Sunday, March 27, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
|Closing page for my portfolio with a Texan twist ;)|
|Ad for the event Blues on the Green in Austin|
|Goose Girl book spread without color|
|Goose Girl book spread colorized :P|
|These are a few of my final projects from my winter quarter at SCAD. All of these were done in ballpoint pen, and then later digitally colored. As much as I love watercolor, Photoshop seems to be growing on me due to fast-paced deadlines.|
The first is my closing page for my Portfolio Class, which will be the last page presented in my printed portfolio. Because I'm from Texas, I felt that I should represent - in this case, the Jackalope. I think I'm going to explore drawing more variety of animals in my spare time; so fun!
I suppose I was on a Texas kick when I decided to illustrate an ad for Blues on the Green in my Vector Illustration class. I had some fun and did a pun on Edouard Manet's Le déjeuner sur l'herbe (Luncheon on the Grass) with the placement of the figures and a little bit of editing. I felt that the mood was so fitting. The last 2 images were also from my Portfolio Class. I chose to illustrate a less popular Grimm fairytale, The Goose Girl. This image would be for a children's book, but the story is a bit dark in nature . . . I love it. It's a little lengthy, but it's the perfect revenge story! The actual size of the drawing took a long time using ballpoint pen, but I really would like to continue illustrations for this fairytale. Maybe others too!
Thursday, March 3, 2011
|back of box|
|side illustration (cacao tree)|
|side illustration (Mayan temple)|
|front of box|
I came to the name Ek Chuah because its the name of the Mayan patron god of chocolate. I always love researching mythology and symbolism to incorporate into my illustration work. All of the illustrations for my template have symbolic connection to Mayan mythology and chocolate.
I will also add photos of my mini mock-up 6 pack soon! It's kind of cute! Now, I really want to try some chocolate stout beer for myself . . . .
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
This is an illustration I did as a vignette for the opening page in my portfolio. I wanted the image to be a bit simplistic with plenty of open space for my name, which I added later. I had in mind to do an image that would maybe go with a wine label, perhaps a Pinot Noir. Something sensual and dark . . .
For some reason this JPEG file of my image looks messier than it should. The color is a little off, too . . . Might update this soon!