illustrations

Illustrations tell a story, sometimes accompanied with text and at other times standing alone visually. What I love about illustrations is that there are a multitude of tools that can be used to achieve the end result. Below are some examples of mixed media illustrations for varied purposes.

 

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This illustration of Samson was done for a possible graphic novel. The piece was first sketched out in light pencil. Then with a fine pen I drew over what I wanted to keep and erased the areas that no longer were needed. Next, I took a larger brushed pen and accented the areas that I wanted to emphasize. Finally, taking a white colored pencil, I highlighted the areas that were getting hit with light. The gray paper was great as a mid tone, allowing me to accent boldly with black and white.
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Many of the illustrations I do are created with pencil, pen and ink, colored pencil, marker, paint and in some cases digital pen in PhotoShop.
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Some illustrations, such as this one are created for large run prints. This design was meant for an all-over garment print.

 

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Here is an illustration done in Photoshop, with a digital pen. First, I hand drew the tree with pencil and paper. Then, after scanning the sketch, I added the photo portraits and added shading and light digitally.
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