Sunday, October 24, 2010

Illustration Stuff

The first assignment in my Illustration Professional Practices class (I tend to refer to it as Ill. Practices ^_^) dealt with occupations. We were each assigned a different occupation in a somewhat random way (our teacher called on us and we chose a number 1-21 and were given the occupation assigned to the number we called). By the grace of God I chose number 18 and was assigned Animal Trainer. Even better, our teacher said our assignment was open to however we interpreted it. YAY!

So my idea was a little girl training an octopus, who happens to be balancing on a large ball, juggling, and spinning plates. I'm going to show you different stages of my painting process.

I like to sneak up on color when using watercolor (any media really), so I lay down light washes of color to see whether they're going to get along or not.

Now a little more color and a slight suggestion of value . . . oh, and a slight composition change. I put a crowd of kids in the bottom right corner. You probably didn't notice that, right?

Oh no! Now were starting to create depth! AH!

And now the FINAL!
Sorry, was that too big of a jump for you? Forgive me, I didn't take more pictures of the process. I always mean to, but I get caught up in the project and want to keep going. When I'm like that there's no time to stop for pictures (which isn't a bad thing, no sir!).
Before the end of this, I added a lot more color and value. Which was accomplished with some help of colored pencils.
Farewell for now! Thanks for visiting and have a GREAT week! ^_^


  1. Jeanette this is super adorable! Good show :D

  2. That's so fun! I'm proud of our creative sister!

  3. Cute! I don't know how I missed some of these posts! :(

  4. I love seeing the progression of the picture. Thanks for showing it to us. I love the idea of a girl teaching an octopus!