So I made some art recently, and I decided to share it on my blog! It started out as a virtual reality inspired drawing, but the end result differs a lot from my original idea. I’m not completely happy with the way it turned out (I may have gone a little crazy with the colours), but it took a long time to make and also I really needed something to post 🙂 (school has been crazy lately, with teachers handing out big important assignments you are expected to finish the next day and such) (seriously though, is that even aloud?).
That was it for today!
I decided to make a drawing, and this is the final result! It’s a dinosaur morphing out of a book, and the writing on the page is a quote from the book ‘I Capture the Castle’. The quote is: ‘But I have noticed that when things happen in one’s imaginings, they never happen in one’s life.’ I hope you guys enjoy this post, even though it’s a little different from what a usually do.
P.S Sorry for the crappy scan, I haven’t figured out how to use the scan/fax/print hybrid machine my dad bought yet.
A few days ago writingbolt suggested to redesign the cover of a good book who looks worse than the story deserves. I loved the idea and couldn’t wait to get started, I chose to redesign the dutch book ‘Julia’s reis’ (Julia’s Journey) by Finn Zetterholm.
Julia’s reis was my favorite book when I was eleven, it is a kind of educational book about art (But not the boring kind). One of my favorite things about the book is that Julia gets to meet and talk with many famous artists. The book is about a girl, Julia, who loves art. When she goes to the museum with her grandpa one day, she accidentally touches a painting and goes 400 years back in time, to when the painting was made. I don’t like the cover because it makes the book look extremely boring and not exciting (and I really do not like yellow and red together).
First I sketched some lines, just to decide the proportions.
Then I dipped my crown pen in some ink to write the title and draw a silhouette.
After that I Colored the drawing in with blue pencils.
Lastly I cut some picture frames out of wrapping paper and placed them around the silhouette
Let me know in the comments which one you liked best and if I should re-create more book covers.