Friday, July 29, 2011

Experimental Work | Large Scale Drawing & Painting

These experimental life drawings and paintings were done in my third year in the Illustration program at Sheridan College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning. I loved the approaches and techniques I used within' this course and applied many of the textural elements in later works. I never got around to posting them due to their large size. (some as large as 55" x 40")

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Fourth Year Illustration | Process Journal

During fourth year Illustration at Sheridan College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, I kept up a process journal where I drew anything I could think of at certain moments, and wrote many notes and inspiring lyrics. It was a fun way to experiment and let loose.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Watercolour Painting In Italy

Here are some of the paintings I created during my stay in Italy.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Painted Textile Illustration

Finished painting the textile illustration I posted previously. I had the idea of creating a background texture with coffee stains to connect with the cappuccino and caffe latte symbols in the pattern.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Fashion Illustration | Lookbook & Catalogue Design for Banana Republic

During my final year of the Illustration degree program at Sheridan, I took it upon myself to use a great deal of the skill I learned during my internship at Snoflake Fashion and Futurstate, and create a lookbook and catalogue for the clothing company Banana Republic, owned by Gap Inc.

I chose this as I am a big fan of their pieces and interior store aesthetic. I love the branding of the company, but I chose to tackle re-branding the company for a specific season. I created this project in the Visual Narrative course during second semester. In doing this I was able to keep my thesis cohesive, while branching off into another direction of fashion: design.

For this project I designed a new logotype, contrasting the fine and refined with the rough and rugged. I loved this contrast, especially the earthy feel of the backgrounds and logotype, tying it in to the travel-like amazonian aesthetic the brand first started out as.

I created technical flats, garment narratives, traditional fashion illustrations representing characters for certain garments, as well as hangtag and shopping bag design.

This lookbook/catalogue was printed and bound and available to flip through during the 2011 Sheridan Illustration grad show in April. The physical size is 8" x 6".

Fashion Illustration | Flat Sketches

I created many technical flat illustrations for the Toronto fashion studio Futurstate in summer of 2010. It was a great experience and I learned so much through researching flat sketches and the fashion industry as a whole. It also gave me the opportunity to to hone my Adobe Illustrator skills and become very confident in my use of the program.

Here is a sample of a handful of flat sketches I created:

Monday, July 11, 2011

Fashion Illustration | Textile Design

I've been doing a lot of sketching lately, trying to come up with some textile designs. I decided to go with this one and made this refined sketch. The inspiration was from my recent trip to Italy. Time to paint!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Beyoncé | 4 (Logotype + Cover Re-Design)

I recently bought the album '4' by Beyoncé and love the cover of the regular edition of the CD. I started thinking though, that the cover didn't really fit with the entirety of the music from the album, only the last track: Run The World (Girls). The album is mostly ballads which I love, and sets it apart from a lot of music circulating amongst the mainstream market currently. There is no auto-tune and the majority of the music is stripped down with a very 80's feel.

Because of these things, I chose to create my own logotype for the album, as well as a cover more suited to the type of music presented in the album. My favorites from these four are the first two. They have a classy flair to them, at the same time remaining unique so her direction in music for this particular record can be seen.