Thursday, 24 June 2010

paisley

I liked this topic. If I had more time, I would have made more things paisley.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Nerdy collage


The second assignment for the Pikaland Artist Bootcamp asked us to do three versions of the same picture - one that's just black and white, one collage of previous works (it seems maybe I interpreted this too literally) and one that is in the medium of our choice.

This is my collage. It took hours. I think I made it too complicated. It's meant to be my boyfriend and I talking about maths, and then I made a collage of cut-up and painted over maths notes, as well as some old pictures. It's perhaps a little bit childish.

I was also trying to be inspired by Persian miniature painting, using bright colours and patterns.

Saturday, 12 June 2010

ripple



This week's topic is "ripple" and Illustration Friday is dedicated to the animals in the ocean affected by the oil spill disaster. I thought maybe this picture that I had just done the other day is appropriate. I added in some water to make it more rippled. I don't think there are any penguins in the Gulf of Mexico, but they're affected by other oil spills...

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Penguin



Last week I watched a show about Matisse and learnt that his cut-out pictures were the inspiration for Miffy the rabbit. I tried to draw something simple like that.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Pikaland Assignment 1


I just started the Pikaland Artist Bootcamp. (It's been a really busy week for me because I started this and I did a four-day night class in how to use Illustrator.)

This is the work I did for the first assignment. I did it with Illustrator and sometimes I felt like I really had to fight with Illustrator to make it do what I wanted. It seems there's still a lot to learn.

Friday, 4 June 2010

Fox + Dog



This week I did a class about how to use Adobe Illustrator and I drew this picture. It was just a quick silly thing, but I don't have very high standards for what I put here yet, so here it is.