Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ilustration Friday - Early

This week's creative challenge for Illustration Friday is "early". I went blank for a minute with this one until my boyfriend suggested I draw a clock. Then my imagination went wild as it brought back memories of a funny old alarm clock I used to own as a child. It looked almost identical to the one that I have drawn, but I think it was pink. It used to have a life of its own... It would start ringing at the early hours of the morning, even though I set it for a more decent time!

I created this drawing by hand in my sketch book, scanned it and converted to vector, and then coloured it in Illustrator. I am really enjoying this process of drawing-scanning-colouring. Makes the work look hand drawn but professionally finished at the same time. I love Illustration Friday!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Journals - Vancouver Series

Do you love a good journal? I do, especially one with a really cute cover on it, that motivates me to pick it up, start writing and share my most intimate thoughts.

I love how a beautiful journal can make you feel, so I've taken on a little personal project, to create some of my very own journal designs.

I am working on a collection of these, inspired by the one and only city of Vancouver... and all its little quirks... like the relentless rain... Here is a sneak peek of the first two designs:

I illustrated the images by hand, scanned them and converted them to vectors, then applied colour using Illustrator. I'm having SO much FUN creating this series!

Would you pick up one of these in a store? Please let me know what you think? I would love to hear your feedback!


Friday, May 21, 2010

Illustration Friday - Equipment

This week's topic for illustration Friday is " Equipment".

In my case, I am surrounded by my boyfriends music equipment. I'm fascinated by all the buttons, turn dials, knobs, figures and cables.

He is recording his new album and I can't wait to hear it.

This sketch is of ...well, I'm not sure, but I think one of them is a pre-amp. I did this on the fly and then coloured it in illustrator.

Here's to pre-amplifiers and other high tech music equipment...