Saturday, July 28, 2012

"Lonely" - Illustration Friday

BAM!! Another Illustration Friday in the bag. Because that's how I roll.

And ironically (considering my blog title), this is the first Illustration Friday I've done completely in ink. Okay, okay, there's some white and black colored pencil in there, but it's MOSTLY ink. And I won't lie, my main motivation for this one is that I really, really wanted to play with my ink markers. And I wanted to do something a little different than I usually do. So without so much as one pencil line sketched in for composition, I just dove right in and inked this bugger purely blank slate (on some of the weirdest paper I had lying around). I don't know how I feel about the background, and in hindsight I should have continued that row of tombstones further, and I probably shouldn't have tried to Van Gogh the stuff furthest away from the subject (like the end of the scarf). But I still had fun doing this, so I regret nothing!

Hopefully this portrays "lonely":

Monday, July 23, 2012

"Carry" - Illustration Friday

Whew, actually remembered to do it this week. Here is my entry for the Illustration Friday theme "carry". It's a pretty simple idea, what with a dad getting mobbed by his kids and all, but for some reason I really liked how the inked image turned out. Traditional inks, digital colors. And of course, my trademark background avoidance (because nothing can encourage my current throbbing headache like trying to do a background). Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Here Comes the Thunder!

Thunder Fro, to be precise. With the power of weather science and really big metal gloves backing her up, this is one super being you shouldn't mess with.

And she is also a super being that I probably should have uploaded several weeks ago. But since I have the power of procrastination, a prompt upload was highly improbable.

A quick explanation: For Project Superhero we were all given two words from which to randomly generate a hero of some kind. My words were "thunder" and "fro". When all heroes were created and ready to defeat all villainy, we had a tournament to see which hero conquers all. The winner was not mine, but a larger-than-life lady still took home the gold. :) And despite her defeat, Thunder Fro is still ready to rumble. (Punny? Indubitably so.)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Will you stay a while?

Because the longer you stay here looking at my immensely interesting blog, the more my need for attention is sated.

Alrighty, now to the focal point of this entry. I have in my possession, for your viewing pleasure, a project image from a month or two ago (back when I was still experiencing The Great Project Time Crunch). The assignment: create a movie poster for my Junior Project (a year long short film project). My film is called The Carnival of Wonders, which hit a lot of major snags and so was not finished at the end of the year. However, I did get to make this snazzy little poster for it, which I think captures the entire idea behind my story.

This version of the poster was actually my second attempt at a movie poster, as the first one had me hitting my head against a wall while the project deadline was creeping up on me. I think I scrapped the original a day or two before this was due and completely redid it. I'm glad I did, because despite its flaws I really like this poster.

Note that the tagline and the post title are the same. Oh ho what cleverness!