Sunday, October 26, 2008

Pumpkin painting!

Instead of carving a pumpkin, I painted one this year. Because I have a small room, I decided to buy a mini pumpkin:) Cute size, cute shape! ...1
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...Raaa!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Boss's secret should be kept in his office.

I added 1 image to "naughty and bitter" section tonight. I'm still learning Dreamweaver and it's much much harder than just making everything only in html... so if anything is broken, please let me know:)
Anyways, these are the steps I took...

1. Thumbnails- He was actually a king and naked at this point!
2. Rough Sketch-Very rough sketch, lots of adding, erasing
3. Tight Sketch-I use tracing paper and adjust the positioning of the legs and such.
4. Inking-I don't think much about making a clean line, I rather have an active line which I'm not good at...yet.
5. Coloring-I usually have a color scheme in my head but it takes me about 5 tries to get to what I want (woo photoshop!) I also play a lot with textures. My constant goal is to NOT make it look like digital image.
And here is the finished image! http://shihohoshino.com/c9.html

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Conversations with Bubba

This assignment was for a writer who needed illustration with her writing. I did 1 full color illustration and 13 black and white storyboards/sketches. I can't tell you the story but it is really interesting. There are more than 10 characters in her story and it was a challenge to fit them all into 1 illustration. So I drew all the characters separately and composed them in Photoshop. I think I'm going to use this method more often:)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Doodle dump!

One of the reason why I decided to become an illustrator is because I doodle. If there is a pencil or a pen, I can doodle all day. When I used to live in U.K. my family travelled all over Europe. 2 things that my parents gave me during those long trip (we usually travelled by car or a train) was sketchbook and pencil. It was a good idea to keep me busy so I won't get bored. At a restaurant my father drew vegetables with eyes and I drew animals that went with it. At art museums I sketched whatever caught my eye (I still remember standing in front of big Chagall painting thinking "huh, I can draw horses way better than that!" haha) In the train, I used sketchbooks to learn Japanese with my mother. At the hotel room my sister and I stuck postcards, leaf, flowers, stamps, receipts and random findings onto the sketchbook.

I still doodle. And here are some random doodles i did recently.









And these aren't doodles... but in my mind it's still doodle so I am going to throw it in!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

munny done!

This weekend I finally painted my little munny! I used Gesso and acrylics. I don't know how I got to this character. I can see him owning a pub and... that is all I got so far. I don't even know his name. But here he is:)