Tuesday, November 30, 2010


In my Children's Marketing Illustration class, we had to illustrate a poster that promoted reading. So here's what I turned in:

The piece was done in watercolor and colored pencil. I did large areas of color in watercolor and did detailed work in colored pencil, such as the hundreds of scales I drew on the dragon. I like the background a lot, I went over it about twenty times trying different techniques like wet on wet, paper towel, and sea sponge. I'm trying to make myself experiment more with the media that I love, watercolor. Most of my technique is wet on dry with a little bit of wet on wet here and there.

Anyways, I really like the concept I came up with, what little kid hasn't wanted a dragon for a friend, especially if he happens to be your book buddy too. ^_^ It still needs some tweaking with skin tone, text, and I think the dragon's eyes are off a bit. But this is how it stands now.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Jay and The Peacock: PART 4

this is the FINAL (for now) piece for my Jay and Peacock project. it's done in watercolors and colored pencils (what else would it be in, really?) I really like my jay character, but i need to fix the value on the right side of the composition between the tail and grass . . . just waiting to get it back. ^_^
have a GREAT break! ^_^

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Red's Revenge

For my Humorous Illustration Class, we were assigned to do a piece for S.O.I. (Society of Illustrators). Our only requirement was that it had to be humorous. So i did an idea I've had since the beginning of the year but hadn't had the opportunity to do it. It's a scene of Little Red Riding Hood scolding the Wolf, who's muzzled and on a leash, looking very crestfallen. I know it may not be humorous to most, but i find it amusing. ^_^

line drawing

the HORRIBLE color comp

The start of the FINAL . . . maybe i should leave the characters like that. ^_^ just kidding.

The FINAL FINAL soon to come . . .

The Jay and The Peacock: PART 3

The Color Comp . . . I don't much like color comps.

Stay Tuned, the final is on it's way . . .

Thursday, November 11, 2010


More portraits from my Portrait Drawing Class. Many, if not all, are in need of some tweaking still.


hair study, colored pencil
AH! hands! colored pencil

Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Jay and The Peacock: PART 2

Now for the line drawings:

This is the first line drawing of my piece.

This is the improved line drawing from the first.
Up next, the color comp . . . ugh.

The Jay and The Peacock: PART 1

Our new assignment in Children's Marketing Class is to do a double page spread illustrating a story, such as a nursery rhyme, fairy tale, or Aesop's fable.

So I chose to do an Aesop Fable, which are interesting, I've never taken much notice of them before. I chose The Jay and The Peacock. I like the moral, "it is not only fine feathers that make a fine bird."

So i began with collecting reference and then doing a character study, ending with a thumbnail. All of which is on the following paper.