This is a portfolio assignment in the course by Mike Lowery, “Getting Paid to Draw.” The Assignment was to create icons for a category of our choice. I chose baking since it is a commonly used illustration and is part of the 3X3 Illustration challenge. (In essence, I am killing two proverbial birds with one stone.)
This is my concept idea for a bunny character play set. I love the idea of a little environment in a carry case that a child can take with them. These sort of toys have always fascinated me.
This Illustration is a workshop project which helps me add some extra pieces to my illustration portfolio. The subject is based on a story excerpt by Zoë Tucker. This is my interpretation of the two bunnies going on an adventure in the desert.
For those of you who are curious, the workshop is the “Make Art That Sells Character Bootcamp.” MATS workshops are very intense and not for the faint of heart, that’s for sure. I like that they are challenging and force me to step up my game.
Description: Two bunnies done in desert colors with red rocks in the background. There are tumbleweeds and prairie dogs in the background. The image is low res for the internet. colors are sandy, brick red and pastel purples with earthy greens.
This is a sketch that I did in October, 2016. I don’t think this needs an explanation. But it’s certainly and sadly, looming today.
The second part of the assignment was to create a toy idea for the donut character, Coco Moloko by Zoë Tucker. I started to create a small sculpture and then went back and reread the assignment and it said STUFFED. Drat. I quickly drew this using Procreate and then I proceeded to make a doll which I finished yesterday.
Here is the digital pattern design. I did make a more detailed version for making my doll, but this is the simplified version.
A coconut covered chocolate cake donut. I love coconut donuts.
A wild combination with cherry icing, sprinkles, chocolate chips and cherries on a chocolate cake donut.
Hubby and I were out walking and came upon a tree that looked like it had washed out avocados hanging from it. Turns out, it was a mahogany tree. We were awed at the beauty of the tree and the rarity of its wood.
An older woman gave us cuttings from the tree and told us to root them. She told us how old her tree was. I secretly thanked the tree for the cuttings.
I found one of the pods on the ground and it popped open this afternoon, seeds spilling out.
I’ll try planting the seeds, as well.