Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tribute to Pernille Orum

The theme for this next piece was "Novelty". Our assignment was to try to imitate the style of a favorite artist. An artist who really inspires me is Pernille Orum. She is an amazing illustrator from Denmark--here is a link to her site if you want to check out her work http://drawings.pernilleoe.dk/

Here is my version of "Novelty" in Pernille Orum's style. In her work, she uses a lot of purples and pinks in her shadows which I love! She also has a unique way of stylizing her characters, that as I tried to imitate her found hard to replicate. I love how she designs hair also, and tried to bring that over into this piece.


Saturday, September 20, 2014


This past weeks theme was "Money" for Illustration Friday. I was thinking along the lines of people who come from money, and people who don't...and this is what I came up with!

Thursday, September 11, 2014


This weeks theme for my digital painting class was "Radio". We had to do the assignment as a high key painting, meaning that all the values need to be on the light half of the value scale. You can have some spots that are a little darker, but for the most part everything needs to be really light.

When I started this assignment I had a great idea for color in my head... but I didn't know it was supposed to be high key. Here is the version I thought of at the beginning (not high key :) )

and here is the high key version....
Which do you like better?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Tin Man

So I am taking a digital painting class from Jim Madsen--who is an AMAZING artist! We are so lucky to have him teaching at our school. If you want to see his work, here is a link to his blog http://jimmadsen.blogspot.com/

Each week in our class we are to illustrate that weeks work on IllustrationFriday.com.

This week, the word was "Tin Man"

Here is mine :)