Monday, August 30, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
I had tons of them regarding how much I'd get done this summer!
Five rooms -all under construction (that we're doing ourselves) has not left me a moment for summer illustrating. Instead, I'm surrounded by walls of boxes as they return from our rented storage space to be sorted and ut into place.
I'm boxed in.
The good news is that soon, my daughter's murals will be done and I will finally have a new art room for illustrating, costume design and painting/sculpting!
This sketch is from my spring book dummy and pretty much captures what I'm doing right now.
copyright Angela Lucido 4/2010
It's a race to the finish-the first of September !
Happy Last Breath of Summer, All!-Angela Lucido
Monday, August 23, 2010
While going through a large old portfolio case of artwork in the back of my closet, I recently came across the sketches I did for New Hampshire Healthy Kids. Back in 2007 I illustrated their annual report - the cover and all inside pages... it was a great project and they were wonderful to work with. That year's theme was an amusement park, and for the cover they wanted a rollercoaster and lots of different amusement park scenes going on in the background. I did up 3 sketches for the cover - all very similar, just compositionally different. Thank goodness for tracing paper and my scanner. Take a look!
Friday, August 20, 2010
Anyway, few months ago, I had to design a dragon bobblehead from scratch for Suny College Cortland. Below is my design (created in Illustrator with the company info blurred out):
I thought I'd never see the thing again...until yesterday when a sample showed up at our office! It was soooo weird to see the factory's 3-D translation of my drawing. My coworker helped me hastily take photos of it on her iPhone before we had to ship it out to the customer for approval. I thought I'd share the outcome:
Kind of weird and cool!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
We are getting to the middle of August and into those "dog days" of summer. As a teacher, I am especially aware of the waning days of summer vacation! Still, it's a great time to enjoy fresh corn on the cob, the slightly warmer ocean temperatures, and vine ripened tomatoes!
Thanks to the folks at www.welovetoillustrate.com for this new illustration topic for August. Visit them to add your own "dog days" post.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
I have been testing out colors for a project I am working on. While doing this I got a phone call from my son and I kept painting around my little experiments while I talked with him. I find the process of these so enjoyable and as I may have mentioned previously, my goal is to have my finished work be closer in feeling to my experimental stuff. I think of these painted sketches as warm-ups before I start a project. What do you do as a warm-up?
On another topic, last night I had a meeting with my Smells Like Crayons group. One cool thing about these meetings is that we share pertinent info about the world of illustration. I thought I would share a little gem with you fellow illustrators out there. Michelle told us about The Sketchbook Project. You can enter for $25 and you receive a Moleskine book which you fill according to one of the themes listed on the site. Then your book becomes part of the Brooklyn Art Library's permanent collection with a unique bar code and everything. These sketchbooks get to tour the US and will be exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the country. If you want to do it for this go around, the deadline to submit your completed sketchbook is January 15, 2011. If you decide to do it, it would be great to hear from you!