An assignment for Word and Image wherein we each chose a film to make a poster of. Being a huge fan of Akira Kurasawa and taking any excuse to draw Toshiro Mifune, I ended up choosing Sanjuro. Half the information is still missing from this poster, but I like it better this way, really.
Another assignment from Junior Illustration class— this time doing the cover of OC Weekly, a free periodical in Orange County. The article they wanted an illustration for was pushing for a law to be passed in their region that, basically, could help drug addicts over 18 to recover. It centered around one son and mother in particular, so that’s the subject sitting precariously on the gavel there.
My first stuffed animal! I made it for a friend’s birthday and I’m pretty sure I’ll be making a lot more, because this was really fun to make.
Go here for the free knitting pattern— Sara Elizabeth Kellner has a lot of cool stuffed animal patterns on her Ravelry account, and this is one of them. I made a few modifications— I put wire in the ears to make them poseable, added the little ribbon and flowers, and sewed a pompom onto the back for the tail.
After seeing the jaw-dropping, eye-popping Metropolis again (the anime film screenwritten by Katsuhiro Otomo based on the manga by Osamu Tezuka) I had to have some fun with stylizing figures and faces.