Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I have news about this blog

Hello readers.


I have news regarding this blog. Since I've updated my website, it's been much easier to write blog via my website. So I've decided to make this blog an archive and move onto the newer blog. Thank you for following my blog, or if you are visiting for the first time, thank you as well:)


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Thank you again and see you at the new blog!;)

Friday, February 24, 2012

Project day at work: attempt at more painterly style

We had a project day at our office this week. The idea is that you can create anything you want in 24hours. I know I am not good at painterly style Illustration so my project was to do a painterly style illustration. Overall, it was tough but my co-workers helped me a lot (thank you guys!) I would definitely continue to learn this style more. I would probably change the process to start earlier with coloring and blocking in shapes first.

Anyways, this is my process. 

Final image looks like this.


I used the Gamut thing so I know the range of colors I want to use.


I did a quick thumbnail sketches of what I wanted.


After gathering reference photos, I started sketching.

I did grey scale illustration. This was tough. Finding a light source really helped. I also learned a lot of tricks on how to get proportion right and how to block in shape to get light and shadow. 


 Started including the background color.

 Added colors on the man. I tried to use reds on the eyes, neck, tip of hand, and on the shirt. 

Monster on the right added. I wanted to use a completely different style with this to make the man look like in another world.

Added stuff in the foreground. Very abstract at this point. I want to probably change this in the future...

Overall value adjustments and unifying the whole color scheme by including a yellow overlay.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentine's Day illustration: Process

Since I didn't have too much time to create the Valentine's Day Illustration so I totally didn't notice how wonky the legs were. I'll probably re-work this soon. Here's some sketches I did. With color, I didn't have time, so I didn't do any color test. What I did was go to my inspiration blog and looked at what colors I liked.  



Monday, January 30, 2012

New look for shihohoshino.com

We have a new look for http://www.shihohoshino.com/ On top of the regular Illustrations you've been seeing, now you can view my books and products. Also, I have a facebook page! Please feel free to like them, share them, comment on them:) Any suggestion is always always welcomed! (I really need to know if I'm doing things right!) Thank you for continuing to read my blog. I hope you enjoy my website. 


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New Project: drawing on ceramics

I love ceramics. To be more specific, I love Fishs Eddy, flea markets and antique ceramics hunting. I started drawing on them and so far I like it. I like thinking about what people would cook and plate on. I'm still in progress with setting up my etsy store, but would you be interested in buying some? :)