual joke, one with absolutely no words required. I think I was successful, as several people I've shown this picture to (and others in the story) have laughed out loud without me having to explain anything about the picture.