Her head may have gotten a liiiiitle bit stretched, but her dress looks good.
I’m just starting work on an exciting remapping project for my college! The goal is to make highly effective web and print versions of the dorms in order to reduce the headache of hall draw and help new students navigate the buildings. Lots more to come!
I don’t always document my creative process, but when I do it seems like a good idea to share it. This particular cover illustration was for the Helena Vigilante‘s election issue.
We (the Vigilante editor & I) started out chatting about people from the two political parties being divided by some sort of a large crack or crevice, perhaps with a few people bravely daring to cross the dangerous divide.
Then I suggested making the cracks into the animals from the political parties, sketching this on my iPad.
After checking that the blue and red fuzz on top of the animals would eventually be people, the idea was a go.
I then whipped up this sketch to get an idea of what the style would feel like. I wanted it to have a kind of gritty pen & watercolor feel and came up with this:
Next it was time to do a high quality sketch of each animal so I could start working with them digitally.
Somewhere in here the people fell out of the picture and I ended up with just the animals.
After I worked my magic in Illustrator, this was the final result!
Playing around with a bit of playful typography. I actually fashioned these out of paper first — super fun and my roommate loved that our coffee table was unusable for a month!
Happy Valentine’s Day! I made these for the lovely folks at The Daily Muse.
Created in Illustrator.