Anna & Étienne Wedding Invites by Estudio Menta
I’ve been getting into embroidery lately and I’ve been particularly drawn to the bright colors of Mexican embroidery (I’m all for a culture that celebrates color!). I think it’s very rare for weddings to have bright color palettes; this shows that brights can work!
Miss Ideas by Victoria Fernandez
These illustrations were made for a DIY Internet show. There is a 1970’s sort of feel to these illustrations. My favorite frame is the bottom left one. I like the use of lines and the vintage vignette vibe.
Graphical Carnaval by INK Studio
I wish my halloween masks were this epic back in grade school. I love love love paper art! I particularly like how clean and put together these pieces look like.
Poster by Rafael Mayani
I like the use of the rope in this Bon Iver poster. However, the flatness of the boat and the oars seems disconnected from the whole painting. I’m guessing that this is a made up poster (hence the funny “probably never” under Mexico City). I like the overall feel and style of the poster.
Week 13 Response
Here’s my logo! Back in high school, I’d just draw a little folded airplane on the corner of projects and pub mats people would have me make - I wanted to have a signature but I didn’t want to be kapal and put my name on everything. The paper airplane was simple, geometric, and easy to draw. It is a symbol for how something so seemingly ordinary (like a blank sheet of paper) can be changed into something that can reach greater heights. Instead of having the plane face north east like it usually does, I made it face north so it would resemble the letter A.
Full Moon by Yumi Sakugawa
The choice of circles as comic panels in this piece is an interesting choice. Keeping in mind that the poem is titled “Full Moon,
the repetition of the circles makes sense. I think that the comparison of toenails and the crescent moon is a cheeky way to have the illustrations in the poem come into a closing of the cycle.
The Beach by Raphaelle Martin
I like that the artist compiled all these different mini scenes of beach goers into one condensed beach scene. You can see sun bathers, couples on dates, and families with all their beach equipment. And, although a lot of skin had to be painted here, she injected enough color so that the skin tones wouldn’t eclipse the rest of the painting.
Madrid Skyline by Sara Olmos
I love the detailed vibe of this piece despite the overall look still not being realistic. I’ve always had trouble illustrating landscapes; I find that I don’t have enough patience and my hands are too shaky for all those straight lines. This piece is well balanced in terms of composition and color.
Book Cover by Yeji Yun
I remember reading The Old Man and the Sea when I was in grade three - my grandfather’s tattered copy with its gray wood-patterned background and simple text is far from this redesigned cover. Maybe the nine year old me wouldn’t have kept the classic hidden in her bag if this were the cover! I like the odd color combination and the patches of blue as the sea.
Milky Way by Kir Rostovsky
I had no idea that ironing milk would give this effect. I’ve heard of people dyeing with and painting with coffee but this was totally new to me. I don’t think I’d have the patience to create something like this. I like how the milk gives an effect that’s similar to painting with watercolors.