Friday, December 9, 2011

Testing new techniques

So I got some advice from an illustration rep recently and she had some great suggestions as to directions to start taking my work. I took a lot of what she said into consideration as I finalize some new portfolio images for my grad school applications and decided to trie doing some acrylic work. I did this piece as a mock book or graphic novel cover. I played around with some type treatments, but I want to mull them over with some graphic design friends before I post them all over the web haha. Anyway, I would really love some feedback on this piece, as I definitely plan to continue exploring this method of working.

If anyone is curious as to the back story of the image, it is inspired by an original Hunger Games story... don't act so surprised! I also recently did a watercolor illustration for a made up children's story about a dwarf king's magic goblet. Really, I just wanted an excuse to draw someone wrinkly with a big nose haha.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful December so far!

1 comment:

  1. ahhh, these look good!! i like the strokes and how rosy the dwarf's face is.

    my relationship with watercolor is love / hate, mostly love, but my relationship with acrylics is mostly hate - hate, hate, hate, hate, haaa-- okay, not hate but gosh, it's hard to use.

    i can definitely appreciate you working on where your art is going though. i've been spending a lot of time working on my art - working on where it's going, where i want it to go - and i'm still as lost as ever.

    but i guess it will all come in time, right? well, i still have 1 1/2 years at least, ahahaha. :*)