Sunday, May 1, 2011

The home stretch...

So, it's about a week until I walk at graduation.

... I'm going to let that sink in a little more.

Needless to say, I'm having some mixed emotions. Sure, I'm feeling the rush of adrenaline -- I'm waiting on the edge of the plank to take the final plunge into adult life ... But at the same time, I have grown so attached to my graduating class! Not to mention I've been in school for about 14 years. It's time to whip out the individual thoughts and find my direction. I'm definitely excited to get going on my OWN art and projects. It's going to feel really, really good.

Emotional turmoil aside, this is an excuse to post some of my work from Illustration Thesis class. It's not thesis (a post about that will follow shortly), but I had a lot of fun creating the work, so I'm going to throw it up on here, anyway.

Our assignment was to create illustrations for two playing cards. Each card was drawn pretty much at random, but I ended up trading one of mine to get a little more variety. After counting up our entire class (and a few teachers, to boot!) we got a whole deck of cards covered. We're getting them printed to make a little commemorative token of our graduating class. Oh, it's bringing tears to my eyes already! Sob.

Here's the first card -- the Two of Spades. 

Poor little deer girl. At least she seems rather nonchalant about her situation. 

Card number two -- The Four of Hearts.

Had a lot of fun with this one. Successfully combines my love for foxes, hair, and squeezy droplets.

It was a great way to end the year. I loved being able to let loose and have fun making some quick, simple illustrations. 

Now, what's a great way to end this post? Sleep. I think I've given myself a false sense of accomplishment from posting two pieces of art. Ah, well. I think I deserve to go to bed, now. Right? 

... Right? 

Until next time, all. Guten nacht. 

1 comment:

  1. Lilly! These are so beautiful! I love the intricate lines you put everywhere, and the playful yet natural color palettes. Ahh! I'm so glad you're blogging again. I can't wait for you to post about your thesis.

    Man, this is really going to motivate me to step up the quality of my own blog. The prevalence of rough pencil scans is starting to bug me.

    Hey, we should do art trades or some kind of collaborative project sometime, now that we'll both soon be Non-Students. I miss you! And your art just impresses me so much. Always has. <3