Some experimentation with colour and texture working toward final editorial artwork.
Monthly Archives: December 2011
The first article is “How to… be conceited “by Guy Browning. In it describes the annoyance experienced by anyone who is unlucky enough to know person with a severe case of self-love and adoration. These kinds of people can only think of themselves and are the center of their own worlds.
In my illustration I want to show that a conceited person is constantly their chosen subject of conversation and that they have a tendency for extreme amounts of vanity.
So here is some original line work
Here is composition and the first application of colour
The second article is “How to… undo things” written by Guy Browning. In this one he talks about the difficulties in taking back mistakes we may make in life and how convenient it would be to have the use of ctrl + Z in real life.
Here’s a bit of line work
and here with some colour
admittedly these don’t look too good so far, trust me, they’ll get better.
I was asked to design an editorial illustration to go with the article “Why Small Victories Matter” written by Oliver Burkman. The artical talks about the benefits of taking a more positive attitude by taking pleasure in the minor triumphs in life.
I would like to express this in my illustration. It should should be up beat and positive.
Here is my original line work
Here is my idea for the composition of the final image with some colour possibility.
and here is the composition and characters with the digitally developed text and all the logos
I’m not yet satisfied with this as an image and feel that there is more that can be done to improve it. I particularly dislike the background and it’s colour, the characters don’t seem to stand out enough. I can create something more effective, eye-catching and energetic.
I felt that my original robot character was not working well in terms of composition with the other 2 characters, the alian and space man. So here is the line work for the new robot character design.
The new design has many similarities to the old one but now he is much shorter at fatter. He’s more childlike. Now his eye’s are much bigger in comparison to his body, making the character cuter. Hopefully now the design is more appealing to children too.
Here he is with colour and texture