Two of my agents at the Bright Group asked me to participate in designing a cover from a list of stories. Luckily “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame was on it. I’ve always loved the book as a kid, and I’m now currently re reading it for my portfolio. I’d love to one day get a chance to illustrate the entire book. Maybe one day.
Here it is!!! Come support my first art store on Storenvy! My first sketchbook is available for purchase now. Just go to http://edwardiantaylor.storenvy.com/ Once I get the rest of my prints, I’ll post those for purchase. I also have originals that I’ll post for sale as well. Go and buy my book so I can make vol.2 for next year!!! I’ll even do a doodle or two in it just for you! Also a neat feature is that its got a screw binding so you can take pages out and frame them, so its like a book of prints.
So this year I decided to start a little experiment. Since I tried out the Inktober last year, I wanted to do one of my own. The idea came from another fellow artist Karoline Pietrowski. So the idea is that couple times during the week I would do a quick character design based off a full body picture and a personality description that is provided by volunteers.
Everyday I will draw someone (anyone) that requests to be drawn. They don’t have to be people I know, but they must be aware of the rules. Now these are the criteria:
1. I need a full body (preferably clothed picture of yourself, I know I have some funny friends out there that might test the water on this). Make sure it’s clear and I can see your face. Don’t send me just your headshot. Full body photo for reference.
2. I need a short description of your personality. For example: age, gender (yes I’m asking for that as well), occupation, etc. anything really to help me figure you out better when I pose or give you a facial expression.
3. Are not afraid or offended that I may exaggerate features that I may find to be important to shape and form.
4. Make sure to private message me on fb https://www.facebook.com/EdwardTaylor or email me firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or to provide me with the needed picture and basic information. Please do not send me long bio of your entire life. lol
Remember this is an experiment that I hope I can do each day (maybe as my daily warm ups).
Let’s see who volunteers. Thanks guys!
Hi Everyone. This week we had to make a confident cowboy and a selected animal. I decided to go with a horse. The animal needed to be depressed, unmotivated, and gluttonous. Hope you like them. On a side note, its strange to have been working on so many male characters. I usually find that I prefer drawing female characters. 🙂