Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wrapping up 2008

I didn't think I'd get another illustration in for the year, but I really wanted to do a self portrait for 2008, since I didn't do any in 2007. Well, here it is! It looks just a touch manlier than I look in real life (oops), but I'm actually happy with it other than that -- but let's see how I feel about it in 2009, a.k.a. tomorrow.

I don't know why, but I just had so much fun doing this picture. It was one of those moments where I felt like I was starting to learn how to draw. ^_^

Monday, December 29, 2008

Too many birds!

The Carolina parakeet was the only parrot native to the United States. Sadly, the species is now extinct. This illustration is just a bird lover's fantasy of a place where parrots are as plentiful as the leaves on a tree.

I actually first got this picture in my head during my sophomore year of college, when we were assigned to do an illustration for a charity. At the time, though, I knew I couldn't pull it off. So three years later, I finally decided to give it a shot!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Another "new" illustration

I originally did the rough pencil sketch for this back in college, but I never carried it through to the finished version. So this week I did some editing to the sketch and then finished it up! It's an illustration of a rain goddess of sorts. When she cries, it rains.

"Storm Clouds"

When I get a chance, I'll probably add it to the "portfolio" page on my website.