Just thought I would share the 2 illustrations I submitted for the recent cover contest for one of my favourite magaazines, Uppercase Magazine! They didn't win the cover spot, but I was notified that one of my illustrations was chosen to be included in Issue 40 coming out in mid-December! At this point though I'm not sure which of my 2 submissions was chosen!
The first theme was to celebrate the magazines 10th Anniversary in 2019 so my pairs of hands on which you can count to 10 are raised in celebration! Another of the requested themes was "maturity and longevity" so the botanical illustration depicts a plant as it grows through various life phases from seed to a variety of flowering blooms (kinda like how we all end up wearing many hats in our day-to-day lives, perhaps?)
Tell me which of the 2 you prefer...I know which one I like best!
Something a Bit Different For Me! An Editorial Illustration for a Magazine Article About the Environment!
This week's brief in FolioFocus 2108 was to create an editorial illustration using typography to accompany a magazine article about the need to act to address environmental concerns. Here is my illustration...something a bit different for me but I enjoyed the process! What do you think? Does it convey a message?
This week's brief for FolioFocus 2018 was "AstroSynergy"! So I decided to design some Signs of the Zodiac, starting with "Taurus". Here is a collection with a placement print and several repeat designs. I might try and do "Aries" next...Are you a Taurus?! This collection would be wonderful on bedding, as shown!
Already into Week 9 of Folio Focus! This week's brief was People, and although the brief was for a self-portrait, somehow these people morphed into Valentine's day patterns! Let me know what you think as this is still a WIP! I guess it could be me, since I have glasses exactly like hers!
Week 8's brief for Folio Focus was to design Halloween characters! So here is a placement pattern design for party plates and some coordinating repeat patterns!
Had a lot of fun with this one! Decided to keep it very graphic and geometric for a fun cityscape placement print and some co-ordinating repeat patterns! Can't wait to see what's in store for Week 7!
Here is a new illustrated recipe for Pasta Con Mollica di Pane (Pasta with Bread Crumbs!) I designed for www.theydrawandcook.com. This is a great quick and easy pasta dish that is super delicious. It will be a go-to recipe for you!
This week we were tasked with coming up with a positive message for girl's apparel. Here is my "Make A Difference" design on apparel! Hope you like it!
Although this week was all about lettering, I really had fun designing patterns for my ceramics collection! Onwards next week for designing for wood products!
I just finished Week 3 of the MATS Creating Collections for Home Decor course. So much fun, super hard work, and all very inspiring. Here is the presentation board that I did for it. I think I can see improvement over the last 3 weeks! I think!
Jackie Tahara of UnBlink Studio