Thursday, February 11, 2010

IF: Mud Pie Master

For this weeks IF the topic was "Muddy" I decided to combine 2 things muddy to complete my sketch. First i took what i think of as one of the muddiest animals, a pig. I then was trying to figure out how i wanted to illustrate this character. That is when i came up with the idea to create a pig as a mud pie master. Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Walk the Plank ad

This is an ad I created for the fictitious cereal brand trinkets. I made this to be a full page magazine ad in a swimming magazine. The idea behind this ad is that trinkets can be an enjoyable snack for more than just children. I decided that a swimming magazine had the potential to have similarities to the pirate theme of the trinkets cereal. I used the comparison of diving with pirates walking the plank and came up with this.

The sketch above was my original concept done in Photoshop

This is the composite that I then came up with. I have placed in and distorted the scan of my trinkets cereal box marker composite. The rest with the exception of the kellogs vector was coloured and done in photoshop.

The above image was the final I completed for the project. Also all done in photoshop.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

IF "Focused"

This week for Illustration Friday I decided on a pen and pencil rendering of Brian Westbrook running back for the Philadelphia Eagles. With the Super Bowl coming up, and being a football fan, football is on my mind. Although my Philadelphia Eagles are not playing they are still my favorite team. I decided to Illustrate Brian Westbrook a powerful running back although the last two years has been unlucky with injuries. The focus and determination of every player on a team is important especially the quarterback, but i feel that the focus and determination of a running back is also a very important part to be a successful team. Especially when needing someone to get you a first down on 3rd and short. The reason I feel this relates to the IF "Focused" is mainly because of the focus any athlete in any sport needs. I feel that a running back is not only always looking for a hole in the defense to run through but also focusing on not loosing the ball. I feel that my illustration demonstrates the focus through the direction of the legs in comparison to the direction of the upper body. A running back is always focused on the next move he should be making even before he has planted his last step.