Sunday, March 25, 2007

Illustration Friday: I Spy

The hieroglyphs on this one say, "I spy with my little eye."

I made an interesting discovery the other day as I was placing my favorite bookmark in a book: It has the hieroglyphic alphabet on it! (Another keepsake from Egypt.)

I've been using a translation website to get my hieroglyphics, and there is some variation between alphabets and translations I've noticed.

For example the web site translates my name with the hieroglyphs on the left. On the right is the silver cartouche I used to make my signature cartouche. One uses the arm as an "eh" sound and the other uses a feather. (But then I cannot be too sure on the accuracy of my silver cartouche. It was one of those tourist things they sell while you are trapped on a bus. )

Monday, March 19, 2007

Illustration Friday: Total

I found that getting a sense of action using a style that tends to be static is difficult. I'm not sure I'm all that happy with this one. (The hieroglyphs say "Total air." The cartouche at the bottom says "Heather" and is based on a cartouche I had done when I was in Egypt.)

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Illustration Friday: Wired

This one took me a little longer (Probably because my first priority this weekend was the 3 year-old birthday party...) But I was happy I found a way to fit it in with the Egyptian theme. (My initial vision for "wired" was of an ADHD brain...)

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Illustration Friday: Hide

When my husband saw last week's illustration he said, "It would be cool to do a series like this of them doing everyday 'now' things." (I'd been complaining to him that I'm incapable of developing a "personal style." even though I've been drawing/painting for over three decades) The other part of it is that I find exploring multiple styles so fascinating I can't give up the others to focus on just one. However this is a detriment in marketing myself as and illustrator and there I feel a quandary. It was heartening to read the IF interview with Von Glitschka ( … tschka.php )

where he said he let the project dictate the style.

But I bet I need some samples of maintaining a consistent style in my portfolio to prove I can do it.

(The hieroglyphs in this one say, "Ready or not here I come.")