Thursday, March 15, 2012

Alphabet + Frivoli-Tea

This week's Decorative Illustration Project!
Our theme was illustrated typography and for the first part of the project we were to invent/illustrate our own alphabet. Mine was on things, mostly kitchen things, that are used to hold or deal with liquids:

`micron pens
`waterproof colour inks
`assembled digitally in Photoshop

And for the 2nd part of the project we were to illustrated an onomatopoeia word or a play on words of sorts. I chose to illustrate "Frivolity" which I turned into - "Frivoli-TEA". And I absolutely feel a series coming out of this pun. =)

This is the original version
But then I also decided to create my own hand drawn background pattern...

And I actually colorized it in Photoshop to be more of a light blue colour and put it behind my image=)

`9 x 11 Bristol Smooth Paper
`Prismacolor pens
`Micron pens
`Koh-i-Noor waterproof colour inks

Oh, and now I'm also on! A great place for illustrated letters and inspiration=)

Happy Thursday!

Saturday, March 10, 2012


This is a project from a couple of weeks back for my Children's Book Illustration class. Our assignment was to create 5 illustrations that would be for an encyclopedic or educational type of book.

I approached this project by illustrating 5 different famous fictional trees. I think it would be really neat if there was a book that categorized and described various fictional trees=)

Truffula Trees - Dr. Seuss - The Lorax

Hexxus' Baobab Tree - FernGully (animation)

Silver Apple Tree - C.S. Lewis - The Chronicles of Narnia

Grandmother Willow - Disney - Pocahontas

White Tree of Gondor - J.R.R. Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
`Bristol Smooth Paper
`Prismacolor pens
`Micron pens
`Koh-i-Noor waterproof colour inks

9x12 inches

Happy Saturday!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Lost & Found Comic

So, for my Illustration Comics class I'm working on an 8 page comic. The story of the comic isn't limited to 8 pages, but we have to have 8 finished pages by the end of this semester - penciled, inked, coloured, and with text (if applicable).

The following are 4 of my inked pages so far. The pencil lines for the gutters will be replaced with digital gutters later, and I plan to adjust my panels according to today's critique=)
I won't post the story here, anyone reading will just have to wait in suspense and see how it evolves=)

Materials: 0.05 + 0.1 micron pens and tracing paper
Size: 11 x 17 inches

Happy Monday!