Friday, October 28, 2011

Epic Celtic Keds

So, for our 3rd Surface Illustration project we had to design a pair of keds-shoes using the PRO-Keds shoes from

I decided to create a fiery Celtic bird-of-prey motif=)
We also had to order the shoes we created, and so I can't wait till mine arrive in the mail!

side profile

heel accent
These designs were first hand drawn. Then they were Live-Traced in Illustrator, and then they were Live painted in Illustrator:)

Soon to be available to the public purchasing on Zazzle. I'll keep you posted:)
Happy Friday!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Surface Illustration: Electrical Boxes

So for the latest Surface Illustration class assignment we were to design/illustrate a visual that might have been potentially chosen in a competition to beautify some of downtown Vancouver's electrical boxes. My design didn't win, but I was happy with it=)

Essentially I created this pattern that would repeat and wrap around the box:

 And here are the individual characters:

These were done in Illustrator, but I originally started with hand drawn sketches like these:

Happy Thursday!