Thursday, November 15, 2007

ABCs Sing with me!

Well here it is...the illustrations for my Wildlife Portraits for an ABC animal book. Overall I'm glad with how they turned out. We were only required to have 4 color spreads but I would like to down the road have the entire book in color. The medium was nupastels. The layout of the book has the alphabet on the left page and the illustration on the right page. So the left page would be Aa alligator with the alligator drawing on the right page. I printed a hard copy that does it justice and the feeling you get when holding it in your hands is overwhelming. Let me what you think!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Sneek Peek

These are some color comps for my Animal ABC book that I will be completing in the coming weeks. Each letter in the alphabet has a portrait of an animal that will represent it. So these are obviously for T and F. In the final book the border will be white with the letter being placed in the left of right corner depending on the page placement in the
book. The entire book is being done in nupastles to allow the vivid color to catch the viewer's eye. It's getting a little stressful with the shadow of the deadline looming but I know the final edition of the book will be a success. I'll post a copy of the final when all is well.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Public Service Poster

This was a public service announcement poster against smoking. The concept was based around a smoking character from the 1950's that was a carton of cigarettes with women's legs dancing. I took this character and drew a body outline around her as if it was part of a crime scene. The text at the bottom is a play on words that would headline that smoking character. The placement is meant to resemble that of a surgeon general warning on a cigarette pack. The medium was nupastels on pastel card and was then touched up in photoshop.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Event Poster

This was an event poster and I decided to illustrate a seafood festival that is held in south Florida. I went with the concept of seafood market chalkboards that show sales. The claws are more of a surreal combination of lobster and stone crab claws, along with shrimp boarding the sides of the text. The medium was nupastels on pastel card.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Movie Poster

Well this is it senior year...crunch time. This is a piece from my poster design class. The theme was movie posters and I picked the British crime movie "layer cake." If you haven't seen it then check it out, it's by the same guys that made "Snatch. " The illustration is pretty self explanatory, with a cake that is bleeding. The title is a metaphor for the levels of crime, starting from the bottom and working to the top as in layers of cake. It was done in nupastels. I'm also making my own kid's book in another class. It is going to be a Animal ABC book. I'll keep you updated with how that process goes but I'm excited about how it will turn out.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Oil Pastels Tech

This was still life illustration with a mixed media technique. I started off with priming the illustration board with gesso and added toliet paper to create a surface texture. Then I blocked in the still life with acrylic paint and spray fixed it. I added detail and color with oil pastels.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The Nutcracker

This assignment was to illustrate a theater poster so I decided to depict 'the Nutcracker.' At first I was going to incorporate the mouse king and the toy soldier but resulted in a cropped image of the soldier's face. I think this image works the best because it will gain the viewer's attention quickly and the toy soldier image has become iconic. I used a wash out technique with gouache and ink to create the line work and then painted with watercolor.

The Wave

This was an alter ego self portrait project. I decided to chose my hair since it has a mind of its own. I brought the 'wave' to life with the influence of the Johnny Bravo character. I used gouache and watercolor along with a pull out technique. It is still a work in progress for I still need to pull more lights in the cheeks.


These are some watercolor paintings of the Savannah skyline.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Testing 1 2 3

Here I was just playing around with pastels some more and then tested it out with some filters in photshop.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Surfs Up

The theme was to do a 'Kid magazine' illustration showing how fruits and vegs can be fun for childern. I made a character out of olives, a pineapple, and a watermelon. Then put him in the action of surfing a big wave. The media is watercolor.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Death of Frosty

This was a cool color scheme assignment for my pastels class. The theme was frosty being run over by a car. I decided to illustrate the after effects of the crash with frosty separated between the tire tracks.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Wanna Play a Game?!

Stamp illustration with a horror theme. Jigsaw puppet from "SAW" in watercolor.