Art: Escape

I’m back for the year, this time with art. I realize this blog has become more art-focused, but I guess my life has become more art-focused too. Below I have cover art (front and back) for the speculative fiction magazine I’m the design/visual editor for. So, shout out, if you’re anywhere near the University of Washington, maybe consider picking up a copy of AU: Escape sometime next week?

Ecape Art

Art and design by yours truly. Below is the art, minus the words.Escape Art No WordsI’ve been super busy for the past week with stuff that has been less fun, so it was nice to get to do this as a break from the stress.

Well, all I can say now is that I’ll try to post more into the future, once I’m done with my winter classes, but history is not on my side here. I can wish you good luck going ahead, though. So, uh, good luck!

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Comet

CometThis piece is called Comet. I liked it so much I used it in another project: AU’s website, which I just remade. AU is a speculative fiction literary journal at the UW, which of course I had to become involved with! Let’s hope all goes well…

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30 (ish)-Day Drawing Challenge!

Now that I’m free for the summer, I thought it would be fun to do something art-related. So I thought, why not a 30-day challenge?

Below I have a list of 106-ish subjects ready to be drawn. The rules are simple. Using a random number generator (found here), I will pick one random medium and one subject from the list. For the subjects with (+1) afterwards, I’ll get an extra day to finish (hence the “ish” after “30” in the title.) Most of the list is stuff I came up with, some of it comes from what seems to be common in other challenge lists.

This Monday, I’ll randomly choose my subject/medium. The piece will be due the next day. At that time I’ll choose another subject, and so on until I have 30 pieces.

I thought it would be nice to try and stretch my creative ability, as well as just to practice, because Lord knows I don’t do enough of that. I also want to see where my weaknesses are. I’m super excited for this challenge, and I can’t wait to see where it goes!

Well, first assignment’s on Monday. See you then!


Choose one from the following mediums:

  • pencil/charcoal
  • colored pencil
  • digital
  • digital with color
  • my pick

Choose one from the following subjects:

PEOPLE

  1. picture of me
  2. favorite book character
  3. monarch/king/queen
  4. me in a different time period
  5. a rock band
  6. favorite outfit(s)
  7. wedding gown
  8. an imaginary friend from childhood
  9. butterfly
  10. fictional mantis
  11. a dinosaur
  12. a weapon
  13. favorite drink
  14. eyes
  15. ballerina
  16. four horsemen of the apocalypse
  17. a hooded figure
  18. hair

OBJECTS/ORGANISMS

  1. bird
  2. dollhouse
  3. flowers
  4. lemon
  5. stars in the sky
  6. umbrella
  7. monster
  8. wings
  9. outdated robots
  10. doll
  11. mask
  12. chess piece
  13. mode of transportation
  14. what I ate for breakfast
  15. leaves
  16. drinking glass
  17. cat
  18. demon
  19. reaper
  20. moon
  21. sun
  22. a coin
  23. a bell
  24. a candle
  25. water drops
  26. random astrological zodiac sign
  27. my Chinese zodiac sign
  28. my astrological zodiac sign
  29. egg
  30. bone
  31. angel
  32. mythological creature
  33. feather
  34. spirit animal
  35. favorite toy as a kid
  36. one of my favorite foods

SCENERY

  1. favorite scene from a movie
  2. attic/basement
  3. sci-fi desert scene (+1)
  4. harbor
  5. forest
  6. garden
  7. museum
  8. underwater
  9. graveyard
  10. floating landscape (+1)
  11. city above the sky (+1)
  12. theater
  13. tranquil nature
  14. architecture
  15. cityscape (+1)
  16. farm
  17. a room in your dream house (+1)
  18. some sort of background
  19. one of my favorite places

CONCEPTS/PATTERNS

  1. something with my favorite color
  2. favorite season
  3. favorite weather
  4. favorite myth/fairytale
  5. favorite holiday
  6. tattoo
  7. black & white
  8. a smell
  9. song I just listened to, something that represents it
  10. mandala
  11. re-imagining of a book cover
  12. get five random tropes from tvtropes, pick one
  13. one of the seven deadly sins
  14. one of the seven heavenly virtues
  15. tarot card
  16. favorite word personified
  17. a fear
  18. an untranslatable word

MIXES/MASH-UPS

  1. lettering + first noun/verb/adjective of the 9th full sentence of the book closest to you
  2. a mash-up of three things on this list
  3. something on this list + a mustache
  4. something on this list + one of the four elements
  5. animal + person
  6. mash-up one random Chinese zodiac sign with one astrological zodiac sign
  7. twins + one other thing on this list
  8. logo + something on this list
  9. impossible animal mash-up
  10. jewelry + something on this list
  11. dragon + something on this list
  12. fruits/veggies + the four elements
  13. circus + something on this list
  14. fox + something on this list

OTHER

  1. redo of something you’ve made before (doesn’t have to be from this challenge)

The Front Page is Now COOL.

hello Lettering in InkI updated the front page of the blog this week, as well as the logo. And I drew this nifty welcome sign, see? I’ve been really into hexagons lately, so there are a lot of those on there. Like this one:

a blue hexagon

I am very proud of  my work. Good job, Jackie. *pats self on the back*

GO CHECK IT OUT. PRETTY PLEASE WITH MAPLE SYRUP ON TOP.

Happy Friday!

A Collection of Doodles

Right now I’m just wrapping up midterms *shudders*, which is just awesome-tastic– sarcasm not intended. Anyway, I’ve decided to collect up all my doodles so far this year and put them here, just because I thought they were lovely and needed sunlight. This is the most doodling I’ve ever done in such a short span of time (about a month, I think it is), and I have to say, I’m quite proud of them. Although I should probably pay more attention to my lectures, hahaha…

*ahem* Anyway, I hope you like them!

 

 

Flyer for Model United Nations

A quick note: I might be ignoring the internet this week. Must study for finals! Apologies in advance.

Anyways, now’s probably a good time to mention that I’m still testing out my fledgling wings in graphic design, and about a week or so ago I was tasked with making a flyer for our school’s Model United Nations club, which will be distributed at our school’s open house this Wednesday. And I’ve finally finished! I think. When they assigned this to me they didn’t really give me a lot of instructions in terms of what to put on it (and our club doesn’t exactly function as a normal MUN would), so I just wrote what they gave me and filled up the empty space with doughnuts.

Here it is:

Flyer for Model United Nations ClubWhat do you think? Is this flyer to empty? Because we don’t really do much, so… so I have no idea what they want me to put on this flyer. I’m not even sure if they’re being printed in color. But I like it, I guess. It works. We’ll see what happens.