Friday, February 26, 2010

Illustrations for Notes from the Deanery

I was asked to create three illustrations for Rick Court's blog. One header image and two smaller spot images. These images are based on the post titled "Introductions".

In this post Rick talks a lot about his past and how he got to where he is today. My header image is based on the section where he is talking about working in the blast furnaces at Dofasco. It shows a furnace with fire coming out of it, as well as a bunch of words that start with H. Rick said this job was horrible so I put that coming out of the furnace. Every other word I thought of started with H, so I thought I'd stick with this pattern..

On the right here is one of my spot images, the first image I finished. It is based on the part where Rick talks about the farm burning where the chestnut tree stood. This is a vector I made, based on the flammable warning label. It's simple and a symbol of his childhood being destroyed..
The image placement in this blog is an example of how the spot images would be placed on Rick's blog.

My third and final image, on the left here, comes from the part where Rick states, "Apparently wearing a tie to work was more important than making money." I thought what that would be like, I thought I could make a funny image in a work setting. Then I just thought of many ridiculous things that someone could wear as a tie, and an alligator was one of those things. Just a quick ink drawing of a simple character wearing an alligator as a tie.
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