I’m proud to introduce Cid the Alien! He’s a character I’m developing in my Cartooning class at George Brown College. Many things about him are still unknown, but what we do know is that he is from a galaxy far, far away and his real name is too difficult for humans to pronounce. You will probably see Cid being followed by a bunch of cats because they can communicate with him. He may also be an scientist/inventor/explorer, but that is still to be determined. I coloured these sketches using water colour pencils.
I came across this blog that has a unique collection of vintage book covers and illustrations, which I find very interesting. I hope you do too!
While some some of them haven’t aged very well, others look as if they could have been designed recently. Check out the Tumblr site here. Just a heads up, the site is in Turkish, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the collection.
I’ve only just begun playing it but I’m totally loving Bioshock Infinite and it’s unique surreal world in the sky. I’ve been more than a little busy working on this fan art that has grown into quite a large project (at least for me anyway). I thought I would post my progress on it so far.
Also from past experience working on my assignment for children’s book illustration, I’m beginning to really understand the importance of character model sheets. They are a very useful reference tool, especially when working on comics *hint hint*. Hope to have more to show soon, so please check in again later.
Here’s a little experiment I conducted. First, I drew these using ink, then did a light wash in grey water colour over it for texture. I scanned it in and brought it into Photoshop for colouring. I’m pretty happy with the result and proud of myself for doing something with traditional media!
I love the colour yellow. I hope you do too! Perhaps you will see it being used in my designs this week. Write in the comments below if you end up using them as well.
This was a logo I worked on for the University of Manitoba Tractor Team. Yep, you read that right! These engineering students wanted a team logo to put on their custom built tractor and on their team shirts.
This was an interesting project to work on because I am totally clueless when it comes to engineering and the agriculture industry. As you can see from my sketches below, I really liked the graphical shapes that the tractor tires had and wanted to carry that forward somehow. The end result can also be interpreted as a cog or gear in a large machine. I used the typeface Rockwell on a banner for an academic look.
Hey there readers. I don’t know about you, but Mondays kind of get me down sometimes, which is why I decided to start a new series on Graphic Thrill called ‘Monday Motivator’. These posts will basically serve as inspiration for the week and hopefully brighten up your day.
This week, why not check out the website for The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum? They are located in the sleepy town of Two Rivers, Wisconsin and produce beautiful letterpress work. Many consider this to be a dying art form, which is unfortunate. You can achieve a similar look in digital form, but there’s nothing quite like the real thing.
Donating to the museum gets you a really cool print or poster. I already ordered mine and I can’t wait to get it in the mail! Here’s a video that shows the process of making one of them: