Illustration Friday: “Tree”

Eliza Stein Illustration Christmas Tree Design

Eliza Stein Illustration Christmas Tree Design

After I finished this, I only wanted to go and play Asteroids! It would be pretty easy to make a Christmas version of it.

ETA: Heyyy, Post #100!

Illustration Friday: “Winter”

Well, I went straight from moving into a new apartment to the holiday season, but I took a break from Christmas carousing to draw this. Aw, who am I kidding, the blizzard made me do it! It took three days for the plows to come by, and walking around is still kind of difficult, especially when the sun shines on the banks of melting ice. There’s nothing like pretending to be completely snowed in to recover my discipline (that and forgetting to stock up on books and movies at the library…)

Illustration Friday: “Perspective”

From the perspective of some cast-off possessions. No, this is drawn from my own perspective, because I have recently cured myself of the habit of furnishing, entertaining, and even clothing myself with things dumped on the sidewalk or in building lobbies. Still, they call out and whimper at me whenever I pass them on the street. Especially the old radios, because I still own a whole pile of cassette tapes…

Hmm, on second look I’m not happy with the colors, especially on the office chair. Any suggestions?

Illustration Friday: “Undone”

Somethin’ seasonal. I had another idea for this week’s word, but I didn’t take it beyond a thumbnail sketch yet. Maybe I’ll post it later, because it’s kinda funny. Assorted health problems kept me from doing anything over the last week and a half, so it feels good to be drawing again.

This started out as a Christmas card for my friend’s little brother: before I gave it to him I traced it in Inkscape and added color. If I was a snowman I’d never smile because I could never enjoy another hot beverage, i.e. coffee.

Illustration Friday: “Frozen”

Frozen

I made this drawing in Inkscape, using only the Pen tool (Bezier curves) to trace over an old sketch (see below) and add color. Inkscape is one of the great open-source graphics programs out there, along with GIMP and Blender. It’s easy to learn the basic tools, especially if you’ve used Illustrator or done anything with vector graphics before. I could go on forever about Inkscape… see for yourself:

http://www.inkscape.org

There are also some great tutorials out there, which I’ll post later…

Frozen Sketch

Original sketch, plain ol’ ink.