Monday, February 21, 2011

IF "Sweater"

Once again, here are some examples of what students came up with for the Illustration Friday challenge for the word, "Sweater." This word really seems to have inspired the group - we got so many great solutions!

Sweater [Swagger Like Us]

Above: "People often comment on the sweaters I wear. I always tell them who my #1 sweater inspiration is. … I got it from my Cosby. And he definitely approves." ~ Samille Elliston

IF: Sweater

Above: "Be ever so careful when you take what you need. Illustrated with a Wacom tablet in Photoshop, using the brush tool and my own photography for some effects." ~ Ange Blomberg

6 Sweater

Above: "Sweaters are boring. I didn't want to draw a sweater. Looking to music for inspiration, it came to me: The Sweater Song by Weezer!! Laying down a blue colour similar to their Blue album I started drawing up my 2 colour version of Rivers Cuomo (the lead singer/guitarist) and this is the result!" ~ Nick Stirling


Above: "I had a few ideas for the word sweater but I decided to go with a drawing of an Icanhazcheeseburger image. The image had the words "my gramma madez it" before." ~ Rachael Patterson


Above: "Won't You Be My Neighbour?" ~ Steve Skedden

Illustration Friday: Sweater

Above: "I was inspired to create this illustration when I thought about the funny gifts kids get from older relatives." ~ Jenna Bardecki


Above: "Please leave all overcoats, canes, and top hats with the doorman;
from that moment, you'll be out of place and underdressed." What's so bad about standing out?"
~ Amelia Chiarelli

illustration Friday: Sweater

Above: "It seems like once a famous person wears a certain article of clothing that would otherwise be considered ugly, tacky or uncool is instantly wanted by everyone." ~ Brian Kountourogiannis

IllustrationFriday_Sweater Girl

Above: "Actress Lana Turner. Known as one of the first "Sweater Girls". She is wearing a short-sleeved sweater in this image." ~ Ally Flynn


Above: "This week's Illustration Friday was for the word 'sweater', and I decided to do it about something that means something to me. Everything on the sweater is something that people use to hide their own insecurities, but it's a fact that they all wind up causing problems for you and the people around you. I myself am a repeat offender to some of these (who can say they aren't, really) but lately I've been trying to change. Hense, the little tagline I decided goes with this picture 'That sweater wont keep you warm forever'." ~ Tom Pepper

Sunday, February 20, 2011

IF "Dusty"

Oops! I forgot to post some examples of student work for the Illustration Friday word "dusty." Here are a few I thought turned out pretty good!

Illustration Friday... dusty at your service

Above: "When I first thought of the word dusty I thought of a name and then thought of the type of place a person named "Dusty" might live or work." ~ Jenna Bardecki


Above: WWE Legend - Dusty Rhodes ~ Steve Skedden


Above: "This is Dusty... he sits in an old dusty house awaiting his long lost love bunny to return home. He doesnt understand that she was picked up by a vacuum cleaner and isn't coming back." ~ Courtney Pascoe

Thursday, February 17, 2011

International Women's Day Posters

Our first major assignment of the fourth semester. Each student had to research one woman - a famous person or someone with whom the student has a personal connection - then design and illustrate a poster for this year's centenary celebration of International Women's Day. The best ten designs will be selected by a jury of Graphic Design faculty members. Those ten designs will be printed in multiple copies and be displayed at all of Mohawk College's campuses in time for International Women's Day!


Designed by Samille Elliston

Text Blondie no border

Designed by Nick Stirling


Designed by Ally Flynn


Designed by Ange Blomberg


Designed by Lynn Greer


Designed by Ashley Demers

AshleyI_IWD Poster

Designed by Ashley Ince

IWD Poster_FINAL!_1

Designed by Christie Hoeksema


Designed by Brian Kountourogiannis


Designed by Lyndsey Rondeau


Designed by Derek Lavoie


Designed by Vy Pham


Designed by Courtney Pascoe


Designed by Sophia Polermo

Princess Diana

Designed by Steve Skedden

International Woman's Day - Marilyn Monroe

Designed by Ashlee Lloyd

100th international women's day poster

Designed by Amber Matheson

joan of arc

Designed by Tom Pepper

International Women's Day: Laura Secord

Designed by Gabe Nikota


Designed by Chev Brown


Designed by Todd Miles

International Women's Day

Designed by Jackie V Long


Designed by Rachael L Patterson


Designed by Ziying Li


Designed by Mike Mystyk


Designed by Jenna Bardecki

Sunday, February 13, 2011

IF "Surrender"

Here's a sampling of what some of our group came up with for the word, "Surrender" for this week's Illustration Friday...

Surrender - Illustration Friday

"I always hate when I have 'art' block, because it make me feel like I surrender to the homework." ~ Christie Hoeksema


"We have you surrounded. Done in Photoshop and Illustrator with a Wacom Intuos 4." ~ Todd Miles

IF- Surrender

"Surrender" ~ Gabi Fortin Smith


"My illustration this week was inspired by Elvis Presley's song 'Surrender', so I did a new cover for his single." ~ Tom Pepper

Self-Promo Postcards

A carry-over project from last semester's Promotional Illustrations course, students created self-promo postcards. The front of each card had to be full colour and painted in acrylics. Here are a few I had a chance to scan.

 (and I hope we can add some more during the semester).

Saturday, February 12, 2011

IF "Chicken"

This time around the Illustration Friday word was "Chicken." Here are few of the pieces that turned out great!


Above: "They always have backup. Inspired by the Legend of Zelda series, done in Adobe Photoshop CS4 with a Wacom Intuos 4 tablet." ~ Todd Miles


Above: "If there's one thing I'm chicken of, its probably sharing what I'm really thinking." ~ Tom Pepper

Playing Chicken

Above: "When I was a wee lad, my friends and I would go to the park and play chicken on our bikes. It didn't take long before we realized we were all chickens!" ~ Derek Lavoie


"Cropped Chicken" ~ Ally Flynn


Above: "I can haz chikn nuggtz plz?" Sketched with pencil, inked with both fine-tip and broad-tip sharpie markers. Character design belongs to me. ~ Catherine Venema