Monday, April 25, 2011

Thought I'd post my last few projects from school, now that the mad rush is done.
"Dogspeak" is my final project for Book Media. It's a set of flash cards for dog "language." It's meant as a humorous book, and not to be taken too seriously. I had fun creating the book and illustrations. Played around with bitmapping the drawings, I think it worked out well. All of the cards are screen-printed.

It was interesting researching what each dog gesture "meant", because the meaning isn't fixed and changes depending on context. Although I guess that is true of words in english as well...






I made a faux-fur covered box to contain the cards. Faux-fur is a tricky material to work with. I also felt like I owned a pet after working with it, because the stuff sheds like crazy. I was covered in fake fur bits and had to sweep up my work area afterwards.



4 comments:

ladybug said...

Cute! This would totally sell on Whyte Ave at somewhere like Tin Box. I've sure enjoyed watching your progress this year in school! Keep up the fantastic work!

blankpage80 said...

thanks brenda! I am kinda thinking about approaching a publisher with this, I've gotten a lot of positive feedback.

ladybug said...

You should totally go for it!

Caitlin Hildebrandt said...

That is an amazing book project! I love your illustration style. Congratulations on a fantastic project. Also, I will now follow your blog. :)