So As you may have seen, I just posted something to Illustration Friday on Monday morning. I'm really trying to keep up each week with submitting....
After submission, I happened to glance at the Ad/ sidebar and what do I see? What is the Ad that has caused me to write a whole post about it? What amazingness was there on that site?? (well I guess I spoiled it in my post title & my images).. It's the Sketchbook Project for 2012!
I didn't even realize when the sign-ups began! (..since October, haha). I admit I totally forgot about it! I didn't want to put it off like I did last year. So I sucked it up, signed up on the spot!
I'll (hopefully) be starting school in the Fall, so this will be great practice for the pressure of completing projects on time. :)
The theme I picked is Stitches and Folds. The theme is just a jumping-off point, but i plan to keep it around.
I'm super excited to start. I love that you can rebind and modify the moleskin sketchbook any way that you want to suit your look. :) (a few tiny rules though)... I love this idea of a traveling art show, and whoever came up with it is genius.
I can't wait to start! I missed out last year. :( That won't happen again.
Anyone else join in yet?
Completed books must be postmarked by Jan 31st 2012. I've got some time, but I'm so pumped I might just explode! Let's hope that motivation is around when my sketchbook is delivered and lasts til Jan 2012...
Check it out: The Sketchbook Project 2012
26 April 2011
25 April 2011
He's just enjoying being high up on his shiny new Penny Farthing.
I originally drew this with colored pencils, scanned it, and made a background in illustrator. Then, I added some touches in photoshop. But when I saw the final product, I noticed that everything was so rendered and neat, and the main character was lacking.... So i re-did the entire thing in Adobe Illustrator, and I'm much happier now. :)
Here is my colored pencil original anyways...
I like that its a bit wonky, but the whole thing needs to be wonky for it to look good in my opinion. :)
21 April 2011
This is inspired by a special I watched recently on the Irwin family. I would love travel to the Australia Zoo. Anyone been there? I thought about a really difficult journey down the path less traveled deep into the jungle. I've got my boots and my compass, Who's with me? :)
Done in Illustrator, and tiddled around with in Photoshop...