Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Golden Eagle Mother

I love birds, and only recently found it a bit odd that I didn't have very many illustrations of them. So I've decided to create a series of them, starting with the ruthless Golden Eagle. I liked the idea of how the stronger child would push the weaker one out of the nest in order to ensure their own survival, and thought it would be nice to apply it in the illustration. I liked the outstretched wing in the first sketch, but then it seemed as if the mother was saying "ta-daa natural selection at work!" so I thought it best to make her "hands" full.
 A quick, reverted tracing paper sketches before I transferred it to the watercolor paper.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Tomato Automotive Advertisment 2013

 Every year I design a 2-page spread advertising my dad's business in the Korean Yellow Pages. It's not the best thing in the world, but it definitely gives me the opportunity to see my level of improvement from year to year, and I'm definitely come to learn that becoming a mature, professional artist doesn't only mean having freakishly great technique, but knowing how and when to simplify the composition to the essentials without sacrificing the richness of the idea. Now, I obviously haven't fully realized all of that yet, but comparing the old ads I did in the past two years to this one, I can tell I'm getting better at not overcomplicating my ideas, which is pretty pleasing.