Saturday, July 30, 2011

Princess Butterfly- REAL Canadian Kids' Magazine

Here's a couple of spot illustrations I've just completed for REAL: The Canadian Kids' Magazine. The story is called "Princess Butterfly"; it's about a princess who learns a hard lesson about graciousness and not taking anyone for granted.

I'm still in the early stages of learning Photoshop; I realize the colour choices are quite primary, but since the magazine's target audience is Kindergarten to Grade 8, I don't think the kids will mind at all.

Monday, July 4, 2011

MISS MARTIAN by Gerard de la Costa

This past week was Miss Martian week at Spitballin' courtesy of Selena Goulding. The only things I really know about her I learned from the Young Justice cartoon which didn't really amount to much: she has an annoying catchphrase (Helllooo Megan!) and she has the hots for Superboy. Also, she has powers similar to the Martian Manhunter.

I wanted to try something different with this: instead of using the inks to pull everything together, I wanted the colour to define the shapes. To me it looks very "construction paper cutouts" but I think it still works. Getting more comfortable with Photoshop, so that's a plus.