Sunday, December 9, 2012

3 Bears Progress

So it's been a crazy few weeks of school. I've been doing a lot with my figure drawing class and catching up on my sketchbooks so I haven't had a lot of time to work on stuff that I can post. But I do have my final assignment for my digital illustration class that I'm working on this weekend. It's due tomorrow =0 (i might be a little worried) It's been really fun though. The assignment instructions was just to do any variation on the 3 bears. I plan on moving in the direction of children's book illustration in my career so I decided to follow that with my approach to this assignment. My wife recently bought a children's book for our daughter that's called "Camping Spree with Mr. Mcgee" illustrated by Chris Van Dusen. I really like his style, he uses bright colors and usually depicts buildings, cars and furniture from the mid 20th century. I followed his color pallet and looked closely at his way of drawing cars. I love his methods on metal and I think it really made my car come to life with this illustration. I've enjoyed it a lot and i'll make sure to post my completed version. Thanks for reading.

1 comment:

  1. When you showed me this illustration a few weeks ago I actually thought of the book "Camping Spree with Mr. McGee". My kids love that book. It has a retro-feel with his buttoned up shirt, the manicured lawn, and the style of the camper. I had no idea it was your inspiration. I can't wait to see your finished product, and I totally want to hear your version of the 3 bears. After seeing all of your caricatures it made me think of another children's book you should take a look at. "I Saw an Ant on a Railroad Track" by Joshua Prince, illustrated by Macky Pamintuan. On one of the first pages it has this big burly man holding a tiny brown lunch sack with his pink raised, very exaggerated features and fun facial expressions throughout the book. Check it out,