Sunday, 5 August 2012
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Thursday, 28 June 2012
Deadlands by *BritaLee on deviantART
Sage Concept by *BritaLee on deviantART
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Sunday, 17 June 2012
Monday, 28 May 2012
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
I am excite! At first I thought I wouldn't be able to go for the whole weekend, but destiny hath spoken and given me and my BFF a place to stay for the weekend with friends! I am so excited and now have less than a week to complete my costume for it. Sure I have 20+ costumes from previous years I could wear but YAY COSTUMES.
I wanted to make Fuu from Samurai Champloo this year, and thought I had all the fabric needed. Turns out I had just BARELY enough to make it, with lots of close calls in measuring properly. I always have crazy adventures and dilemmas when I make my costumes. It's part of the fun.
I made a delightful mess of the living room and plan to keep at it. Laterz! I'll post pictures soon.
Monday, 14 May 2012
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Monday, 7 May 2012
Thursday, 3 May 2012
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
A short while ago I visited James street in downtown Hamilton. I had gone there with the intention to interview a small business owner and ask how they started out. That was the intention, but I ended up just taking in the scenery of downtown instead.
This is a pretty nice looking cafe. I kind of wanted to go in and order something to take in the atmosphere. Too bad I don't like coffee.
I am a terrible photographer. I'm actually surprised none of my pictures that day came out blurry. I'd been shooting one handed most of the day.
I had to take a few photos of this amazing Church. Later that night during the Art Crawl it was set up with lots of booths full of hand crafted things for sale.
The Art Crawl happens every second Friday on James Street. I'll link the website down below.http://www.jamesstreetnorth.ca/
Friday, 30 March 2012
The word this week was swamp, and I had quite a few ideas on what to do. I made up some thumbnails, but as I hummed and hawed, suddenly inspiration struck. Swamps? Frogs. Frogs = Disney movies, right? I knew what I had to do.. My mission was clear.
I went with a paper art look for this one, giving it a minimalist and simple design. Perfect for a children's book.
Friday, 23 March 2012
A little bit later than I would have liked, but here it is! My work for the word "Shades". As usual, I start off with something to get me going in a certain direction. Aside from thumbnails, this is also an important step. This here is some marvelous work by Bradshaw Crandell. I love his use of soft colours, and lack of any harsh lines. It is almost dream like.
My thumbnails ranged and varied, but eventually I settled one one I wanted to work on most.
I went with a very hot and vibrant feel which is why I chose this kind of orange colour. It's like sunset on the scene of some kind of action movie.
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
I have been dabbling a bit in landscape paintings digitally. I haven't done a whole lot yet, but practice makes perfect, so I hope to do more in my spare time.
I chose to paint a beach, because beaches have this fun and open look about them. Pictures of beaches usually mean escaping the everyday, or relaxation.
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
When I saw Yield was the word of the week, I started to doubt my faith in humanity. How could I come up with an easy to understand illustration on such a weird word? But after some experimenting I found that as long as I didn't over think its meaning, I could create artwork to suit. As usual, I looked to other artists for some inspiration to what could be considered graphically appealing.
Betty Brader is the artist for this work here. I like how separate images can create one composition. Things don't always have to be touching to be interacting. I also appreciate the simple style.
I went with a simple, sketchbook style cartooning for this work. I wanted a wistful and childish feeling for this book cover.
Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Lately I've been getting back into doing fan art. I haven't had a spree in years, and it feels good to just play off of existing ideas and characters.
These are my fan art from a show I love called Madoka Magica. The story is deep, kind of dark, and the designs are cute and fun. One thing I'd love to try and do is design or draw one of the witches from the show. They're done in a strange paper art kind of style, and can be so bizzare! Below are some screencaps from the show itself.
Even the worlds that the witches create are works of art.