Thursday, May 31, 2007
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
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.
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.