November 15, 2008

La Lucha Roller!

Rollergirl poster, finished at last! Well, I mean, it was finished a few days ago, but I've been busy. As you may have noticed, I did change my idea from the original design, but I'm glad I did. She loves everybody.... You're next! (shameless theft from a Yellow Note album)

Most of this was done in Illustrator, but then I cheated and used photoshop to get the line details, shading on the pile, and shines. The print is 11x17"

November 11, 2008

More figure drawing

Just one--this week's drawing from class--but I think this is definitely the most detailed and complete one yet. With 5 minute breaks every twenty (for the models), this was done over the course of about 5 hours. Vine charcoal on German Etch heavy rag paper--this stuff is 75% cotton and a dream to work on! Great texture and color. I'll have to get more--I just wish it wasn't almost $5 a sheet. The angled crop was interesting to work with.

November 7, 2008

Vectory, vectory goodness

I have made it my personal goal to conquer Illustrator. I can do the fancy tricks with gradients and transparency; now, I'm trying to get together a coherent illustrative style with this program as my ally.

So, first, my Illustration Concepts book cover piece. I chose to re-do The Picture of Dorian Gray. The front cover and spine text is all hand-drawn, and the back is fonts. The gold leaf designs were free vectors from BenBlogged, but I did all the arrangement and patterning myself.

And then some fun for myself--I've been enjoying drawing little cute things like this, so I took my favorite one (a self portrait in my steampunk costume) in to play with more vectors.