Monday, October 12, 2020

Illustration: More Kids!


Illustration of kids by Jordan Hill

     Playing around with different styles of illustration while also working on human character design, which I've felt I need to improve on lately. 

Monday, September 14, 2020

Digital Painting Study: Princess Mononoke Background 3


A background painting study - I mainly wanted to work on color and building up a composition in a forest setting so that it looks full and lush without adding a million details.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Digital Postcard for Easy Contact!

I'm in the midst of submitting to children's book publishers, but if you find me first here's a digital postcard you can save:

Monday, July 27, 2020

Illustration: Garden Tiger

   Digital illustration done in Photoshop. After a lot of experimenting with different tools, I got back to regular old drawing with this one, with minimal use of shapes/pen tool/etc. I like the result - I think not restricting myself to using one particular tool or technique throughout the whole piece helped me use everything a little more strategically. Noting that for future pieces! 

Monday, July 20, 2020

Illustration: Witchy Wish

     Sketched out the idea for this illustration and it just seemed right to keep it greyscale, so that's what I did! Digital illustration done in Photoshop.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Background Painting Sketch: Misty Forest

   A very quick digital painting sketch, trying to figure out some techniques. Still need to work at it a bit, but there are things I like about this enough to share it!

Monday, June 15, 2020

Illustration Samples: Cute Kids

These are a few samples of some elementary school kids in a digital pencil-and-watercolor sort of style I was experimenting with.

Side note: If you've visited my site before, you may have noticed that a Character Design page is now gone. To streamline, I removed that as a separate page and now have some of those designs in the Illustration section under "Character Studies".

Monday, May 11, 2020

Background Art: Twilight Winterscape

New background painting, although this one does feel like it could pass for an illustration in its own right. I wanted to try out a much more graphic, highly stylized design to get out of my default of leaning toward a more naturalistic style. It was really fun!

Monday, April 20, 2020

Background Art: BG Painting Studies

Some background painting studies I did last week after watching the beautiful, inspiring Princess Mononoke. Done in Photoshop.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Illustration Samples: Lovable Pets

   Page of pets - not much else to it than that! :)