A delightful little Work In Progress my father helped title for me. Just a silly little something I look forward to turning into a poster once it’s colored and ready to go! Who doesn’t love a line of prancing poodles?
note: So everyone knows, since this photo is smaller than the original for copyright/protective reasons, the mouse at the end has a cotton ball on its tail and an upside-down bottle cap for a crown!
One of my more recent projects. it’s still a work in progress, but it’s also a wonderful little piece to play around with. I’m hoping to make this a promotional/mailer piece, but we’ll see how it goes. The first is the original ink drawing, done with brush and ink. The second is watercolor work done on a print out. It’s been fun, painting again 🙂
Like every artist, I have a variety of projects I’ve been working on as of late. Three different book projects, plus a comic book/webcomic and an illustrated quilt. I don’t have much time to work on any one for very long, but I wanted to toss a few little snippets up here to kind of show everyone that I’ve been working hard and am, of coarse, still trying to work my way into the world.
The first four snapshots are of a pair of posters I’ve been working over for my webcomic, Tricks, Twins & Thieves, to get the ball rolling on possible merchandising material for the future. Each original drawing is 11×17 inches, and they will be colored eventually! The bottom two shots are little illustrations for a poem/book “This Is A Poem For You”. It’s a personal venture and will be kept between me and the one who wrote it (most likely) but I’m putting a fair bit of effort into it and look forward to showing it to everyone else once it’s complete!
I wasn’t joking when I said I’d be trying to post up on this thing more often. 🙂
I was contacted by the KC Symphony last week to work on a handful of illustrations for them, and these are some little snapshots of where they’re at. There are 6 total, and I’m still working on the inking process.
What you’re seeing in the second image is how I like to work with my light table to help with time restraints. I did the sketches and got them to a point where I was happy with their tightness and over all appearance. Then, I change the color of the pencil after scanning them in and print them out in some randomly selected light blue hue, which looks really nice when it shines through on a light board. Then, I go back over the illustrations, very slowly, taking the time to get the detail I want, before I will take them all to be scanned and colored in Photoshop– usually with water color washes that have also been scanned.
I’ve been a busy bee!
A Wizardly Work in Progress
And to revamp myself and get myself going on updating my blog– as well as to get my creative juices flowing, I’ve been working on a piece just for fun when I get the chance.
This is the work that fills my sketchbooks, even if it isn’t something (yet) that’s a sellable style, things like this are what I love! And since this is my blog, I figured… Why not? I don’t have to be professional all of the time.
Where’s the fun in that?
I was right to be super excited about this assignment I set up for myself! It’s been a rocky road thus far, after taking several pages of thumbnailing before finally setting on two designs for my Star Trek: Into Darkness Poster Set. Once I’ve finished Jim Kirk, it’ll be time to play around with some charcoal and texture before assembling and coloring the 24″ x 36″ poster. I haven’t started on the “Enlist” poster yet, but I have the idea down so it’s time to start once this one is to a comfortable spot. Both need to be finished by Friday, so I’m working as hard as I can! It doesn’t look like I’ll have the popcorn bucket and cup done and ready for display by the show date, but I’ll work on them for the end of year– for myself if no one else.
I’ve also got tickets to see the premier of the show two days before the actual release date, so I’m just about as excited as possible!
Enjoy the little picture of me tiredly enjoying myself!
Guess it’s time to get back to work now! Graduation is creeping up so fast.
I’ve never had so many projects going on at the same time before!! It’s kind of exciting, while being a little overwhelming and difficult to focus on at the same time. I’ve also taken these projects as an excuse to get back into water coloring a little bit. My work method has changed a little, not working on pieces in, well, pieces, with the intention of bringing them all together in Photoshop. I’m not yet sure how I like it, but this is where the world is heading anyway. I just have to keep as much of my favorite tradition feel as I can!
The plate is full of Thank you and Commencement cards, as well as the library cards, a personal exploration, and Character tiles. I’m loving it. 🙂