Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Baby and Mom Memories

This was another double up for the Yow! Experiment. The theme word was "Memory". I doubled up the project to fit a sample project I wanted to complete for a possible job based on babies. I decided to create a dreamy type of feel with another patchwork theme concentrating on the warmth and safety of a quilt. I wanted to keep the palette pastel and soft. I was concerned that I would run too gender specific so I tried to keep away from too many pinks and blues. I think this palette also breaks up my portfolio color wise as well.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Patchwork Girl

This illustration was created for two purposes. Kind of like shooting two birds with one stone. First, Amy Smith, an old friend of mine, became involved with a charity drive for Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster County dvslanc.org. There was a call for entries for donations which I gladly submitted a few pieces for. This one I created specifically with the event in mind. In addition to the event I had another "paint off" deadline with the "Yow Experiment" on facebook. This is a group of University of the Arts illustration graduates dedicated to creating a piece within a bi-monthly deadline. I used collage elements of natural items as well as fabrics and tapestries in addition to the painting of the face.