I have been away from this blog for quite a long time now, being busy with the completion of all the illustrations required for the book.
It’s a school assignment but I am very proud of myself for completing it all and am also very pleased by the results. We will be editing the book and its layout next year, but we already setup the size and the specifics. This one is going to be 21×21 cm, 16 pages plus cover and it features a traditional italian fairytale about an ogre with miraculous feathers. The hero is sent by the king to get a feather that would make him heal from a deadly desease. On the way to the ogre’s cave he meets and rescues various characters. At the end the ogre gets stuck in a boat hence he’s defeated.
These are not all the illustrations I made because some make no sense without the text. Many have a rectangular size because cover two pages (so 21×42). I hat to take pictures because the images were too big to scan for my little A4, sorry for the poor image quality.
Please leave your comments, I’d really love to read your feedback and advices.
My first year at the Scuola Comics is gone. I had so much fun that I can’t wait to start again in October. However it’s also been quite hard to combine day job with homework, classes and the rest of the things in my life.
I am off from work this week, and I intentionally chose this one because I really need to rest and I didn’t want to think about deadlines or duties.
But (there’s always a but) a friend who saw my portfolio by chance asked me to make 5 illustrations to be used in the DVD he’s editing for his son’s kindergarden. And, guess what? Deadline is next Friday.
Today I had to stay away from the beach because yesterday I’ve been there too much and my pale and freckled skin got a little red, despite the 30spf sunscreen, so I passed the afternoon painting these illos. They’re little and simple, but I wanted to keep them that way because they will also be used as chapter captions on the DVD menu.
My personal favorite is the kid on the beach I’d like to see your comments.
Edited 10 May:
this image is not a real book cover but an exercise for the illustration school. I am flattered by the fact that a few of my friends thought this was actually published! Well, a fantastic confidence boost on a Tuesday morning
Edited 21 June:
This beetle-house always recalled some sort of rocket to me. So I figured I could share the link to this week’s Illustration Friday “launch”. I think the house-rocket wouldn’t be easily launched up in the sky, however you never know what a team of cockroaches can do…