Page one of Rem, a new project.
I wanted to start the story on a spread, so this is a sort of chapter cover.
"How to Draw the People" and other recent sketches for Rem.
While the season for making holiday/winter themed cards has flown past me, I’d like to design and print some cards to sell in 2014. What kind of cards to you all like? Are they foldy-cards with envelopes or postcards? Are they themed (birthday, thanks, stupid holiday of your choice) or merely a nice picture on one side and a great expanse of emptiness on the other to allow for your writing? Any requests?
p.s. to artists that have similarly ordered digital prints of fold cards or postcards: what is your go-to printer for stuff like this in quantities around 100-200?
Images to look at and draw.
I’m shamelessly following Derek's lead and divulging that I sort of passively curate a reference blog for myself here. If I'm feeling particularly uninspired, it often helps me to scroll through. There are a lot of buildings n animals n people n stuff to draw, if that interests y'all.
From looking at the Book of Kells and other examples of Insular Art, I also just felt a need to study knots in general. Thankfully, wikipedia is full of articles and images of knots, which are sorted very handily by function. They are so beautiful! My 3D visual-spatial ability has always been pretty poor, so it’s an interesting challenge for me to figure out how the knots come together in space.
Anyway, expect more knots and knot-inspired apparel in Rem, I guess?!
I did a lot of sketchbook planning / research for my next project, working title Rem, while I was staying with my very lovely friends Leah and Karen in Boston for thanksgiving. I discovered that the entire Book of Kells is available to peruse SUPER-HI-RES online here and became enchanted with the various patterns and knots.
He just wants to talk, don’t run.
Welcomed home from so much travel to nap with this guy
This is happening! so please please illustrators everywhere submit! The details are:
Dimensions - 15 x 25.
Colour - Red & Black.
No backgrounds or anything please just your beasts! It will be printed through either screen printing or risograph. So you will have to produce two layers. I’ll put an example up later if you’re wondering what I’m talking about! Unfortunately we cannot pay you but its just a great thing to do and it’s a bit of publicity! do it for the love of Illustration!
For more information and to submit email firstname.lastname@example.org and I shall get back to you!
This seems like a good thing.
I’ve been watching make-up tutorials on YouTube to better understand the planes and slopes of faces… and how to signify them using lines and shading.
(Been meaning to pick up a Kevyn Aucoin book for the same reason.)
Interesting approach - I’d never thought of incorporating this into my process.
More different people wearing similar clothing, but not the same people or clothing as before.