Oh, and I forgot to share my favorite piece that I worked on this year. It was this Adventureland poster, because it let me define a new detailed, retro style for myself in vector, while limiting myself to 7 colors. Also hippos.
I’m an illustrator/designer with a passion for creative motion graphics animation, and a father of two kids.
Here's my first time posting to the forums! I made this little big guy in response to the "breakable" prompt for Inktober. I had a blast getting away from the computer and getting my hands on real ink and watercolors.
For the day job, I've been tasked with making weekly coloring pages this summer. My art direction was, "Do whatevery you want!" So, I'm making fairy tale type illustrations, which I'll finish as watercolor paintings at some point to fill out my portfolio. Here are the two I've drawn so far.
@mag Absolute love the rendering here, and the muted, warm pallette.
@ina This is brilliant, zigging into red when the obvious direction is to zag into green. The bold choice really works!
@arielg Thanks for the kind words! I'm doing all my Inktober 52 drawings traditionally, and these ones are Pentel Pocketbrush brush pen on Canson mixed media paper (because I plan to add marker to them later). The negative white highlight sections are accomplished by planning where they'll be when sketching in pencil, then I just fill the brushwork all around it.
How is the summer almost over? Also, how am I so far behind on Inktober 52? Here are my drawings from May's prompts. What did anyone else come up with, and who else is having work/life balance and productivity issues this summer?
Week 18: Train
Week 19: Praying Mantis
Week 20: Bubbles
Week 21: Robot
Week 22: Stranded
@Laurel-Aylesworth At work, I have one of those convertible to standup desks that my computer is on, but I never remember to use it. But I also have a hydraulic drawing board, and I do use that to stand and draw and ink on, which is great to relieve pressure on my back.