Thursday, October 23, 2008

I'm gettin' published!

So I'm in a course called "Getting Published" this quarter where I, gasp!, try and get my work published in magazines. Our glorious professor has gets different articles requiring illustrations from various magazines, and everyone in the class (there are only 10 of us) submit a sketch to the art director. The art director decides which visual idea would best fit the article in question and then that student finishes the art and sends it along. Sometimes the AD likes a couple of sketches and wants finishes of of the various ones, either deciding which of the finished art works best, or publishing all of the finished works.

We've had plenty of different assigned articles in the class so far, and I was getting a bit antsy as I hadn't been picked for any of them yet. That was until last week. I had done a sketch for an article for What's Up, Annapolis? magazine called "The Changing Scene of Mapping Our Genes", and the AD liked it. So...I'm gettin' published! Above is the sketch of the proposed art and below is the finished artwork for comparison.

Art on the Can

Here's the finished art on the paint can.

In retrospect I wish the top label of the can had printed darker. The globe's ocean looks more creamy rather than "coffee-y". If I had a redo I'd make it the same color as the background on the can art.

Monday, October 20, 2008

It's been a while since my last post...and it's because I'm keeping busy! Here is my latest work from my Advertising Illustration class...

The assignment was to do a wrap around label for a paint canister for, meant to be given to frequent travelers (the can would supposedly hold shampoo, mouthwash, etc.). You needed to incorporate countries that were travel destinations. I decided to incorporate animals native to the different countries wearing costumes associated with the cultures of those countries. You have a Chinese ribbon-dancing koi, a South African Zulu elephant, a belly dancing Indian peacock, and a German lederhosen-clad pig. Now, pigs aren't native to Germany, per se, but I read that they were considered symbols of good luck there. And honestly, in my world any excuse to draw a pig is a good one!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Pig prints

So a perk of working in the kids' area of an art museum is getting to partake in the arts and crafts activities they have going on every first Saturday of the month. Yesterday they had printmaking, so...

...I made some pig prints. And yes, that's pink newspaper.