Thursday, December 23, 2010

New Pokémon

For my brother for Christmas, I finished up the last two Pokémon from his SoulSilver party:

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


So I love snowflakes, but I've never made one using an exacto so this is my earliest contribution to this Winter feeling!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Part One of Promised Work

I finally finished one of two sketchbook pages I've been working on (seen below). But then I decided to make it into a mailer, and then decided that the butterflies that I had already completely cut weren't the right color and not as well-designed as I wanted so I completely redid them into the corona that you see now.

I'm trying to incorporate watercolor and flat paper together. In a way, I think it has the potential to blow open a new direction for me. I'd really love to hear what people think, because I've shirked watercolor for too long now, and am interested in whatcha think.

I'm pretty psyched to print these out and send them to clients!

Oh, and I'm a bit disappointed to say that my cover for The Orchard wasn't chosen to be published - they went with a photographic cover instead. Still, a job is a job, and I also got an awesome piece out of it, so I'm not that disappointed.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Orchard (my first commissioned book cover!)

So this is my first commissioned book cover! In honor of that I wanted to show my process, which was really exciting.

Thumbnails in my 'idea book':

From that the publisher chose three to be enlarged:

She liked the last one, of the single tree but asked that the trunk not be quite so gnarly. Then color studies and the composite sketch:

This is the grey leaves separate from the rest. By far the most work in the project:

The finished product! The original is 13"x8.5" I think (biggest thing I've done in cut paper since those insane, long silhouettes a year ago):

It's not definite that this is the published cover yet, but fingers crossed!

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