Thursday, January 13, 2011

Ready! Set! Go!

Hi all!
Well it's time to kick off this blog. The goal here is to get our illustration mojo going and produce some kick ass work. By the end of 30 days (we hope) we'll have some finished illustrations to show. And for you kids following along at home, feel free to link your efforts in the comments!

So the theme for this month is Patterns

On your mark... get set... GO! (NO SLACKING!)

Here are my sketches for the theme of Patterns. I chose to illustrate the pattern of tides governed by the moon. I've been spending way too much time in the Canadian Gallery at the ROM (I'm a design intern there) so those patterns are showing up in my sketchbook. Let me know what you guys think. The shape of the illustration is the size of the illustration I'll be carving so that isn't very flexible...but other than that anything goes!



  1. Hey Jacquie! Thanks for kicking it off!

    Your sketch is very inuit art inspired! (I guess that's what you meant by spending a lot of time in the Canadian Gallery). Your pattern work turns out really sweet from the previous lino prints I've seen you do.

    The circle, which I'm assuming is the moon behind your character's head may be too close to the edge of the page. It might be just because it's the sketch, but also consider making the moon big enough so that a third of it is cropped right off the page.

    Just a thought. But it looks good! Can't wait to see the final print!

  2. Hi Chelsea!

    Thanks for the comment, the patterns are actually west coast, more than they are Inuit. I know what you mean about it being kind of tight to the frame... I was thinking of moving it up by 1/8th or maybe even 1/4 inch, but I'll definitely test out the making the moon larger and moving it up. My only concern would be that you'd loose the shape of the moon. Oh well we'll see.