This piece was done for the Nymph challenge over at theartorder blog. Trying a relatively new rendering style, really like how it came out. Very likely going to try adopting it to my other pieces, though hopefully in a less busy manner.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Hah, yeah, I'm sorry guys. I've been rather lazy with updating my blog here. I've got some backstock to work through here. Dont mind me.
Finished this piece last semester for illustration. Took second place in TAD's Train Your Brain contest. Wanted to play with more graphic compositions, and I like how it turned out.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
So I've been breaking out of my comfort zone a lot this semester. Oil painting, editorial illustration, comics, poster design, my entire media class... A lot of things I'm not used to doing. I've also been working on simplifying my compositions, using more large graphic shapes and better use of space. And while a lot of that hasnt been put up here (yet at least), I definitely feel I'm learning a lot from it. But every now and then, I just need to do something that is completely and entirely....me.
And thus, this painting. Epic fantasy. Golden lighting. Jagged rock formations. Clouds in abundance. Hey, cant knock me for being inconsistent, right? It started out as a thumbnail for a Way of Kings book cover (I ended up doing Mistborn instead), but I finished it out in my free time a little differently.
Dont worry, I'll experiment more later. Or...at least...after I finish my Illustration assignment on Holiday Giftbooks. :|
Edit: Added process gif.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Every year the La Musica orchestra festival has a poster contest that Illustration students work on as an assignment. The major themes they wanted were instruments, Sarasota, music, or celebration. It was, of course, also mandatory to use their logo. I didnt particularly enjoy this project as much as others, but I think I got a coolish image out of it.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Sunday, October 7, 2012
So I know I said my next Sanderson fan piece would be either Kaladin or Vasher...but I had the opportunity to redesign a book cover for my Illustration I class, and my Way of Kings thumbnails weren't panning out to my teachers liking. He did however like my idea for a mistborn cover, and I gravitated toward the Well of Ascension cover (I like big swords). After a large amount of changes and revamps and fixes, I ended up with this.
As per usual, I took some liberties. The mistcloak is tied around her waist, resembling the one on the hardcover Well of Ascension book, with a touch of the semi-official inkthinker version thrown in also. The coin trails were hard to capture in this style, but I think they got across well enough. As for who the person in the foreground is? Well, I'll leave that up to interpretation. Is it a random person? A random mistling? A particular mistborn sociopath? Never know. Regardless, I struggled with the type face for this cover. I'm not a graphic designer, although I would desperately like a class on typography in illustration. Here was my attempt.
Questionable for sure. My design friends would probably kill me. Sorry Jamie.