Tuesday, November 30, 2010

VCIV Ad Poster Design

All pics were taken in the raw at my mom's shop in Geneva, IL and altered in Photoshop, mostly in the raw software where I did a lot of color (un)balancing. Her clients were surprisingly very willing to have their photo shot while my mom was going at their scalps with all kinds of torturous tools and chemicals. Oh, what women will do for beauty...thus the origin of the ad.

Monday, November 8, 2010

3 Image Gouache Montage

Hmm. Where to begin. I began this 3 image gouache montage with high hopes. I was possibly going give this to my cousin for Christmas since I wanted to paint her new son, Shane, surrounded by Chicago Cubs paraphernalia, our family's favorite baseball team. But because Shane looks like a demon baby, I think I'll hold on to this one. It was really difficult trying to figure out a good composition with the subject matter that I chose to paint. I think each thing turned out well enough individually (except the demon baby), but the arrangement is pretty awkward. I'm bummed I didn't have enough time to choose different subjects or at least orient them differently on the page.