Friday, January 29, 2016

Commissioned Mixed Media - Press Forward Poster

Title: Press Forward
Size: 14 by 11 inches
This poster was done for my young women's group. It's watercolor with pen outline and a bit of colored pencil and Photoshop on top. It combines ideas from our 2016 theme scripture (2 Nephi 31:20), the young women's values, and Lehi's dream. Each of the colored rods represents one of the young women values, and I consider it one of my greatest accomplishments that orange, yellow, and gold are distinct colors.

This commission was unique in that it was almost entirely designed when I was asked to put it together. It was interesting to come into a piece with so much direction, as I normally have minimal planning. Perhaps I should try it again sometime, as I rather like how it came out.  :P

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Merry (Belated) Christmas - Snow Minion

Title: Snow Minion
Size: 2 and 1/2 by 3 inches
Here's my late Christmas gift for Mr. W, the most wonderful art teacher of all time. It's a mixed media piece, watercolor on pen with a touch of colored pencil. It was fun to try and make a snowman/minion mixture. Also, I think was the first time I've ever used my Acid Yellow pencil.

Thanks for all your hard work, Mr. W! You rock. :)

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Mini Pencil Portraits - Sherlock Cast

Title: Sherlock Portraits
Size: 12 by 9 inches
So... this happened. Pencil drawings of some characters from Sherlock. Yup. I had a lot of fun doing these, although, as ever, each picture I drew was smaller than the one before - and knowing that, deducing the order I drew them in should be elementary. ;)

For whatever reason, everyone in this show wears collared shirts. I'd never realized that until I started drawing them, but now I'm a little more practiced with collars. Also, Mycroft is a giraffe.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Messing Around and Adding Color - Elantris Chibis and pages 7-8

Greetings, loyal fans! Welcome back from Christmas break. Today I bring you tiny, cartoon depictions of Brandon Sanderson Characters and pages 7-8 of my infamous picture book. (Which will hopefully be finished in time for 2017...)

Title: Elantris Chibis
Size: 12 by 11 inches
Just some pen/colored pencil doodles from Brandon Sanderson's Elantris. Why, you ask? I have no idea. It's fun. I used a list of character descriptions I collected ages ago, which was kind of fun. Left to right we have Raoden, Sarene, and Hrathen.

The challenge of this piece was the typography. I don't normally care for any project that requires Excessive Ruler Use, but I like how it came out. :)

Here's the weekly frames for Kitten in the Orchestra Pit. The timpani scene's not quite finished with painting, so the final layer of pen isn't up yet, so it looks a bit blurry. The photo quality is another factor. Hopefully I'll be back soon with a (finished) better quality picture. I do like how the other frame came out, though.

More to come, so tune in next week!