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Monday, December 7, 2009

How do you like THESE apples?

So, I decided to post my project for my Conceptual illustration class. We were given a quote and a word we had to base our final black and white illustration. My quote was:

"I used to be Snow White, but I drifted" - Mae West

My word was disguise.

My teacher was kind enough to let me do my 3-D/digital technique for this last project. Overall, i've probably spent around 20 hours on this. My goal is to get fast enough to do one of these in a day (model making time included). And being as this is my first sculpture that I've done that has to LOOK like someone, let me just's really, really hard. I think I got pretty close.

Again, these next few images may not be suitable for young children. Please use your own discretion.

The model. Pretty rough, but i've found that when I use this technique, it's ok to have some "rough" edges and any background. I love the light over my oven.

about 3/4 done

"Finished" illustration

I always see things that I want to fix, but I have to learn to stop messing with it. I exaggerated the arms and angle of her body and other....attributes.

Yeah, like I said. Pretty risque. DEFINITELY a huge step from what I normally do, but it's refreshing to do something different and out of my comfort zone.



  1. Lindsay, what is your technique with this exactly? Are you making sculptures, taking photos, and then painting them digitally? I'm curious and would love a post with more details about your process.

    This looks great, by the way!

  2. Hi Christina-

    I first make the model, then take the picture. The picture itself is what I picture in my head to be the final angle/composition of the main figure. I then just "glaze" color over the actual photo using photoshop. I've been meaning to do a step-by-step post. Sorry for the late response, I didn't notice that you commented! :)

    Thanks for your interest in my work!