Sunday, June 20, 2010

Promos and Art Styles

Promos
I'm very honored to be contributing again over at Zero2illo, with this week's focus on promotional materials. Here is a link to the post where I talk about two of my own promo pieces along with some tips and advice. Thanks to Jonathan Woodward, the creator behind Zero2illo, who is also a talented illustrator!

Art Styles
Speaking of which, Jonathan and I are part of 18 artists who share their opinions on artistic styles over at VectorTuts+. It is also part of a digital illustration "session" currently over at Tuts+, with plenty of inspirational posts. I'll be following along. Thanks to Chris Leavens for the interview and its a great article with a diverse bunch of artists. If you love vector art, you'll have to check out Chris' work; along with this fabulous link on how he does it all.

12 comments:

Lisa M Griffin said...

Thanks for this link, looks really interesting and helpful.
Happy Monday!

Kaili said...

Hi Jannie,

Im going to be brave, and finally post a comment on your blog (first time poster, long time reader). I love your work! Truly your illustrations make me gasp in admiration.

I have a couple of questions from an aspiring illustrator who thinks your great (ahem.. that would be me!)

I am interested in transitioning from traditional paint mediums to digital mediums to illustrate. There are no illustration courses where I live, but there are graphic design courses. I wonder if this would a good way to learn how to do work digitally? I'd love to know what you think if you have time to respond.

Many thanks
Kaili x

Jannie aka Chickengirl said...

Thanks Lisa! Happy Monday to you too.

Thanks Kaili, I appreciate you visiting my blog! I think if you want to use digital mediums to illustrate, its best you learn how to use the programs/sofware (whatever that might be, Photoshop, Illustrator, Painter, etc.) Perhaps the graphic design classes might teach you the programs, but in the end, its about playing around with the software and finding your process. So jump right in, play around. Because even when you get to know the softwware well, everyone has their own way of using it to create their own artwork.

Hope that helps a bit!-Jannie

Redheaded Stepchild said...

Thanks for this post, Jannie! It always helps to see what others have done. I'm working on my first promo card now and your work always inspires me.

Kaili said...

Thanks Jannie! Of course that's so logical! I came across a book on your blog, I think it's called vectors and illustrations? That seems like a great start! And of course I just need to buy the software!

Thanks so much for taking the time to answer and visitIng my blog too!

X

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I just came over to tell you how much I enjoyed you and Eric Barclay's interviews. They where awesome. I love the new ideas for business cards as well. Great idea. I have a two sided one as well and they work so well for giving to clients. Getting a a business card from you is a inspiration and a piece of artwork to share!! he he he he!

Tracy said...

Oh, I just read this at Eric Barclay's site...great interview :)

Danielle McDonald said...

This link hosts a wealth of information! I just love your alphabet animal card and it sounds like it's already getting you results!

王邦鈺 said...

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江婷 said...

Quality is better than quantity.................................................................

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yoon see said...

Yes, I totally agree with Vanessa, I also had read and enjoyed about the interview of yours and Eric Barclay.

Your works are beautiful, fun, creative, radiant and inspiring.
Most importantly, thank you for your friendship. You are a super friendly friend and always care for your friend. I am so so glad to know you Jannie:)

Congrats and all the best again!