Editorial Illustration: The Art of War

For editorial illustration last semester we took a field trip to the bookstore and had to pick and have approved an article to illustrate. I found an article in The Optimist magazine about the relevance of the Art of War today and chose it.

This is a different illustration style and technique for me. I’ve done pen and ink, and I’ve colored digitally, but I’ve not really put them together like this. I really enjoyed it and want to experiment further.

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Second Modo Class Project

I haven’t decided if I hate Modo or if I’m just experiencing a sharp learning curve in 3D art. My feedback from teachers has been very hopeful- however my 3D classes have been really the only ones that make me worry if I’ll get a project finished, despite how much effort I put into it. Hours and hours can = nothing to show for it… I’m not used to that.

Still. I can’t decide what I think of this field.

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The project was to recreate Trident Gum Layers in 3D

I start Zbrush next semester. I’m pretty excited about that actually.

Editorial Illustration

In one of my illustration classes we are learning about and making different kinds of illustration- such as editorial illustration. This is my first attempt at such a thing really. We had to pick an article out of a stack of magazines to illustrate. I picked an article in the National Geographic about a Siberian medical train.

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Digital Beginnings

I just finished my first year of art school. Before then, I never touched a computer to do anything with my art, except maybe putting a watermark on something here or there.

But seriously. Never touched adobe. Or anything similar.

So here are some things done in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. They may be humble beginnings… but I am proud of them. I never thought I’d be making things like this so soon.

First Photoshop painting.
First Photoshop painting.
Cereal Box Project for Illustrator class.
Cereal Box Project for Illustrator class.
Music Festival poster for production art class.
Music Festival poster for production art class.
Illustrator logo for Graphic Design 1.
Illustrator logo for Graphic Design 1.
Corporate stationery with 're-done" logo for Alcoa for Graphic Design 1.
Corporate stationery with ‘re-done” logo for Alcoa for Graphic Design 1.
Part of a menu for my production art class.
Part of a menu for my production art class.