Thursday, March 31, 2011

Something I've been working on...

More shopfronts coming up. I've been working on these (although not nearly enough) for my show for Contact in May. Yikes. It's almost here!

New York

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

More Illustrator fun

See, I told you I would post more. Here's my final project for my Illustrator class.

Visit Lyon!

We had to create either a print ad or just artwork. I was inspired by travel posters from the 30s although the inclusion of the bridge would put its date a little later than that so I'm not trying to fool anybody. The instructor suggested the overlay of old paper and it really pulled everything together for the look I was after.

Moving on to more fun at the Toronto School of Art. I'll have to sign up for classes next week.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Illustrator work

Here's my second project for my Illustrator class this winter. Class wrapped up today although today was the first day I couldn't attend. I think I only missed crits for everyone's final project (which you will see in the coming days as well). I'm a lot more comfortable with this programme now and can leave my CorelDraw days behind.

In this image there wasn't much "freehand" drawing except for the cyclist and car and lamps. All of the buildings were taken from my photos of buildings in Ireland, Switzerland, Spain, Berlin, Paris, San Francisco and right here in Toronto. I had to work on the images in Photoshop first to take out any of the background and then live traced them in Illustrator and then played around with their colours. I also created the brushes used in the "sky" and "sidewalk" by live tracing images of watercolour brushstrokes. I then used other images as starting points for the actual car, cyclist and lamps from my own photos and tracing over them with the pen tool.

Monday, March 28, 2011

It's been a while...

Before I tell you why it's been a while, have a cupcake. Or just look at these (made this past weekend).

I promise to post some of the work I've been working on in the near future. Until then the update is: school (coming to a close for this term), new job (part-time but still and it's at the AGO in the paper lab - my fave!), getting ready for Contact (not enough) and just general day-to-dayness stuff.