Thursday, October 30, 2008

Article Illustration

Here is an illustration I just did for class based on an article that was recently posted in the International Herald Tribune. The article is about American astronauts in Russia and can be found here. The major theme I tried to depict in this illustration was the fact that even though the U.S. and Russian astronauts are presently standing shoulder to shoulder, they still don't see eye to eye. One party is uneasy about their new alliance and the other is still skeptical of the other. So I though it would be kind of fun to give the whole piece cold war. overtones. There are corrections that need to be made. eg. the U.S flag, but for now here it is.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Celebrity illustration/ caricature

We were instructed to choose a movie currently in the theaters or one that will be released shortly and make a caricature or illustration depicting the main star of the film in the appropriate context. I went the traditional illustration route and chose Jamie Foxx as my star in the movie The Soloist. The Soloist is a true story based on the life of Nathaniel Ayers (Foxx), a musical prodigy that studied at Julliard, whose life fell apart after he developed schizophrenia. He subsequently becomes homeless in LA, however the movie centers around the friendship that develops between Ayers and the journalist, Steve Lopez. The movie is set to hit theaters in November and promises to be pretty good as Foxx is pretty good at doing biopic type movies like Ray, which I really enjoyed.