Thursday, January 7, 2010
I signed up to contribute to the website IllustrationFriday.com. It invites artists to submit illustrations based on a weekly topic. I like the idea of a larger artist community getting a bunch of drawings together for discussion and networking. So here goes, The topic this week is Renewal. This drawing didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped, the wings are bit wonky, I should have used a reference picture when drawing it. But there are elements that I love about this drawing. Hopefully someone else also enjoys it. It was one of those "I should be sleeping but instead I'm drawing" drawings.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
I came across the design and illustration artist Dong jun Lee who is from Korea, and thought that he has an interesting style. His illustrations are heavily line based with subtle colour schemes. The colours and some of the flow of lines actually feel feminine to me, but the drawings themselves are not, which is a nice contradiction. There is a nice flow of line and an assymetrical balance that carries each drawing well. The white backgrounds and use of white throughout the illustrations make them strong and clean looking. He has illustration, sketch, and design categories, but I found myself more intrigued with his illustrations. In a few pieces, something about the flow of lines feels faintly reminiscent to some aboriginal paintings, though I am doubtful that that was intentional.
Take a look at his work if you're interested, screen shots shown above were taken from his website:
I don't know much about the artist himself, but he was a student at the Ontario College of Art and Design, and currently resides in Korea.
Yesterday was my birthday, and my friends and family made me feel loved and happy yesterday. There was nothing out of the ordinary about this birthday, but it was just nice. Even the weather didn't dampen my birthday spirits (it was a chilling -39 degrees Celcius with the windchill yesterday). Once I finished this drawing I thought to myself about what an odd drawing it really is.