Sunday, April 18, 2010

Latest Digital Painting

This is an illustration for my digital painting class, for a story about a writer/journalist that becomes infatuated with a modest and lovely young woman, but the feelings are not mutual. "She was like one of the characters in his novels..." He asks her to marry him and she declines.
I wanted to use some of the physical elements associated with writing, and play on their romantic qualities, old-fashioned handwritten notes, pen and ink etc. The girl in the story is quite a few years younger, still a teenager actually, so there is an underlying tone in there, so the masculine symbol of the pen I thought was fitting. I scanned in some crumpled paper to add texture and sketched out different poses for the girl until I felt she looked demure enough. The most fun was painting the ink-in-water :)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Another Editorial challenge

This is my attempt at a cover illustration for a University magazine that was featuring an article on the diversity of their students, and the tremendous ambition shown by all to take on the world and its social issues. (I attempted to represent all nationalities with their flag colors as the leaves)

Watercolor 18x24 (layout by Eson Chan)
This next article was about the enormous task we have to implement the necessary measures to reduce the global climate change. I decided to play with watercolors for this one... since I've been doing so much acrylic lately, it was a welcome change.

Here's the final... which I just found out (4/14/10) was chosen to be published in next month's Brandeis University Magazine!