Wednesday, November 28, 2007

As promised, a showcasing of some of the talented artists who have tried out the Papercut Tutorial! It's amazing how something as simple as a subtle texture can put energy into a piece :) So here we go, in no particular order:

Lauren Marten did a lovely 3-part series of a mermaid and an adorable goldfish! Check out the coral textures she used and the hidden octopus! WIN!

Ztoical of deviant art (I don't have your real name hon!) made this gorgeous holiday pic (love the firey reds on those rich blues, YUM!)

I spied this beauty on Gnarfdeath's blog, some of the sexiest shape and linework I've seen in a while. RAWR! Looks like a beauty right out of Monster's Inc or from the darkest closet at Foster's Home ;)

Jabberworks from the UK Children's Book Writers & Illustrators blog posted their take on the technique. (Maybe they can give me some advice as my own book project is ramping up!) Isn't this little guy completely rad, scary adn adorable all at the same time?! I want to start playing around with cut magazine collage pieces too!

Finally, Lea Hernandez took a crack at the technique with this vibrant cutie. I hope she doesn't mind that I posted a WIP ^__^;;

And lastly, the updated "nice" version of my Christmas Card. I sent both to press and will start mailing 'em out in t he next couple weeks! Which card will you get? Well, have you been naughty or nice, hmmmm?

OH YEAH! If anyone else has tried the tutorial, please drop me a line so I can feature your work here! WOO HOO!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Omigosh, thank you all so much for the comments and kind words about the tutorial! A few people have already contacted me to show me the artwork they created using the tutorial, so I will be sure to link to them in my next post. Right now it's late and I'm just dropping off a quickie!

So here's the concept for my Christmas Card this year. The title is:

"Naughty or Nice, You're Still Getting a Lump in Your Stocking"

...I'm starting to wonder if I have some issues. ^_~

I'm not planning on printing out this version just yet - my family is my primary audience for the printed cards so I will literally have to clean this one up a bit before I do a small run. Anyone know of any print houses that will do a run of 50 cards or less?

Friday, November 02, 2007

Whoah Nellie, I finally got that Digital Paper Cut tutorial done! Now you can all do that thing I do, maybe you'll take it a few steps further than me and share what you discover, hmmmm? ;)

Feel free to download or link to these images but don't go cropping the copyright info or anything sneaky like that. That's so full of FAIL.

Anyway, hope you enjoy!