Wednesday, January 31, 2007


So here is my "cut paper" Illustration for my Digital class and IF. I am cutting it so close(class is in less than an hour) that I havent gotten to sign it... Also when i rastersomethinged it there were a couple of glitches. My file got so huge! i think it might be because my textures were way too big... but whatever. I learned alot. The most frusterating thing for me was my file size (i couldnt change computers! i finaly figured it out though) It was very time consuming... but I learned a whole lot!

As far as my subjectmatter goes... the prompt was "red" .. I guess it was inspired by the non-pc slur for Native Americans, "redskin" but I loved drawing it and doing my research. aslo the Souix women would paint red circles on their cheeks so thats my red in the picture

Monday, January 22, 2007

penguin practice

Here is my study for the "cut paper" tequnique that I just learned from Scott Franson, my digital illustration prof. The proccess involves using illustrator to get the basic shapes and then moving it all into photoshop to color. I had alot of fun and I think that this whole "digital art" thing is starting to be a little more intuitive for me.... a little!

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Super Hero!

Now this is what I call a super hero (aka the man of my dreams)! I originaly was going to draw a little boy (aka tyler barnum) flexing in front of a mirror... but yeah thats not what endend up happening. This was for my digital illustration class. The assignment was use illustrator to make a picture for IF so here you go.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007


This is my little expariment with vector art! how exciting. There are a few problems with tangents but at an hour after class i got fatiuged and had to stop. Vector art is fun and im starting to get a hang of the pen tool. I think from now on i will draw out my composition ahead of time just to get an idea of exactly what im going to do. it was a little confusing to try to figure out my colors, composition and how to used illustrator all at the same time. be on the lookout for a sweet illustration friday post next week with this technique!!!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007


So here is my first ... I mean second (if you count my cube)... assignment for my Digital Illustration class. The assignment was to do an illustration in whatever digital media i felt most comfortable with. I'm not comfortale with any digital media so the "digital" part of this image was scanning it.

As far as the concept goes, it's my solution to the rubik cube (or is it rubix?)! I also used a typical 80's color scheme with almost neon renditions of the primary colors.

Medium: Guache (goo-atch-e)

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

This is the most beautiful illustration ever!