Thursday, October 31, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
As is I don't have enough to do on a day to day basis....
Actually it is time for me to push a little harder, work more consistently and get busy making art. In the process of scouring the internet for help and inspiration, I am now hip to the challenges that are out there in the world of cyber-space. There are so many, but these two suit me just fine. I am going to fill a note book with daily sketches and picture book ideas so that at the turn of the new year, I will be all ready to start pushing harder and having a clearer direction to go in as I continue down the road toward becoming a published professional illustrator. I have been making a lot of art, but not so much head way and I hope that by pushing myself this month, I will quicken my pace and keep moving forward!
If you want to take the challenges follow these links: Tara Lazar's PiBoIdMo - Picture Book Idea Month and Linda Silverstri's SkADaMo - Sketch a Day Month. And if you want to be super organized about it with a nifty worksheet check out Jenn Bower's blog. Sign up and join me in the fun and inspiration. Please be sure to leave a comment and tell me if you are up to the challenge!
Sunday, October 6, 2013
|image found on Wikipedia|
I love the style he uses here with his brown tones in every color, giving the artwork a far away remembered feeling like black and white photos which have been colorized. And I love the ink work. His cross hatching is so intricate and skillful. He uses it to create shadow and texture as well as defining what is real from what is the dream.
|My attempt at using Mr. Sendak's illustration style|
I hope you will come back to see what illustrator I will learn from next. There are so many great ones and so many styles to choose from. I would love to read some suggestions. Maybe your favorite illustrator? Who has influenced your work, or was just your favorite from childhood? Please share in the comments below! Thanks so much for stopping by!