Watercolour from my visual diary
Watercolour by Ariana Ross
Work by Ariana Ross
A poster I designed for the sci-fi/horror classic, Alien. My inspiration for this design is rooted in other film posters of the same era that utilised illustration in their designs rather than photographs. These were were often titillating and visceral, presenting surreal tableaus straddling a fine line between sex and violence, and I wanted toContinue reading “In space, no one can hear you scream.”
For my subject on illustration, I had to illustrate the covers for 3 Penguin Classics books of my choosing, combining some stylistic elements of my two previously emulated illustrators, Shel Silverstein and Miguel Calatayud. For my illustration, I chose to depict a woman in aristocratic attire. The woman has been depicted without facial features, andContinue reading “Illustrated Book Covers.”
Continuing on my illustration unit, I had to do a further seven illustrations emulating pop artist Miguel Calatayud. This time, as with the Shel Silverstein unit, I had to take two separate elements from Calatayud’s work and combine them in to something new.
For my next illustration assessment I was tasked with repeating the previous assessment utilising a different illustrator. I’m still not that confident in my drawing abilities so I didn’t want to tackle anything too complex. What I did want to explore was colour and shading, as my Shel Silverstein illustrations were very simple and sparse.Continue reading “Miguel Calatayud, Part One”
The second part of this assignment was to take two of Silverstein’s illustrations and combine them in to a new, separate piece. This was to get us accustomed to the style of the artists we are emulating.
We are studying illustration at college this semester. I love illustration, but I’m not the strongest drawer, so this was a great opportunity to hone up my skills. I think it’s a great medium for communication that really resonates with me. When I was a kid, I was a huge fan of Charles MContinue reading “Shel Silverstein, Part One”