Wednesday, November 30, 2011
This was an old logo I did for myself when I was identifying as the Cake Maggician. It was a name bestowed upon me by my friend Asahina Yuzu during my time in Japan. We (the study abroad gang) had gone to a Japanese liquor store and found these cute little liquor bottles with bunnies on them. The only thing we could read was the flavor and the name of the brand "Kekki Majiku." There was white currant, strawberry, grape, etc. Tons of tasty flavors, and cheap too! It wasn't until later that we realized, it was actually cooking liquor. Yuzu would make fun us when he saw what we did and he started calling me the Cake Magician.
He even drew me this lovely parting gift, of an astronaut walking the horizon with sparkles and bubbles following in her wake. There was also a portrait of me, done with extreme precision. I have never seen someone stipple as well as Yuzu.
I will upload his drawing later. But this logo was done as a nod to my Japan days and the incredible experience I had with everyone. It was a Wonderful World of Golden Eggs.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Made this card for a coworkers birthday, Sarah. She's a huuugee bunny fan, so most of the artists in the office drew bunnies for her birthday card. I decided to go the same route with an food coma-ed bun napping off the vestiges of his nomming. Trying to use Photoshop painting wherever I can for the practice. I still need to work on cleaner lines, better color theory, lighting. Okay, the whole shebang really. Anyways, I also include the original sketch that I scanned in and painted on top of for reference.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wow. It's been a long time.... I was messing around with Photoshop tonight and did a really quick sketch of a landscape. Trying to practice laying down big swaths of color first and then layering on the rest. I know it's very rudimentary and amateur, but hey, that's what practice is for. I'm going to try and keep layering on top of this initial sketch and see where it takes me. I have this nasty habit of doing initial sketches and throwing them away because they're not good enough, but what I really should be doing, is to just keep improving upon the same sketch until I've exhausted the potential. Learning how to improvise is important.
So hopefully... I'll be back soon with another pass :)
Posted by Maggie Tran at 12:02 AM