Sunday, February 28, 2010

Painting shadows

I love Hitchcock's sense of composition, very dynamic. I read that he actually painted shadows on the walls and floor for better compositions. I did a few studies of some of my favorites.

I love how the Golden Gate bridge points to Kim Novak like a dagger. The clouds above her head reflects her emotional turmoil.

Strangers on a train

I think he painted the shadows along the side wall. It helped the composition,

North by Northwest

Went a little looser on this - I haven't seen North by Northwest in a while but just by looking at the image I know it was a moment in the film where Carey Grant felt trapped or conflicted just by the design of the shot. Love how the shadows of trees point back to him. I think this is an instance of Hitchcock painting shadows as they didn't make sense based on the light source.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Quick Study

Had a little down time before lunch and started playing around in illustrator. Had this composition in mind and wanted to play around with the idea of a simple 3 value pattern. Also playing with the idea of creating fo cal point with value and temperature and the idea of including transition.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

L.A. Landscapes

Two of these were done at Eaton Canyon, the swoopy tree was in my back yard and the palm tree one was at the corner of Eagle Rock Blvd and Colorado when I was out getting coffee today.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Yearbook pictures are awkward

They mostly come out at night.... mostly


Some more stuff I finished up at work recently. All of these are printed and living out in the big wide world. Some activity sheets.

A kids placemat

and a french customs and phrase guide and sandwich bag.
Learned a lot about food product printing from that one.


For anyone wondering why my illustration website is "Under Construction". My website was hacked... a hacker inserted a "you've been hacked" index page onto my server. I believe they got in through my old blog. I've killed it and I've taken my site down for the time being until I clear it out. I think this was fate's way of  telling me to update my site. ALRIGHT ALREADY!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Day Job

Been really busy at work lately. This is a presentation box I designed recently.