I got my work on the cover of the Weekend Post today!
This started off as homework for my editorial illustration class taught by Kagan Mcleod. I had been thinking of challenging myself with reconceptualizing a previous illustration for weeks leading up to when the project was assigned. I wanted to see if I could do so with the image I was most well known for. I knew it would’ve been a tough one to do since most including myself often have the phrase, “the original is better” running through my head when I see something like this attempted.
The theme that we were instructed to illustrate was ‘spring books’.
I actually thought that this would’ve been a breeze, but I was proven otherwise. I spent three times longer on this piece then I did on the original! The amount of sleep I lost stressing about it was uncalled for. I was able to attain my goal though: I was able to finish homework.
Above you can see some buddies of mine (Stephanie Cardoso, Jessica Cheng, Izzy Stanic, Regina Ying, Evan Do and Jacqueline Lai) who OBVIOUSLY were casually wondering through the grocery store and HAPPENED to have found my work on the cover.
Earlier this year my illustration peers and I here at Sheridan College were assigned to make portraits to be incorporated in our upcoming graduation show on April 10th. Each were given a word in which we had to interpret and base our portraits off of. I gots (not a spelling error) unfocused.
You can check out (part of) my portrait in action here: www.sheridanillustration.ca