A Glass of Lots
Title: A Glass of Lots
This is my small editorial piece for an article of the health benefits of juicing. Martha Stewart Living magazine has been like my second Bible since I live such a cooking and dining centered lifestyle (check my Instagram page @yoheyhorishita, you will see my cook daily basis.) I thought it would be a nice self-promotional piece. I hope this piece is telling a glass of lots of vegetables and fruits.
I started with a simple drawing like this as usual;
Then coloured them in Photoshop;
Shadows, highlights, and textures…
So, yeah! That was it. It was super quick and simple illustration, so I don’t have anything to show in its process!
Hope you liked it,
"Birthday Bouquet" Process
So I did a motion illustration for e-card couple weeks ago, and I totally forgot to post a process of the video… So here it is!
This a video by the way; Birthday Bouquet
I painted elements with a black gouache,
This one above is an edited file, and the one beneath is before I changed its levels and stuff, the both were done on a watercolour paper …
Then these were taken into AfterEffect after these elements were coloured in Photoshop.
I used this pattern as an overlay layer.
Start with a phrase; Let me celebrate your special day…
The way motion illustration tells story is different to a still illustration, of course. The way motion tells a story is through the timeline, so it has to carry elements to support its thesis. I like to have nice flow; cohesive colour and elements. I also love carrying an element of surprise; “Ah!” moment… like this motion illustration. A bouquet turns into a birthday cake!
Hillary Clinton the Power
Title: Hillary Clinton
I did this quick piece for a demo at a portrait illustration class that I assist prof. Rick Lovell this quarter. It is obviously a straightforward portrait of Hillary Clinton, but I had so much fun with this.
The demo was taken place in two stages of my illustration process. The first process is a traditional stage that I work with oil pastels.
I don’t use this scratch technique as much as I want to recently. I work with ink on the line works, so I do more straight-up drawing now; however, I thought it is good to show my students the beauty of “get your hands dirty” process. I remember when my former processor, Julie Mueller-Brown, showed this technique couple years ago, I literally gagged with excitement and happiness. Ever since, I have used oil pastels on my illustrations!!
The second process was basically showing how I colour, choose colour and put textures.
Isn’t this sooooo creepy and scary though!? When I got this colour result in a middle of the night I was working, I flipped out! Zombie Hillary haha.
Adding more textures as shadows and highlights to have more depth, but not too much. She is a classy and powerful person in the world, I love her.
I hope my students have learned something from this demo!
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Music: Lady Love by Chicago Footwarmers from New Orleans Jazz of the 1920s
My Sweet Kingdom
Title: My Sweet Kingdom
Happy New Year!! Hope you had wonderful holidays, and smoothly started your 2014. I had wonderful Christmas with my friends and families this year. I didn’t get to go back to Japan, but it was beautiful Christmas and New Year’s celebrations here in Atlanta, GA. Some of you know that 2014 is the year of Horse. I hope we all will run and step strongly like a beautiful horse!
I really wanted to illustrate happy and whimsical piece. This is a celebration of new year, no need to be deeply conceptual, right!? It is a simple composition, but there are lots of colour and textures to support the happy atmosphere.
This is a drawing…
Then, Photoshopping! Fun!
Colouring like always… Layers of scanned shades and highlights…
Yup, I changed his facial expression. I’m not sure he is a self-portrait of myself, but you might find resemblance haha
Here are some close-ups.
Hope y’all enjoyed it, and again, Happy New Year to you. I really really wish your 2014 IS GOING TO BE lots of adventures and challenges, giving you great happiness and excitement, and treating you healthy and blessed.
Title: Everyday Commute
This is an editorial illustration for “Tools of the Trade.” What is trade to you? To me, it is commute – something going back and forth A to Z. It could be transportation or greeting that connect two dots. I illustrate the connection we trade in our everyday lives.
So, I start with sketch.
and move on to more refine drawing. Hit it!
Then I need some shades, right?
Finally colouring in Photoshop! This is my favorite moment of the process.
Here are some close-ups.
Ahhh cute little creatures!!
Discovering The Heat
Title: Discovering The Heat
Again, another editorial illustration that I pitched for one of my dream client. It’s about discovering a new trend, product, something hot in the industry.
So here is a sketch,
and working on this in Photoshop!
Colouring is always fun, but taken so long to get there!
And some close ups!
Hope you liked it!
Sound of Bells and Whistles
Title: Sound of Bells and Whistles
This is a piece that I pitched for a business magazine that is one of my dream clients couple months ago. I just love doing editorial illustration! Yes, I’m learning a motion graphics right now, but illustration is always my thing. I will work hard to make my dream clients became my real and long-term clients.
Anyway, so here is a drawing before scanning and coloured.
It was really small drawing…
and here is some additional shadows.
There are some other elements I did separately.
I love Scandinavian patterns!
Hope y’all like it!
A Portrait of Aaliyah
Title: A Portrait of Aaliyah
This is a portrait illustration of Aaliyah. To me, I always remember her beautiful fully hair and hands„, her voice was soft, silky, and sensual. I definitely wanted to express it along with flowers. The Byzantine paintings of Virgin Mary are really inspirational and wonderful examples of what I wanted to show on a portrait of her, which was something delicate but strong. Anyway, I miss her so much, and still love her music.
I started off sketch and drawing…
Her eyes… love
Okay, let’s jump into the inking!
Detail detail and detail, y’all…
Now, want to see an oil pastel base??
This is the base…
then, colouring on Photoshop!
I take such a quality time on thinking colours. REALLY.
More shade and highlight, eyes are very important on any portrait illustrations.
Hope y’all liked it:)