For this illustration project we had to create a skateboard (or snowboard) design using only color pencils. So I took out my prismacolor crayon and draw a design that I called « Skate or Die ». You can see muscle behind the teared flesh. A reminder of what can happend if your skating unwisely. The tattoo of the letters DYP are simply my initial with a Y in between. You can see pictures of the process (here) and the final product (below).
This is the first real competition the 2nd year students had this semester. We had to submit three poster designs for the 25th European Union Film Festival here in Ottawa. I actually finished in 2nd place! Here are my three designs.
The first one is promoting the discovery of european cinema. You can see the movie reel hiding behind a sheet of paper with the European Union logo. The paper is torn in the shape of the country included in the European Union. This is a photography based design. Only the text and some lighting effect were added with photoshop.
The second poster was the second place winner. The design is fairly simple. You can see the silhouette of the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa, with huge light columns coming from projectors behind the building. The light column are forming the roman number XXV (25) for the 25th anniversary of the festival.
The third was hand drawn in photoshop with a Wacom tablet. It is a James Bondesque style poster. Instead of a gun, the femme fatale is hidind a 8mm camera behind her back. I’ve made two variations of the poster.
It’s been three months since i’ve posted on my blog. I never imagined that I would be so busy and stressed out. That was actually the theme of our very first exercice in illustration class. Here are my three sketches; « pulling my hair out », « To much thing to do » and « Butterfly in your stomach ». (see below).
In the uncoming days, I’ll be posting almost all of my 32 projects of this semester.
Today opens the Pop Life : Art in a Material World Exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. As mentioned in a previous post, here is my second FAKE exhibition poster. It is inspired by the style of pop artist Roy Lichtenstein. The subject of this piece is Jeff Koons silver rabbit, one of the main attraction of this exhibit. It was done entirely with photoshop.
For this Adobe illustrator project we had to create a children cartoon. I decided to go for a very simple concept with animals, which young children like. It’s pretty much a Looney Tunes type of story similar to Silvester the cat and Tweetie bird. I also played with the tile – Mia”ouch” or in english – Me”ouch”.