Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Illustration Friday: Worry

So this set of illustrations fits the topic in that I have certain worries about them. One is how well they relate to each other. (One is traditional media one is digital. Can you tell which is which?) I'm doing the digital because while I love the look (and even the process) of the ink resist it is time consuming, messy (India ink and kids can be volatile mixture...) and sends a lot of paint down the drain. So the computer is still time consuming (and has its own set of environmental impacts) but saves the carpets and drains--and can be walked away from at a moments notice for the myriad of small crisises that need immediate handling.
I had a portfolio review a few weeks ago and one of the things she thought I needed were a few sets of images, (two were good so that I could put one on each side of a postcard for mailers), that showed a story progression. So I'm trying to work on that. One of the things that has been great about Illustration Friday for me is that it has kept me working and given me a few more portfolio pieces. But since I eventually want to illustrate picture books--I need more things that show a story rather than a vignette.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Ilustration Friday: Seed

This weeks topic seemed so easy--that it almost didn't get done. It was easy to just shove it aside among all the other things going on. And then there are all the ideas that are cropping up that need tending. I did this with a good ol' Sharpie. So easy to grab and draw... Of course I remember my daughter's lesson ("drawing on my bed was a bad idea.") and put a piece of scrap paper under my work.