This is a promotional piece I'm printing in postcard from and sending out to people who will see it, like it, and then hire me! That's the general idea anyways...
My goal is to send one out every fours months-ish. Each one will feature a quote that I find interesting or inspirational and my visual interpretation of the quote. Fun stuff!
Oh yes, and I thought it would be neat to show some process on this one.
I start out with a very rough sketch just to get ideas out. Yup. Pretty amazing drawing skills displayed on the first sketch. Then I do a nice line drawing in pen. Which I then scan and add colours to and play around with in photoshop to get some idea of what I want to do.
In the colour comp for this one, there's a bit too much going on and not enough contrast, so I fixed these things for the actual final painted version which is acrylics for the background, fabric, and gouache for the "drawn" part. And that, is how it's done!
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wow!! There's so much going on I just haven't had time to do any new posts! This is the most exciting bit! I've got five new designs printed and online for sale at:
I could write paragraphs and paragraphs about them and how excited I am, but it would take too long. I have written lots of things on the shop, a highlight (from my point of view) being the little descriptions of each design listed with each shirt. Read them! They're funny. At least I think so.
Ummmm, yup. That's about it for those. Oh and BUY ONE!!!!!!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Here's a couple of cards I did a while ago that I forgot to post. The bottom one is a birthday card I gave to my boyfriend, and the top one is a commissioned card I did. I think there was an inside joke that I was not in on. I'm sure the person receiving it would have gotten it though...
I like doing cards on print-making paper and just doing a line drawing with pens, colouring it in with pencil crayons and sometimes using thread to make borders and stuff.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Wow! I can't believe it's been a month since last posting! That's crazy! I've been locked away in my basement printing a new batch of shirts for mumble tease. It's very exciting! These are some photos of what my work space looks like at the moment. I've worked out a pretty good system with a big table to print on and space to hang things to dry. Exciting stuff! The shirts will be for sale soon! Hooray!