Illustration!

Finally!  Basic Illustration this quarter with a lot of my fellow illustration majors at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design. The assigned book is James Gurney’s Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn’t Exist – a book that I’ve checked out from the library several times before. The assignment this week was pretty open, make drawings with animals doing human things. We start with thumbnails (these only about 3 inches long) that allow us to play with different scenes and perspectives. I did a few with an underwater rabbit, then other storylines (elephant tailor, storytelling stork with ferrets around a campfire, and then some others like a kangaroo and gazelle dancing and fox and mole golfing. It’s already what I do in my spare time.

Next step is a value study, then texture, transfer to mylar, and ink finish. The one I’m taking to final is the underwater bunny discovering a lost city. I thought it would be good for me to work more on environments.

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2 comments

  1. Ah, I adore James Gurney’s books! They were the most helpful tools I had in college – glad to see others are using them, too! Nice studies, here – I especially like the stork one, looks like he’s telling a great story ;3

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    1. Thanks Jaimie, It’s very nice of you to leave a comment. I just searched your art and like your paintings too!
      Maybe I should do final drawing and add color. You’ve given me some inspiration.

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