- Kathleen Joyce // I am a Chicago illustrator who works in pen, watercolor, and a format of a digital hybrid.. and most of my work consists of advertising, storyboards, and Children's illustrations. My work is light-hearted and fun... please contact me for work opportunities or just comments!
My Website is kjoyce.net
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
This is for my digital Illustration class/ NAVS (for animals). Not many would know, but I modeled the boy after the kid from Circus Boy who later grew up to be one of the Monkeys. It was a TV show where this kid lived with a circus, I don't know too much else about it. But the theme of this project was "Speak for the Animals" and everyone else has done an ape or some type of animal with a closeup on his mouth, the mouth stitched up, or looking really sad with a closed mouth. I wanted to do a more illustrative approach that could work for a children's book.
I'm also trying something new, a hybrid of traditional and digital media. I was inspired by Corey Godbey and studied his blog to figure out how he got his images. Look him up if you haven't.
I start off with a smooth graphite and digitally color it with and overlay and multiply layer. It's so much faster this way and I still get to work traditionally. And the watercolor textures were done really loosely on cheap bristol paper (im out of paper now) with black ink and then used as a multiply layer.
Graduation coming soon!