Friday, December 31, 2010

children's book illustration

Final pages w/ dropped in text for Children's Book Illustration class. First is the cover, second is a spot, third is a bordered full page, and fourth is a two-page spread. Not pictured: 32 page dummy. Illustrations are in pastel over a purple gouache wash, the princess lineup has gouache detailing overtop as well.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Final painting for DFA! I tried working in an entirely new way on this and it brought a whole bag of its own unexpected troubles and led to a lot of reworking, especially of color. Working completely flat makes you really have to face value, texture, and the information conveyed by edge quality, and it was really great to do.

This was done in photoshop, mostly polygonal lasso tool, some solid brushes, and a little bit of blur. All colors were kept separate so the file ended up getting really huge (well over 100 layers), but that allowed for easy editing of specifics and quick specific color adjustments (and color adjustment was a very very big thing in getting this to work).

Aaaaannnnnd, here's some of the process! I always find it interesting to see how things came about....

Sunday, December 5, 2010

one week left!

I love planning dialogue animation. Can't wait for next semester when we get to animate it too.