Wednesday, March 31, 2010
When creating an illustration this week, I was craving simplicity. I limited my colours, and simplified the lines. The hand is reaching into the water, with hopes of rescuing someone (not pictured).
After posting my original illustration, it was recommended that I experiment with the presence of someone or something that the hand can rescue. I added some hair and bubbles, and now there is a damsel in distress. She'll be alright.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
This is an illustration for a postcard, which (if chosen) will be distributed to supporters of Tom Wolfe's Ride for Cancer. When creating this illustration, I kept in mind the wholesome nature of the event. Executed in Coloured Pencil, Ink, and Cardboard.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Tuesday is the day I sit down, relax, and create my Illustration Friday work. Luckily enough, I didn't have my art kit, and resorted to a pen and some pencil crayons I had in my room. I knew from the beginning I wanted to portray "expired" as a dirty mouth. Keeping with my routine, I once again tried a new style. I drew a mouth, and roughly coloured it in with some wannabe stippling. This mouth has definitely expired!
Thursday, March 18, 2010
For this weeks Illustration Friday, I tried to put a different spin on the word "subterranean". When thinking of my illustration, I thought of the words "sub" and "terranean", and came up with a submarine with a patch of grass on the top.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
I sat down last night with one objective - create an illustration for "Brave". I was lost for ideas, so I looked to my girlfriend for some inspiration. I asked her what brave looks like, and she replied "Looking under your bed for monsters". I'm sure everyone can relate with this common childhood act of bravery. I put pen to paper, and, voila.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
I thought it would be fun to combine multiple photos with all different perspectives into one, to create a whole new image.
I created this collage from 2 National Geographic magazines (July 1968, November 1970). Although it doesn't contain any illustration, it was created with my hands, and I feel it is worthy of a submission. I physically cut the images out with my exacto knife, glued them together, scanned them in, and added in the green background in photoshop.
Just to give you some perspective
The boy at the top is from a Metropolitan Life ad, promoting an immunization against rubella. To pregnant mothers, rubella (German Measles) means a few days in bed, a sore throat, a runny nose, and a rash. But if they catch it while they are early in their pregnancy, there's a 40% chance their babies can be born with deafness, heart conditions, brain damage, or cataracts which cause at least partial blindness.
The man below him (leaning on the Zenith Chromacolor TV system, which at the time was being offered in 19", 23" and the new giant 25" screen sizes) is 85-year-old Pietro Bonetti, who (at the time) still tilled 8.5 acres near Bardolino, Italy. He grows grapes, olives and corn.
The man to Pietro's left (with the colourful glasses) is a screen tester, who was responsible for checking for distortion in the new colour television sets at the Zenith plant in Springfield, Missouri.
The hunter across from him was an american tourist, on an excursion through Cassiar, BC. He was being led by the legendary Tahltan Indian guide, Fletcher Day. Every fall Mr. Day outfitted parties with horses, provisions, and guides for days-long rides into the haunts of the caribou, moose, grizzly bear, wolf, stone sheep, and mountain goat.
The plane is a Beechcraft Bonanza. "You look down on the highway now - instead of up that hypnotic line in the middle. No time lost. No crowds. No tension. Just fast and free. Your Bonanza is every inch a thorougbread. It's more than big enough! Carries 4 to 5 passengers or a family of 6! It's more than fast enough! Streak up to 210mph at top speed. And its name is more than enough. Beechcraft!"
The bikers are from Springfield, Missouri. Springfield was featured in the November 1970 edition, because it is part of the Ozarks. The Ozarks are a physiographic, geologic, and cultural highland region of the central United States. It covers much of the south half of Missouri and an extensive portion of northwest and North central Arkansas. The region also extends westward into northeast Oklahoma and extreme southeast Kansas.
Also, by Wayne's request, this has been put on a t-shirt. Check it out on RedBubble.com.