Monday, June 20, 2016

TO MOVE WITH PURPOSE

I've been struggling to manage my health since February. It's been one ailment after another, continuous effects from chronic Lyme disease. It's been nearly 6 years since I first got sick. I am overwhelmed with the unknown of it all. 

I want to move with purpose but right now I am drifting.
I don't know what I want to do. 
I don't know where I'm trying to go. 
I don't know that I have it in me to figure it out right now.

Right now feels like forever. 
Right now is hard. 

So I will keep floating and enjoy the clouds as they pass overhead. 




Monday, June 13, 2016

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Friday, June 10, 2016

WIP: ZOOTOPIA FAN POSTER

I'm working on another fan art movie poster, this time for Zootopia. My husband and I adore the movie and would love to hang a poster for it on the wall.

At this point this image is just a Photoshopped collage sketch---I haven't drawn the characters myself yet. I start by pulling the individual images I want off the internet, moving the pieces around, scaling, cropping, adding some of my own design elements, selecting a color palette, converting the images to flatter blocks of color within that palette, and quickly painting things in to connect all the pieces. It's a few hours worth of thinking through the design, and it's a very different method than drawing from scratch. Still need to condense the number of colors and simplify the shapes. But I'm happy with this start. More to come!


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

WIP: CONTACT FAN POSTER

For a while now, I've REALLY wanted to dive into making silkscreened alternative movie posters for fun. (I mean someday I would love to run commissions for my own posters but let's not get ahead of myself...)

I had started in on my design for a Practical Magic poster last year and while that is definitely still on the TO-DO LIST, I've bumped Contact up to the top because it's a simpler idea that will let me figure out technique without getting caught up in details. 

So here is my crude sketch and quick color study. I narrowed it down to 8 colors, and if I used purple paper I could get it down to 7 printed colors. I was figuring out if I want more or less around Ellie, and threw Palmer in there, but have decided to leave it just Ellie.