My old illustration teacher, Barron Storey, taught me the meaning of and artists' sketchbook-not only in filling up the pages, but personalizing the cover to make it your own. He brought to class, along with his original cover illustration from Lord of the Flies, stacks of sketchbooks with wonderful collages and sketches inside and out. It has been awhile since I created a collage on my sketchbook cover so I did this quick sketch and experimented with some old film negatives I found. I had finished it off with applying matte medium to protect it and some strange things happened. Some of the film became cloudy and some stayed shiney. Apparently the plastic that protects the film reacts differently to matt medium and super 77 depending on which side it is on. Take a look!
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
What a wonderful experience I had at the Chemer's Gallery Children's Book illustrator event last weekend! I got to meet Illustrators such as Kelly Murphy, Ronald Himler, and Kristina Swarner, among others. There were demonstrations, book signings, and displayed artwork. Above is a picture of me with Ronald Himler. What an honor to meet such accomplished and experienced illustrators! They have this event every year so I recommend checking it out!