A necessary second post for the evening for a little vector catchup. I've also provided a little 'behind the scenes' pic for your viewing pleasure. Every shape in this sticker is really two shapes overlapping with two different colors and slightly different paths. Organizing things this way allows me to counter the anxiety involved in stacking all of these elements.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Trying some new things with eyes. I plan on doing something similar to this for the upcoming vectortuts+ character design showcase. Guess I had better get started on that...
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Monday, June 18, 2012
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Thoughts are a bit disjointed at the moment, but I've been looking into something new with isometric grids. Spoilers: it's Disgaea-related! I hope this time I can actually follow through and make it happen.
Heard of this Pokemon Conquest game? I need to play this right now. Thanks, Audrey Drake.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Clefairy in the tall grass is definitely one of my favorite stickers so far. It was a challenge to put everything together, but previous experiences allowed me to match the final product to my original vision. I can't say that's how it always works out.
The spiral was just a lot of fun to make because it didn't turn out all that well at first. There was a ton of visual tension and strange points from all of the path edits and resizing that occurred. What came out was a very fun and interesting design.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Keys To Drawing With Imagination" by Bert Dodson. Seriously, check it out if you want to flex your creativity.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
While building this vector, I stumbled upon a new way to organize the more complicated elements. This has allowed me to create thick/thin line variations and overlapping shapes a lot more easily. Learning! Yay!
And yeah, I've wandered around my work space for countless minutes looking for pencils conveniently stuck behind my ears.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Monday, June 11, 2012
Thinking more and more about my perceived limits and boundaries, I realized how fear plays into my art. I've become so self-conscious with regards to being original, unique, and talented, that I stop working entirely. I'm not great at drawing. I accept that. But I can only get better if I keep at it without worrying about pleasing everyone.
Experimenting with type today. I used my templates for my thumbnail sketches. Each one started as a phrase which was then fit onto a unique wave grid and broken into negative shapes. In some cases it worked well. Others became jumbled. They were all so much fun to do, though. From top to bottom: "ROBOT KISS", "MORE BETTER", "DANK!","MY JAM", and "PLEASE TO ENJOY".
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The silhouette style is a new thing I'm trying out. I like the way it turned out. The wave pattern turned out pretty awesome as well. I can't say this will be the last Pokemon thing I ever do. These little creatures keep coming up in my sketches from time to time.