Archive | March, 2013

W.I.P. – Best o’ the Northwest in the Crow’s Nest

31 Mar

Avast! It’s been a busy spring break, and now spring term’s about to start. Where did the time for relaxation go??

Unfortunately I’m not finished with it, but I can post my drawing with inks alone until I get it colored. I’m actually in the process of trying to get this drawing sans inks at all, and just have it be more of a digital painting, but we’ll see how that goes… Photoshop’s color blending tools/oil painting simulation capabilities are great and are taking some getting-used-to.

Northwest's in the Crow's Nest

Yep, that’s you, Grant! My original idea for this month was to do piratey caricatures of everyone here (which is still something I really really want to do!!), but eternal damnation, I ran out of time.

Will post again once it’s finished!

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with MEEEEEEEE!

31 Mar

with MEEEEEEEE!

wut.

a really old picture taken by someone in my family (that’s me in the picture)… with some modifications.

Come Sail Awayclose

drawn in le photoshop

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Papercut Waves

31 Mar

come sail away

I’m a sucker for book covers that have 1) bold typography 2) patterns/abstract shapes, and/or 3) papercut illustrations so I wanted to try to do something similar. Just now when I was looking up examples to show y’all I realized I sort of unconsciously ripped off this one. Oops.

This is all cut paper, mostly from 1950s National Geographics (which have amazingly rich color), plus some Photoshop editing to attempt to make up for my poor photography; since school is still closed I don’t have access to a scanner.

Come Sail Away

31 Mar

Come Sail Away Book

So, I couldn’t think of anything to draw so I just took a picture of an old kid’s book I used to read when I was a wee laddie. No! I kid! I drew this! Yay! Come Sail Away by Karr P. Diem, produced by Live While You Can Publishing.

I drew the cover design in Illustrator, then worked it all together in Photoshop. By the by, the book there is “Uncle Wiggily and His Friends” by Howard R. Garis that I blanked the cover off and added my own. Even though this book is fictional, the message it gives isn’t; and that moral is “DO STUFF.”

 

March

1 Mar

Get yer britches ready and keehaul yerself for this month’s prompt! We’re not putting coal in our tinder, we’re putting wind in our sails! That’s right, March’s prompt is “Come Sail Away!”

Come Sail Away

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve noticed that the prompts of the past have been very specific objects and words, and so I wanted to do something that’s more of a phrase or idea. I actually had this idea probably the first month we did this, though. Also, if you’re in further need of inspiration: