Saturday, March 26, 2011

After the Storm

This was my first try with the digital watercolor brushes. To say that this was my saving angel would be an understatement. I was really struggling with my work, until I gave the digital watercolor brushes a shot with this project and ever since then, I have been working with them and getting better with each project and that makes me very happy.

Best Wishes - Ed -

Chocolate Mousse

"Snow Wren & the Seven S'mores" was the name I gave to an imaginary ice cream I made up for Type & Image class as part of my package design assignment. This was my second attempt with the digital watercolor brushes.

Below is the mock up of the package design with the top and the side stripe.

Best Wishes - Ed-

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Apple's Temptation

Hello again!

This piece was made as a DVD Cover for a SCAD Film called "Paradise Lost". It was one of the first projects were I got thorough art direction and was a great experience. I went over my pencil lines with ink this time and scanned the image and the rest was made with my digital watercolor brushes. Can you spot the viper's face? I made sure to keep only the face of the snake and the apple bright and saturated so as to make them the focal points of this illustration.

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The Four Crowns (TT)

This is the cover for the book I had to create this last Winter Quarter 2011 for Book Illustration class. It is based off the Grimm Brothers' "The Four Musicians of Bremen" my favorite fairytale. I decided to keep the iconic look of the original story with the animals standing on top of each other, but with some comic relief as they are all struggling to keep their posses, which allowed me to give the viewer a quick glimpse into the personalities of each character.

Digital Watercolors

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Shakira Type Portrait

I have to admit, I  was pretty scared of this assignment when I first got it, but when I finally sat down to work on it I had a blast! I definitely want to make more of these soon and fix her nose, which still looks a bit odd to me.

Best Wishes - Ed - 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Trio Turtle Island Map

I did this piece for my Materials & Techniques 2 class. It was very tedious, but ultimately quite fun. I used watercolors, rubber cement, aging varnish, cracking varnish, gel medium, ink and acrylic paint. The map represents the area of one of the stories I've written called 4 Pearls: Secret of the Black Sun, which I'm still working on.

This book is the sequel to the already finished and in the publication process 4 Pearls: Magic in the Bell. The first book revolves around 3 brothers Milk, Limbo & Coco (a calf, dalmatian and rooster respectively) that possess a magic bell and stumble upon a bag with magic vegetables, which ultimately help them save their home, but when the veggies are captured they decided to venture into the unknown to save them.

Flying Sheep (TT)

This illustration was made for an assignment that required the creation of an original Bomber Jacket Logo. I decided to take inspiration from the Flying Tigers, an actual US Air Force group that defended China from Japan during World War 2. My thought process behind this illustration was to create something that didn't look menacing and give it power of its own.

Therefore I came up with the idea that instead of having a wolf in sheep's clothing, have a sheep, wearing a wolf, signifying the underdog's victory and ultimate power. This is one of my favorite pieces, I had a lot of fun during the entire process.

Once again, I used Digital Watercolors for this as well.

The second image showcases how the illustration would look in t-shirts.

Best Wishes - Ed -

Twelve Tales

The Twelve Tales is the name I am giving to the current 12 pieces of artwork in my portfolio. I would keep it simple and just say that directly, but I am a writer and coming up with these names is a hobby of mine and it's just fun for me to do so. All the pieces with the acronym (TT) will belong to this group.

First up - The Day the Sky Fell Again. I created this illustration for a mock Newspaper Feature Page. The article was about a new theory that suggested that a meteor shower, similar to the one which occurred during the age of the dinosaurs, repeated itself during the Ice Age and was partly responsible for these animals' extinction.

It was created in Photoshop, using Watercolor Brushes. Below the illustration you can see how it would look in the feature page, which I also designed.

Best Wishes - Ed -

First Post!

Hello world!

This is the first post of my blog and I am very excited, because it means a whole new adventure has just started in my life. With the help of this blog and my upcoming website I will be able to showcase my work, both illustrations and stories I work on along the way.

I hope you enjoy my work and please feel free to ask any questions, and give any advice, because I am an open book.

Best Wishes,