Friday, April 29, 2011

"Stir" Color Study

Here is a color study of an illustration I started a while back, titled Stir. The final will be in acrylic.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Paisley Tales

This is a revised version of the hand drawn type piece I posted last week. I decided to remove 'bird' since I have clearly depicted an illustration of a bird already. I may try designing different versions of this bird, and possibly have him interact with the type more. Print patterns other than paisley (like damask, for example) I think could also be interesting for a type piece...possibly a logo for a fabric or clothing store? My next idea is to have type or a phrase involving the four seasons, with 1-2 animals for each.
I am also planning on coming up with some new baby clothing graphics, for t-shirts and pajamas, etc.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

More hand drawn type

I started this logo a couple days ago and did the color this evening. The words are from nowhere in particular, just something I came up with. Now I have an idea to do a type series using different animals...
Medium is pen and ink/digital.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hand Drawn Logos

I am interested in learning more about graphic design, specifically graphic design that has more of a "hand drawn" look. I would like to begin to incorporate logos and/or hand drawn type into my existing and new illustration work. These are just some thumbnail sketches inspired by a local busines in town:

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Drawing & Underpainting

My Stir illustration (I'm thinking if calling it something else now) drawing and underpainting on board. The illustration is now 12x16." I have named my character Sue. For future pieces I plan to feature her with other characters (including animals)! I am in the process of working out the color and I plan to have the finished piece up soon, with hopefully more work along the way too!

Friday, April 1, 2011


A pencil sketch for this week's IF, which is Toy. I am in the middle of working on a series of self-promotional pieces for my illustration career, and this will be one of them. I had many ideas for Toy (would have liked to do all of them!) I decided on a tea party with stuffed animals. I may do the other Toy ideas or have a combination of them in a piece somehow...
I hope to have color illustrations again soon for future IFs! :-)