Monday, 12 October 2009

Saturday, 10 October 2009

photoshop fun

Here are two new images I've been working on, both contain photographs I've taken as well as gouache paintings.I played with it all in Photoshop and I quite like the results!

I decided to enter the second image into Illustration Friday for the word of the week, this week the word is 'flying'.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

dangerous waters

This is something I came up with today.. I then played around with it in photoshop..i'm not sure which image I like best at the moment.

Illustration Friday - Germs

As I have a cold at the moment I can totally relate to this! Here's what I came up with for the word 'Germs'.

Monday, 5 October 2009

Illustration Friday - Pattern

I've been following the website 'Illustration Friday' for quite some time now. It's a really interesting site with links to lots of artists and illustrators blogs and websites. Every week they have a word that people illustrate and then you can send in your image and it gets published on the website. Last week the word was 'Pattern', I didn't get round to sending my image in but here's what I did...

Sunday, 4 October 2009

In our last illustration class we had a go at abstract illustration, we were each given a section from a fable and asked to illustrate this using abstract shapes and basic colours. I was given 'The Wolf and the Lamb' to illustrate. This fable is basically about a wolf trying to think of a reason to eat a lamb that he has just come across for his supper....The section I was given to illustrate involved the wolf drinking at a spring, then noticing a lamb drinking lower down the hill, then the wolf kept coming up with reasons why he should eat the lamb and the lamb kept arguing his case for not being eaten...!

At first I found it quite difficult to make my wolf such a basic set of shapes and eventually my wolf was simply some jagged lines. My sheep ended up just being a cloud shape and I kept the scenery very basic. I do like this way of working and would like to explore it further.