Sunday, October 25, 2009

My Solution

This is the final result of my "bad illustration" makeover from my previous blog post (

I'd like to say that I'm a designer... but I still have a lot to go when it comes to layout and composition. This I will admit to.
This being said, I like the way that the illustration itself turned out.

(Digital sketch, Photoshop and Illustrator

Friday, October 16, 2009

Bad Illustration?

We've seen them before. In ads, in editorials, in newspapers. I don't know about you, but I've seen some of these bad illustrations and thought to myself "I could do a better job".

I'm no Peter De Seve, but I've been growing... so this weeks digital illustration assignment is to choose a "bad" illustration and recreate it as if we had been chosen to do the job.

I had picked a couple of things I'd seen around the mall and in magazines. That was until I went to the store last night and walked down the cereal isle.

This monstrosity hit me in the face. I couldn't believe that a company as large as General Mills would allow this to be printed.

These are some of my rough sketches trying to get a feel for both sketching in digital format (something that is relatively new for me) and the type of character I want to portray.
I'm fairly sure that I want to keep a sort of retro feel for the illustration. So I'll probably go for either the kid or the woman... but there are still plenty of ideas. After I narrow that down, I'll have to decide if I'm going to use multiple applications or mix traditional media...