Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Illustration Friday - Rescued

This is my Illustration Friday entry. When I engage in a rescue, it is usually of a stray ladybug or spider caught inside the house, trying to get out. I gently pick him up, take him to the door, and gently send him on his way. I got to wondering about whether some bugs would rescue us if the bugs were the dominant species and we were pests.

bug rescues human

It is a pen and ink drawing with pencil crayon. Hope you enjoy it.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Cancer Bike Ride with Lance Armstrong

For the Postcard Image I ended up creating 2 images. I created a vector graphic in Illustrator of a bike rider. (thank goodness we have the pen tool). I then created a graphic of the four riders attached to one another. I then placed it on a glass button with the same image mapped on it like a shadow. It looks like a variation of Chinese Cloisonné to me.
Tom Wolfe - Gold Bikes
The other image I used the same bike used above, but I wrapped it repeatedly around a cylinder. I created the LiveStrong wrist band in Illustrator using 3D, and mapped the text onto the bracelet.
Tom Wolfe - Livestrong

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Illustration Friday - Expired

The Illustration Friday topic for March 26th, 2010 is "Expired". When I think of something that has expired, I think of bananas. I think that this is because they are one of the few items we buy that is past the expiration date on purpose. The best banana bread is made with bananas past their prime. Both bananas and people are best when they are wrinkly and past their prime :)

Expired banana 800
I sketched out this image using the brush tools in Adobe Photoshop CS4.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Postcard for Self Promo

The portfolio card image. This uses the CorelDraw Self Promotion image that uses powerclips. It has then been taken into Photoshop for treatment, and a series of additional clockfaces created in Illustrator have been imported and treated in photoshop.

GonzoBidz Postcard 800

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Illustration Friday - Subterranean

My image for Illustration Friday - Subterranean. I thought of monsters underground. When I personalized "underground monsters", I thought of carrots. For me the carrot is a slightly menacing root vegetable. This is because my youngest son is allergic to raw carrots. When the carrots are cooked an enzyme is destroyed making them safe for consumption.

Illustration Friday - subterranean

The image was created on brown stock using pencil crayons. Hope you enjoy.


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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

IF - Brave

This is my IF-Friday submission for "Brave".
No matter your politics about the wars currently being fought by forces from around the world, Bravery can be seen every day as Canadian and American soldiers risk their lives because their Countries have called on them.

Brave Soldier 800

I used Painter for the soldier, and the background was created using various text and masking techniques in Photoshop.

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IF - Perspective

Tried an experiment that failed miserably. I thought that to reverse the perspective vanishing points and place them in the foreground would be interesting. I was wrong. Thought that after all the work I put into it (really) it was worth a post. Sometimes you have to break an egg to make an omelet. I went into the hen house and destroyed the roost.

House in Reverse

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