Saturday, October 23, 2010

Dogs and Fleas

Been starting on some more personal work!  The only time-consuming project I have this weekend is to write a screen play, so I figured I'd make some art on my own.  I haven't come up with anything brilliant for the script yet, but thought continuing with some artwork could keep the creative juices flowing.

 I'm making a series of images revolving around African Wild Dogs, but more on that later.  Here's the beginnings of the first one!  Right now it's just inked, but I scanned it in to save it in b/w to possibly use for something else in the future.  I'm going to add some color and environment and whatnot, maybe some text too.

Then there's this lovely work of art!  It was an in-class assignment for Editorial.  We each chose a celebrity to do a caricature of, and had to finish it before class was over.  When we were done, we were asked to drop it into a surprise template.  I did Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers with ink, gouache, acrylic, and a tiny but of watercolor.  Not too bad for a 2-hour assignment!


Tonight at the River Club is the Savannah debut of the Unchained Tour! (Visit for details, all donations help keep local book stores in business!) Tickets are $15 and the show starts at 8 pm.  There will be live music, storytellers, and performers of all sorts, all coming out of a giant bus painted by SIC!  If you really don't want to pay the $15, there's a free after party at the director's apartment at 10:30 pm!  Call or email me for details.


Monday, October 18, 2010

AKAT Illustrations on Blogspot!

Hey everyone!  I'm here back on Blogspot as AKAT/ Arielle Katarina Illustrations.  I've been up to a lot this quarter, but thought I'd give you an update on some pieces I've been working on lately.  These pieces were all for school or SIC.  In September I also worked on painting a bus, pictures will be up soon :)

In the meantime, here's my ad for the American Museum of Natural History/ National Geographic Company.  I had fun drawing dinosaurs again! 

This next one looks even better in person!  The border along the edges has all sorts of nice ink details.  The rest is mostly watercolors, acrylic, and color pencils.  I might add some of the fog elements going on in the foreground to the figure in the background.  Maybe some snorting smog coming from the horse.  We'll see :)

A little painting for the Urban Legends SIC show.  An alligator snapping turtle who lingers in lakes waiting to bite off young men's penises.  Only penises weren't quite appropraite for children who go to the gallery.  So I put in a foot instead.  More to come on this one soon! 

One of four sides of a tissue box I did for my Advertising Illustration class.  I like this side of the box the best!  The assigned theme was tissues for issues (rather than issues for tissues).

I might go back in and put some more ink detailing on this one, but here's an early assignment for my Editorial Illustration class.  This article dealt with insomnia:

So there's just a little taste for now!  I'll keep you guys updated, and will post more projects and personal work as I keep creating!