Wednesday, February 16, 2011

sweet, my astro-lovers are on Illustration Rally!

My good friend Stephy who is far more aware of all things cool told me about this Illustration blog that  accepts submissions of holiday theme work. I sent them a pic of my Valentine's Day card, and here it is!

A big thanks to the fine folks of Illustration Rally - go visit them and check out some cool work!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

pictures of already mentioned projects

the business card box

 black velvet lining

 with the lid on it looks good, but sticks. Any suggestions on how to fix this problem?

 The new watercolor chart (I actually only have 30+ squares left out of the 225)
 The old watercolor chart, which was inaccurate because I didn't mix my colors strong enough
 The Astronaut couple, part way through carving
 The original sketch. I ended up making the space traveler in the foreground larger, and opting out of the heart shadow for now.
 The inked block, and some of the cards

 my ity-bity print shop

 I get so immersed in printing that I don't always clean off my block as often as I should- this has lead to prints where the shape of the boot kicking up looks like a lunar shadow instead.

  Experimented with different colors and multiple layers of different colored prints- the white ink over black is really quite lovely (lower left corner)

The text on this block measures 1.25 by 1.25 inches. (Yes, I am crazy, and it only took about 7 minutes per character...)
I used the leftover ink to color some paper and illustration board I had- the roller made the surface very interesting, so hopefully I might start working some kids from my new photo book into these moody places. 

So, what do you guys think?