Monday, December 21, 2009

Trading in Lines for Shapes

This entire past semester I've been working to find how my brain works when creating images and what realm or medium I work best in. What I've discovered is that I work best through the use of shape and subtraction. For a period of time all of my images were made and sketched in cut paper. Then I would bring the cut paper images into illustrator. This naturally took a lot of time. Time I didn't have this past semester. So I started to draw with shape in illustrator like I did with scissors and cut paper. Starting with a large shape and a value structure in mind and then adding other shapes and cutting away with line. The characters below are example of my first try at this. I hope you like them!

This last image here was a card a I made and I actually sketched out the composition and the trailer in cut paper first. Then I brought it into illustrator.


  1. soooo good. I love the guy bowling. His legs are so little!

  2. Why doesn't our money actually look like that? Nice work!