Thursday, March 13, 2008

Illustrations for W&T Wedding and Travel magazine.
I wanted to experiment with a style that is different from the usual fashion illustration styles. But keeping in mind the main objective - showcasing the jewellery that would be placed on the "models". And secondly, to allow for a very tight crop. (shown here is the wide crop.) Was struggling to decide if jewellery stood out better on a dark or light background. But in the end decided on a lighter one coz it allowed the models to look more bridal. (it's a bridal magazine). I used black ink on newsprint paper. photographed patterns from a pattern book. Arranged them together in photoshop. Added colours in photoshop using the linear dodge function. The colours actually looks better on the real print.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

A character sketch on photoshop. Was experimenting using just a hard edge brush and opacity. Then used "posterize" under image adjustments in photoshop to get this effect. I liked how it turned out.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

I presently like over-adding sparkles in the eyes. Thus the giant blue eyes. Acrylic on canvas.