Wednesday, January 27, 2010

3 watercolors with line

So we had to do 3 illustrations incorporating using paint as line, and I didn't like it. My lines in these pics look weird and forced, I just like the large blocks of color much better. These are all pretty mediocre, so hopefully I just get better and can forget about these :P Be on the lookout for a flood of watercolors soon.

Monday, January 25, 2010


Here's the cute kitty I illustrated today in class. We used only watercolor, no pen. We used different brushes to imply line. I didn't really use much line, because kitties are very furry. I think it turned out pretty well for being done during class :)

refined illustrations #2

Okay, here's the refined versions of the toilet and monkey. They turned out okay, could be better, could be worse. I'd like a little more darkness in the monkey, but when it comes to large blocks of black, Microns are not my friend. So I only did a little bit of the solid black blocks. That illustration took about an hour or so, and the toilet took about ten minutes :P

Friday, January 22, 2010

Color-washed illustration

For our first water color exercise, we had to take our refined larger line illustration and apply a wash to it. i chose purple and flesh tone, and it didn't turn out beautifully, but it's okay. I am learning :D

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

round 2 of line art

For this round, we were told to just take pictures of everyday stuff that we run in to, and then draw them in any style of line art. We were allowed to use the same style for every photo, if we so chose. Most of mine were pretty simplistic lines, like contour drawings. Some of them were black and white using negative space for definition. We now have to redo 2 of them at a larger size, and I'm redoing the monkey and the toilet.

Friday, January 15, 2010

refined illustration

For this one, I just took one of the ten drawings I did and made a larger, more detailed illustration using the same image and technique. I chose the squiggly line one, and it turned out decently. It could use more detail, but has a good sense of value.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

First far I'm surviving

For our first illustration assignment we were required to pick a photo we've taken and draw ten different line art illustrations with it. We were allowed to vary the technique and cropping, but all illustrations had to be black and white. I chose a photo of my eyes and used photoshop and tracing to help me. The photoshop was really helpful when I was trying to figure out ways to make ten different drawings, and then I used translucent marker paper to trace the photo manipulations from photoshop. I'll be doing a larger version of the squiggly line one.