Monday, April 30, 2012
You might recognize Hipster Bunny from my bunny exploration about a month ago. I sort of fell in love with this character and I think I might explore him a little more (even though it's a little late for Easter art lol).
Oh, and of course, I had to provide a Hipster Bunny coloring page:
Monday, April 23, 2012
Also, I had the privilege of meeting a very talented 9 year old boy named Caine this weekend at the Exploratorium:
If you haven't heard his story, I highly recommend checking out the video below. You'll find it inspirational, heartwarming, and hilarious. If you'd like to contribute to Caine's scholarship fund, you can also check out his website here.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
This week's Illustration Friday entry is a little late but I still like the concept. Also, you can color in your own heart with the printout below!
Lastly, I'd love for you to all check out my very talented friend Claudia's rendition of Johnny Depp for the upcoming Tim Burton vampire movie. It is definitely well worth the look!
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Bunnies are like people. . .
. . .they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes!
It's a bit of a stretch, but these bunnies show how important it is to be vocal about your differences. I used to hide my differences (ex. my deep obsession with accordions), because I thought people would think I was weird. But you know. . being weird/different is what makes you unique!
Ok, enough of the pep talk. . I hope you all have a bunnyful weekend and here's my holiday treat:
It's another coloring page! Color these bunnies any which way you like. . .like I said, be different and be vocal about it ;).
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Sorry this isn't a new piece, but it's a perfect introduction to a topic I've been wanting to discuss about illustration: style. One concept that is often emphasized in the conferences I've attended is that an illustrator wants to represent a consistent and unique art style in his/her portfolio.
This is a problem for me. . .because I like to work in a variety of styles:
|inked & realistic|
|abstract & geometric|
|loose & sketchy|
|inked & painterly|
The topic/project usually helps me choose which style to use on each illustration. I've especially been focusing on the last two (inked & painterly + painterly) to bring more focus to my portfolio, but sometimes. . oh, sometimes. . I just want to explore. I think I'm going to try that a bit for a few days ;).
How about you guys? Do you have a distinctive style? Do you have many? What helps you choose which style to feature in your portfolio? I'd love to hear about your experiences!