Thursday, 23 October 2008

Free Shipping from My Bubblesite

RedBubble is having a promotion until October 30th.

Free standard shipping when you use the coupon code: friendsandfamily
(Free Shipping coupons expire 23:59 October 30 (GMT), and are only available for the standard shipping option.)

Go check out my Bubblesite. Now is a great time to buy prints :)

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Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Red and the Woodsman: The Completed Special

Here is the completed 2008 Hallowe'en special for Green Corner, featuring Aena dressed as "Red" and Barudo dressed as the Woodsman, of Red Riding Hood.

Total time was 13 hours, 57 minutes (Illustrator began to slow down about halfway through)

A 1440 x 900 desktop version is available for download from the Midori Forest group. If you'd like another size, please request with your screen dimensions in pixels.

Prints are available on my Bubblesite.

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Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Red and the Woodsman: Part 2

I've continued working on the latest Green Corner special.

I did try beginning the background another way before, but I scrapped it and took some photos outside for inspiration. I will be uploading the photos I took to my Flickr account soon.

The grasses, sand patches, and the patches of leaves are all symbols that came with Illustrator (under "nature"). I added a stroke to some of the leaves and changed that symbol's colours; but the others were only coloured, not edited. The trees are from Bittbox (you can download the vectors here).

I'm nearly done shading the figures now, aside from a few things for Barudo and other minor adjustments. As this picture gets more detailed, Illustrator's response time is slowing, so it's taking a little longer to continue the work. I won't be listing the time it took to get to this point from the line work, but I will post the total time once the image is complete.

I'm very happy with how this image is progressing, and I look forward to finishing it. It will definitely be available in my RedBubble store when complete. There isn't much there at the moment, as I'm working on formatting more artwork to add. But if you want some Hallowe'en cards of Aena in her witch costume, that is available.

Please let me know if you have any comments or constructive criticism to share. I'm almost done with this piece, so this is the best time to let me know if you find something awkward.

Hope you like it so far.

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Friday, 17 October 2008

Hallowe'en Special: Red and the Woodsman

Here's my initial line work for the latest Green Corner special in progress. I'm using a more natural style for this special, but the comic has more of a manga influence.

Aena is dressed as Red Riding Hood, Barudo is playing the Woodsman. Line work for Aena took 2 hours, 43.5 minutes (mainly because of the detail), and 2 hours 14 minutes for Barudo. I usually use less detail for the hair and clothing in the comic because it's too time-consuming, but I can add more detail in the specials.

I have some minor edits to make to Barudo, but the line work is pretty much set. I will probably show a shirtless version of Barudo later, as I did draw his muscles underneath the shirt. I'll be starting on the colouring and the background next.

Hope you like it so far.

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Friday, 3 October 2008

Green Corner: Page 11

Green Corner has been updated.

Completed page eleven is now published. Progress images for page ten and avatars for page eleven added to the image gallery.

Don't forget to use the voting links on the main page to show your support. (voting incentives are progress images from page eleven)

Thanks and enjoy the page!

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Hi! My name is Emily.

Welcome to my art blog. I am an independent graphic designer and illustrator from the Toronto area. I create print and web solutions for a variety of businesses and individuals with a personal touch and conscientious approach.

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