Mar 6, 2013

Pecha Kucha Night 11

I was asked to make the poster for Pecha Kucha Night by friend Logan Alexander. Pecha Kucha Night is a gathering where creatives get together and share ideas. I was told I could do whatever I want which is the best, but hardest assignment to be given. To narrow down the possibilities I started thinking about  the kind of people the event brings. I think it attracts like-minded individuals who are looking to learn, grow and be inspired. Cats attracted to a giant bottle of milk seemed to go along with that thought!

 Below is a little process. Once I knew what I was going to do I had to figure out how I was going to do it. Lots of scribbling before finding something I liked. 
I was trying to figure out how I was going to draw the type and where I was going to put it while sketching.

I had to resist my urge to make everything warm and orange which is the case with a lot of my illustrations.  The values were so similar and the big orange cat worked better on a complimentary background.
Just need to add type.

 Cleo makes a cameo.

I made an alternate version and replaced the logo on the bottle to send out as a postcard.

Mar 4, 2013

Washington Magazine

These were for Washington University's alumni magazine. The story was about distilling science and making it easier for people to understand. You can read about it here.

The cover. "Getting a Grasp on Science."