So, I have been playing around on Skillshare (highly recommend) and have been loving the camaraderie of being “in class” again. This was for a class with the great Lisa Congdon. The project was to respond to an imaginary art director’s email and then illustrate a creative brief she sent. In a nutshell, it was to reinterpret a well known fairy tale. I think the houses need a little something, but I am pretty satisfied with this.
I thought it would be fun to design some cushions for the OhhDeer.com Pillow Fight. You can enter as many time as you want until November 6th.
For this one, I played around and used Illustrator, just for a change. I took a fun course on Skillshare, and forced myself to use Illustrator for the final project (since the demo was in Illustrator.) I think I am going to be exploring this avenue…watch this space! haha
Mash the cushion to vote. 🙂
And here is a fun cat, created with charcoal and finished in Photoshop.
Smoosh your mouse into this cushion to vote. 😀
If you have time, I would love your support! Just click on the pillow image and you will be taken to a page where you can “like” and “tweet” or even purchase a cushion. Any of those things help me to win a spot as an Ohh Deer artist. Thanks!
Pillow King (watercolor, gouache, charcoal, pencil on paper)
This was a quick night time scribble followed by a quick lunch time painting. I took the advice of TV Kapherr over at Cats at the Bar and borrowed one of the cats’ pictures as a feline model. I know I can do better…the model was a lot cuter in the picture than in my painting! Ah well, art is about patience and practice. Have a great weekend!
Thank you all for supporting me by voting for the pelican. Unfortunately, my journey in this particular contest has ended. I learned a lot, and I am currently taking what I learned in order to solidify my brand and beef up my portfolio with some new concepts. And I got two new, finished pieces out of this journey.
For those of you who asked, the Pelican is now available as a print and a t-shirt in the Store, and there is a FREE Shipping Special going on until the end of the day. Lil’ Terrarium will be available soon. I will, as usual, keep you posted!
I am your forever grateful Lemon.