Wednesday, February 11, 2015

White Noise

IF (Illustration Friday) 2/6/14, the topic was Noise.  This topic much like some of the other sound related ones, was a bit more difficult for me to pin down visually.  The idea for this piece came when the new trailer for the 'Poltergeist' remake was released earlier last week.  While I have never seen the original all the way to the end, I have seen enough of it to rekindle the anxiety the it created as a child.  It was probably the first really scary movie I had ever seen (most of that is).  I decided to depict the scene that I found rather terrifying (which also related to this weeks topic), in which Carol Anne Freeling makes contact with the other side.  The moment for me was a haunting one, especially when I learned later that the actress who played her (Heather O'Rourke), had died tragically at a very young age shortly after filming the final installment of the series. The piece is entirely digital done in Painter. 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


IF (Illustration Friday) 1/30/15, the topic was Jagged.  The subject matter for this piece came to me pretty quickly.  I'm struggling to keep up with the topics, mostly because I end up picking concepts that require more time than I have.  I've missed several topics over the last few weeks, although I have diligently been trying to complete them when time permits.  For jagged the first thing that came to mind was 'Jagged Little Pill', Alanis Morissette's titular album which debuted in 1995.  I wanted to depict a universally recognizable pill bottle, and literally represent the 'jagged' pill associated with the album's title.  I had a hard time finding resource material that represented something jagged, especially in pill form, because most representations just looked like broken pills instead a jagged one.  I ended up choosing a triangular shape since it had edges which in some ways could be considered jagged.  The piece is entirely digital done in Painter.