Apr 30, 2010

Yeah...About that.

My dear friend there won't be a D.I.Y recycling this week, due to the huge amount of work I have to finish! Among them the book cover, ship the new painting, and the experiments and new products My mother and I been working for the shop( which I need to hurry so we can upload it, because it was supposed to be done a while ago, but is been so slow and we not done yet) Then I have a next project that I can't talk about it yet but I can say, It will involve 26 illustrations (The book cover its sort of a warm up for it :) ). It's been a reallllllllly good month for me, let's hope may it is. Here is just more illustration to share, that will be on the book cover that I will paint today (they seem familiar because I showed then to you yesterday in my sketchbook, but now are into watercolor paper):

Apr 29, 2010

Ecollustration of the week: Finished Piece of Little Red Cap

Sorry for no updating yesterday, since yesterday was day of crazy errands, won't go into detail because overall is boring. Good news, I finished the Little Red Cap piece, and here are some peeks of it. Also I'm creating a book cover our of this, so I created some other bonus sketches, that will be paintings that I will put on the book cover, check it out:

Here's the whole picture:

A close up on Little Red Cap, who has no idea someone is seeing her as lunch:

Then we have the hungry wolf,  shoo  shoo, go eat grandma!:

Here is the extra sketch for the book cover, a front view of Little Red Cap:

And here are the Brother Grimms looking quite grim indeed:

Apr 27, 2010

The Spirit Within

This week ecollustrator can show the spirit within a found object, wether is a sheet of music, a film or a cassette player. I'm talking about  Erika Iris Simmons A.K.A Iri5, a self taught artist who recycles found materials to create amazing portraits that will blow your mind. Now if you happen to have old cassettes, movie film, or any of the items listed on the donation part of her site, Recycle! and donate it to her and it will be given a better purpose than to be trash. Here are some peeks of her work, to see more visit her website @ www.Iri5.com :

Yeah, the Bob Marley is my favorite too.

Apr 26, 2010

Glimpses of a New Painting.

As I said before, I'm in another group show called "Springtime in Grimm's Garden" So I'm doing Little Red Cap. Which I'll start Painting today:

Run Little red cap, run!!!

Apr 21, 2010

D.I.Y Recycling A Simple Bookmark

This is going to be the easiest thing to do: A bookmark. All you need is a bit of cereal box and a string of your choice. Have fun:

1: Cut the size you want your bookmark to be: 

2: If you have a corner cutter, use it since it gives it a nice finish look:

3: Now with a hole puncher, punch the hole:

4: Attach the string or strings of your choice:

5: you are done, you can do anything you want to decorated, here I decided to go with a cut out of " I Heart Reading":

6: See how cool it looks on top of a page:

Have a good rest of the week my friends.

Apr 20, 2010

Ecollustration of the week: Peter Callesen

There's a change in the blog, now tuesdays is the day I will share artists I like, Wednesdays = D.I.Y recycling and Thursday = Ecollustration of the week, since I have no more books from my library to share. I do have my eyes on some books I plan to add to my library ,but I'm waiting till I move to Oregon , I don't want to add more weigh to my packing. Anyway today's artist, I came across actually on my senior year when I was working, cutting and folding paper for a musical box/marble maze I built. Yes, this one:

Peter Callesen is an artist from Denmark, his only mediums are A4 paper and patience of a saint. His work consist of cutouts and folds, some are plain white other colored. He also creates LARGE cut outs and framed ones as well. His work looks so lightweight and clean it glows. Another reason I like them they have a strong sense of storytelling, because it makes you think (or made up) about the story that it portrays in your mind. I like his reason for using the A4 paper "It is probably the most common and consumed media used for carrying information today. This is why we rarely notice the actual materiality of the A4 paper. By taking away all the information and starting from scratch using the blank white A4 paper sheet for my creations, I feel I have found a material that we are all able to relate to, and at the same time the A4 paper sheet is neutral and open to fill with different meaning. The thin white paper gives the paper sculptures a frailty that underlines the tragic and romantic theme of my works."- Peter Callesen.

Here are some of my favorites:



Apr 19, 2010

New Show + I Heart Book covers!

I'm Part of a new group show being held at Liliya Restaurant/Gallery, The theme is "Springtime in Grimm's Garden", I'll be doing " Little Red Cap" (I will post the sketches on friday's Ecollustration. I been dying to make a book cover so I plant o use that same illustration to make a book cover and add it to my portfolio( I'm pretty excited about it). I want to share some of my favorite book covers from other illustrators and designers(Click on their names to take you to their website:

Jessica Hische: 

She is a teacher at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she is teaching a book cover class 
( I'm jelousss, I would love to take a class with her)  here are some of her student's work that she shared in her blog( of course I'm a follower):

(A student of Jessica Hische):

Hope you all enjoyed today's post :)