I didn't want to draw some complicated yoga pose for the poster, because seeing those doesn't make me want to do yoga; they make me think that I should NEVER go to yoga. So I decided to focus on a relaxing pose in a serene place.
When I was sketching, I came up with the idea of a girl sitting under a waterfall and the water streams doubling as her hair:
Then I built it up in illustrator in b & w:
Then I fiddled with the colors, an arduous process for me.
Once I was happy with them, I added text:
My coworker, Renee, pointed out that the browns and the pinks were the only warm parts, so the girl would stand out more if I cooled the browns down. Renee was so right. I imported into photoshop, put a soft light purple layer over the whole thing, and added some textures. And voila:
I'm pretty happy with it, whether or not I get hired, and doing this reminded me that I always get better results when i start with a hand sketch.
For my narrative class this semester we illustrated Peter Pan.
There are just too many interpretations of Peter, and I didn't want to add to them.
I figured the story was well enough known that the hook would be a
recognizable symbol, and simple to paint.
For the back cover, I drew some crocodile skin because
it's related to Hook and because their scales are COOL-looking.
(Started with sketches on these, too)
Here's the lettering on the spine, which I created from a sketch Kyle did:
And here's the inside leaf:
Also, we had to do sketches for interior illustrations (aka we never rendered them) and here are a few of my favorites. (You can view them all here)