Monday, November 29, 2010

Bay Area Architecture Sketch 6

Here is another sketch as the semester is coming soon to a close... along with my time here at AAU. Come December 18th this year I will be graduated from AAU! Anyway, here is a quick sketch of a very pretty storybook style home from 1921.

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

New Self-Portrait (in progress)

Here is an in-progress from a few weeks ago of a portrait I decided to start up in Adobe Illustrator. I tend to use a self portrait to explore what I can do in a certain medium or style. Also, it's always fun to do another one when appearances change. Anyway, here is the photoshop sketch I quickly did one night. Hopefully someday this will get finished in Illustrator. I've started it, but with job hunts, finals, and a collaboration I'm doing with another student it doesn't look like it will be finished anytime soon. Just thought I'd post something up tonight. Enjoy!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Bay Area Architecture Sketches 5

n my Bay Area Architecture online class we haven't done as much sketching lately, but here are the last two that I did. Hopefully next week there'll be some more sketching. I miss it.

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Helldiver Fixed

Fixed this in class today. Changed up a few things based on other illustrators' suggestions. Critique is very helpful as this is sooooo much better now than it was previously.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Smart Phone MUNI Poster

Finally got this thing done! Simple idea- complex illustration to show it. I recently had to replace my old Samson Juke phone and had to switch to a smart phone- the Samson Fascinate. Although I do not yet use the phone to figure out the next MUNI or BART time, if ever I needed to, what I illustrated is completely possible. With SF's (although outdated) easily accessible transportation lines and today's 3G tech anyone can quickly find the next available line and its times. So if you're in the Bay Area and thinking of getting a smart phone, here is an illustrated incentive for you to get one. All of this project was completed in Adobe Illustrator CS4 and CS5.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Cable Car Illustration

I've noticed that having to switch my CMYK images from illustrator to RGB to make as a jpeg to post up here a lot of the color vibrancy and contrast is lost.
Anyway, here is the fifth icon for my upcoming illustration. This probably took the longest out of the five just because there are so many components to the car to make. This is probably the most famous piece of SF besides Alcatraz. About 20,000 or so tourists and locals take the cable cars everyday! I used to use this at night when there were less tourists when I lived downtown. No matter how many times you ride these things, it never gets old in my opinion. Anyway, next should be my completed illustration. So keep on the lookout as it should be up soon. Hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

BART Illustration

Here is number 4 of the 5 transportation vehicles I am doing for the upcoming illustration. The BART (or Bay Area Rapid Transit) is another subway and above ground transport like the MUNI train. These things are noisy, handy for getting to the airport or across the bay, and EXCELLENT sketching zones! Almost every illustrator who has ever taken this has drawn people on these things. If you haven't... do it! The trains themselves can be up to 10 cars long and for unity sake with the other illustrations the majority of the back half had to be cut. I bet most of you can guess which public transportation from SF I'll do next. The next vehicle is one of the main reasons people visit the city. Anyway, back to more work. Look forward to more!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Another Preview of the Muni Illustration

Here is another piece of my upcoming Smartphone/Muni poster infographic. In class today I was able to get the man done with a very befitting SF Giants coat. GO GIANTS! Never been that much into baseball, but the city's enthusiasm is contagious... and we won the World Series! Anyway, this project should be finished by next Monday or so. As long as this cold doesn't slow me down. Halloween probably aided to getting the cold. But, that's life, and now back to work, work, work....