Since I don’t think portfolio projects show up on the wordpress news feed, I wanted to deliver on the teaser post from earlier and share a few examples of what I’ve been up to. You can view the full collection here
This is actually an earlier sketch, with a bit of photoshop added. I decided to revisit it because it has more significance in relation to the rest of my illustration, as its main purpose is to convey emotion, rather than just to say “Hey, here’s a face I drew.” A wonderful piece to look at. I’d love to trace it and turn it into something more complete, but it would lose the sublime, spontaneous style that can only really happen in the moment.
One night I got bored and started a project. I had a vision of a white pigeon sailing through a clear summer sky, with a precious message attached to his leg for a very particular person. He glides down into a courtyard of a stately manor house, and from there? We’ll see if I can figure out where to go with this.
Another one from the vaults! I haven’t been drawing as much as I ought to be lately, so here’s an old Illustration assignment from my Graphic Design classes last year. Its a scratchbord etching, scratchbord being a white clay tile with a thin layer of black clay on top. Considering that this and everything else in the scratching/etching family is aesthetically my least favorite medium, I’m quite happy with how it came out; all I can say is that It certainly pays to have a light touch . . .
Here’s a Governor-General.
Not any particular one, just a random one all decked out in his finest Court uniform and cocked hat with plumes, looking just as splendid as a viceregal representative ought to. No more explanation is necessary, I think. . .
I used a white marker for the elaborate embroidery, although I think a dip pen and my trusty white india ink would have served me better.