First Published Work, Diploma & More

About a month ago my client sent me a copy of the magazine that I illustrated for, my first published work! I was really flattered they took the time to send me a copy as I’ve heard that practically no one does this anymore.

Here are the spots I did. They ended up not using the geese (my favorite) and replaced it with a frog. In the actual magazine the spots are only about a square inch and are scattered around a map with information on the animal. I couldn’t have asked for a better first job. Everyone was so great and easy to work with and I love drawing animals so it was perfect.

In other news, I finally got my degree (aka the most expensive piece of artwork I will ever own) in the mail. I have to admit it was kind of underwhelming, it almost looks like I could have printed it off at home from my printer. Oh well, live and learn.

My degree!

Here’s a little something I’ve been working on:

I’ve been itching to draw a Predator for ages. I am a huge fan of the franchise, I’ve read a lot of the comics, seen all the movies and I was first in line when Predators came out :) I started this as a silly doodle when I was working on my graduate show art but now I can give it some more attention.

I started this as a sketch that I did a lot of rendering on but I found it a bit bland so I spontaneously grabbed some leftover oil paint and splattered it on the image. Her face got a bit skewed but I like how the colours came out. In the sketch it was more evident that she’s wearing an eye patch and has a half shaved head. I think I might have to draw her again.