Since I have been inexcusably absent from this wonderful world of blogging, I thought I’d share some of my projects with you to show you what I have been doing. :)
The Littlest Solider is my first honest to goodness, “real” illustration. I’ve made drawings and such before, (one of my favorites is on my Flickr) but this one seems to carry more weight. Maybe because I’m so pleased with how it came out:
The model is none other than my little brother when he was 5 or 6 (he’s now quite grown up!). I found the most darling photo of him with this look of sheer glee on his face – and it was simply perfect for this idea! I don’t think I’ve ever had such fun working on a piece. It didn’t seem like school work at all! The medium is Prismacolor pencils blended with turpentine on illustration board. Oh, and if you’ve ever seen Having Wonderful Time with my beloved DFJ, the name on the envelope should ring a bell. ;)
Next up, a graphic design piece:
The assignment was to create a shop that our small town does not have (not a hard task, believe me!) and then design the branding for it. Mademoiselle Yvette is a vintage hair salon, complete with vintage style aprons embroidered with the name of the salon. Those photos with the logo on the storefront and sign were Photoshopped by me from Flickr photos. Sadly, we haven’t anything as lovely as those places here. Apparently, I make a convincing hairdresser, because one of my classmates asked me if I actually intended to open a shop like this!
Well, I hope you enjoyed this peek at my “real life.” I’m working on two more projects right now with specific classic movie themes, so as soon as their finished I’ll share them, too!