While I do have a general portfolio of the projects that I have done throughout my CCAD career, I've picked two pieces from last year that I feel have potential to be in my professional portfolio once I graduate. I'd also like to get them up on this blog as I have never actually posted the final pieces.
I have been given the freedom to develop some portfolio pieces in my painting techniques class, so I have decided to do some timeless illustrations with a small series of fairy tales. I have actually been wanting to do some personal illustrations regarding fairy tales for awhile. I am attracted to the original versions, which can have some very dark and mature undertones to them. With these pieces I'd like to bring out those darker elements and develop a fresh spin on something that has been illustrated many times before.
Im attempting to make the beast appear more like a mutated form, with glowing eyes and a scarred/ disfigured face. Within his figure will be Belle, framed by what will be carved Victorian motifs emerging out a rose/rose pedals. I plan on making the roses a more graphic element throughout the piece...
Still some issues in the overall composition with spacing and clarity, but its just the first rough sketch. :)
I am currently developing a brand for myself as an illustrator, so as the year goes on the look of my blog will slowly transform into a look the best represents me and my artwork.
To start things off, I have a rough sketch of a promotional self portrait that I plan to have tie in with my logo and branding. I'm all about ethereal and surreal elements in art, which has slowly been transforming my work over the past year.
I tried to let loose in this piece and just let my imagination decide what was going to happen.
Feeling pretty excited to get the final drawing going!