Friday, November 30, 2012

Charles Glaubitz Digital/Traditional illustration workshop

Below, Charles Glaubitz describes a technique for combining digital and traditional illustration, as he teaches it in his Digital/Traditional Illustration more about how he created this illustration of a stomach ache:

Final Art Digital mixed media

The illustration was created for my digital/traditional illustration workshop in my studio in Playas De Tijuana, Mexico.  Students learned how to digitally ink an image in Manga Studio, make hand made textures and traditionally inked shadow and light. Then it is all merged into a single image.

Sketch, light and shadows pencil on bond paper with scotch tape

Black and white drawing

The above image is the inked image in Manga Studio. In Black and white at 600 dpi then exported into photoshop.
Shadow drawing in sumi ink on paper

The above image is sumi ink on bristol, later scanned and combined with the black and white image in photoshop, where other paper and hand made textures are scanned in and incorporated into the image.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Martha Rich illustrates patterns for Hollywood Records

Martha Rich recently worked with Hollywood Records to create artwork the new Bridgit Mendler CD.  Martha was asked to illustrate a series of patterns and shapes, and here's how Martha's work was used in the CD booklet:

Martha Rich illustrated shapes and patterns for Bridgit Mendler CD booklet

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here are a couple of random, gorgeous illustrations by Marco Wagner and Robin Moline to get us in the mood for Turkey Day...Happy Thanksgiving!!

Marco Wagner - Krocan

Robin Moline - Turkey

Monday, November 19, 2012

Cocktail time with Craig LaRotonda!

Craig LaRotonda contributed the latest super cool (actually, very hot!) illustration to our ongoing cocktail blog: illustrated  Craig's Firecracker Margarita is sure to heat things up - YEOW!!

Craig LaRotonda - Firecracker Margarita

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Jen Lobo illustrates The Story of Pines iBook

Jen Lobo has spent a lot of time this year working on this project, which we've had to keep under wraps until recently.  Jen illustrated the book titled The Story of Pines, written by musician Alison Sudol of A Fine Frenzy, and it has finally been released as an iBook.  Jen's illustrations bring this story to life, and you can learn more about the book on iTunes.  Here is a peek at just a few of Jen's beautiful drawings:

Jen Lobo - The Story of Pines cover illustration

Jen Lobo - Bird Intro illustrations

Jen Lobo - Gathering Deer

Jen Lobo - Flight

Jen Lobo - Sailor Hands

Jen Lobo - Whale Dance

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Livia Cives illustrates WARM things to do in Columbus, OH

Livia Cives created a series of illustrations for the current issue of Columbus Monthly magazine for a feature on WARM things to do in Columbus this winter.  The 13-page feature includes several B/W spot portraits and multiple full color illustrations by Livia.  Here are just a few of Livia's cool illustrations:

Livia Cives - Winter Grilling

Livia Cives - Curling

Livia Cives - Sledding

View more of Livia's illustration and motion work

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day is upon us!

We've already blogged about this illustration of Romney vs. Obama that Simeon Elson recently created for Fund Strategy magazine, but we decided to post it again since Election Day is officially upon us.  It was just too timely to pass up a second posting!  Also, we just received jpegs of the magazine cover and article that we wanted to share.  Now, get out there and vote!

Simeon Elson - "Face Off" - Romney vs. Obama

Simeon Elson - Fund Strategy cover illustration

Simeon Elson - Fund Strategy magazine - feature illustration

Friday, November 2, 2012

Lucie Rice poster illustration for Southern Festival of Books

Lucie Rice designed and illustrated this poster for the recent Southern Festival of Books.  This was 24th annual festival, which is held in Nashville on the second full weekend of October every year.  Nice work, Lucie!

Lucie Rice - Poster illustration for the 24th Annual Southern Festival of Books