Friday, June 18, 2010

Illustration Friday: Ripple

FYI: So, Ripple is a blog that was started by Kelly Light as a way for artists to give back and help the situation in the Gulf. It is an amazing project and I encourage everyone to use the hyperlink and look at the website. My Ripple is a picture of the Statue of Liberty ____ (consoling/passively supporting/helping/holding back/?) a grief stricken Mother Nature. We're all upset, but it remains to be seen how the US will handle this tragedy, so fill in the blank with the most appropriate adjective you feel describes our reaction. This is one that I will definitely revisit when I get better with watercolors. Please comment, and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

My First Illustration Friday: Trail

The trail to free cupcakes was long and treturous.

The good, the bad and the un-ugly

The Good: This is my first attempt at an outdoor scene and illustrating animals. The Bad: It's not my favorite, it's a little flat. The Un-ugly: Not bad for a first try.

Monday, June 7, 2010

When bad scanners happen to good people...

This makes me sad, because this is one of my favorite pictures--it's got just the right amount of cuteness and cross dressing, but I can't get the colors to pick up on my scanner or camera. I've adjusted the gamma, whiteness, blackness, contrast, hue, saturation, brightness (you name it, I've played with it and these pictures are the best I can do). The true image lies somewhere between the three pictures. The background is a very, very light bubble gum pink, and the tiara, tutu and table are varying shades of pink. Dad's shirt is cerulean blue with green stripes. His earrings, the hairs in the brush and the baby bottle are cad yellow. The baby doll is wearing a very pale version of the orange that's on Dad's cheeks. I would love to show off this picture, so if you have any suggestions about color manipulation leave me a comment! Please!
*While I was adjusting the colors I got a little side tracked and photo-edited the baby doll and the pizza out.