Wednesday, September 19, 2012


 So, I've been working super hard to keep up with all the amazing illustrators that are in this school. I don't know if I'm succeeding yet, but the work I'm producing is some of my best work I've ever done. So I'm happy with that.
I've been working very hard on my editorial piece, attempting to please my professor. (Which is a lot harder than I was expecting) He's very picky; but he's picky for my own good. So I just have to work harder. But here is the (still work in progress) editorial layout in honour of the Save Undershaw campaign .

 I had a lot of difficulty getting the type to do what I wanted it to do, but I'm pretty pleased with it now. The illustration of Undershaw itself is nowhere near done, so please excuse it's current state.

My name has also not found a permanent home yet, so that's just floating there right now.

My illustration of Holmes is just about done. I have maybe four more things to do and he's finished up!
All in all, this has been a very challenging project, but I'm learning so much from it!

We just received news of a pretty exciting project centring around a Collector of Alice in Wonderland books/illustration, and it sounds very promising, but I have to bring my A-game, it's a serious business deal!

Also currently in the works:
T-Shirt Design for Chicago
Texture and vector landscape
Tactile texture colour piece

Keep your eyes peeled for more works in progress!




Thursday, September 13, 2012

For the Past couple weeks, we've been working on a two page editorial spread. We were allowed to pick whatever topic we wanted, so I, of course, chose the Save Undershaw campaign. I have gone through so many iterations of this drawing that I'm about to vomit. But here's what I have so far. It's still a work in progress, so don't hate me too much! I promise to post the final lay out when it's completely done!
I wasn't trying to use just one Holmes actor as my reference. I took a good long look at all of them, and decided on some defining features. Then I set to work.
BUT, I must admit, Granada!Holmes was certainly the main influence. As I'm sure you can no doubt tell if you are a fellow Holmesian.
And I was quite chuffed that my project was not the only one that had a Sherlock influence! One of My classmates is doing an editorial about Elementary vs. BBC!Sherlock. It's really awesome! He has a great style so I can't wait to see the finished piece. Here's his blog if you're interested! BOOP

Black and White Landscape

This here, was a hoot.
I swear, I'm not being sarcastic!
Honest!
For this project, we had to do a black and white landscape using collaged images as reference.
This was for my digital rendering class. So right now we're focusing on using opacity to build up an image. Gotta say it's something I'm not very used to doing, but practice makes perfect!
I decided that the local Mexican restaurant needed to be out on some rocks in the ocean!
Sea worthy burritos are the best of burritos.
Be sure to clicky the image so you can see it up close!
It looks dark small, but I swear there's detail!
c:

Vector Fish Project

OKAY so here are my vector fish.

The top one is a lovely little Picasso Triggerfish, and the bottom is a Reef Triggerfish!
These little guys were so fast an fun to do.
I really do love Illustrator :)

Welcomes All Around!

So I decided that I needed a legitimate Art blog to post all of my work.
So I look like a serious Illustrator >:c

Now for a bit of an introduction!
My name is Julia.
And I am an Illustrator.
Currently.
I hope to be an animator one day, but I've learned that baby-steps are about the only steps that work.
I am a junior at The Cleveland Institute of Art.
I'll use this blog to post my serious Arts and my silly Doodles.
And hopefully one day, it'll look professional.
But for now,
Allons-y!