Thursday, August 20, 2009

Gouachey Goodness

I'm a traditional illustration major, yet I don't do all that much real media painting nowadays since digital is just so much easier. When I can be bothered to paint, though, I use gouache more often than not. I tend to paint silly things, and the bright, opaque colours lend themselves well to the subject matter.

Most of these were done as school assignments, with the exception of the first and seventh.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

WIP: Chinese ships

I did this sketch while school was still in session. The plan was originally to do it as an oil painting, and I may still do that later this fall, but I wanted to try it digitally first. I've done this with a few other pieces, and it always helps me choose my colours better than if I were just starting out with real paint. Saves paint, which is always a plus.

Mune Commission final

Monday, August 17, 2009

Mune commission detail

I'm finished (at least, until I've heard back from the person who commissioned the piece), so in the meantime, here's a detail of the two characters at full size.

I ended up changing the human's face completely, after coming to the realization that I just couldn't save it. I think the simpler style works better. I'm not terribly happy with the human overall, though- you can tell I need a lot more practice, especially with the proportions. The lasso tool came in really handy on this pic. :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Mune commission WIP

Still got some way to go, but I think it's coming along well.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Commission: Mune

Some sketches for a commission I'm working on:

Going with the first layout. It was my fav anyway. :D

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

First post!

Everyone at my school is doing it, so I decided to hop onto the Blogger Bandwagon. I'm such a lemming.

My name is Abigail, and I'm a senior at Kendall College of Art and Design. My major is traditional illustration, but ironically I do mostly digital art in my free time.