Saturday, April 24, 2010

Squid queen and floating cat

Nothing like a floating cat with which to start your day.

"No matter how hard he tried, he could not get his feet to touch the ground" was the caption of our Book Illustration assignment, based on the theme of Chris Van Allsburg's book, "The Mysteries of Harris Burdick". Our content was open, so my obvious choice was to depict a group of very bad mice who were up to something. With graphite pencils.

Our second assignment was to show a gruesome and startling metamorphosis. Squid appeared to be the dish of the day amongst my classmates for some reason. But MY squid-lady has class! So, if you're suddenly transforming into a sea-loving form, at least you can bask in the comfort of knowing that none of your subjects would DARE mention it. At least, not to your multi-tentacled face.

This was a pencil drawing that I scanned and then painted up in Photoshop with a Wacom tablet.

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