Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Project for Going Green

The idea of this project is to promote local purchasing of food to lessen the toxic emissions to the environment from shipping produce items overseas and nationwide. It is an informative how to guide on  purchasing local foods and the benefits to the consumer as well as the environment.


 above (from left to right): cover, back, and first page of brochure.



above (left to right): second page, third/forth page.





 above: byob (bring your own bag) bag.



above: byom (bring your own mug) mug.

above: brow (bring your own way) sticker.

[other sold items coming soon]

this is not for a real company but target towards consumers who are looking for a greener way to purchase their food. as always... any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Young Frankenstein meets the lion and the mouse.

still in progress.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Need Advice on Logo

Option 1: blue circles with hand drawn circles and miles enlarged


Option 2: blue circles with hand drawn circles

Option 3: blue circles


Option 4: basic

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Business Card and Stationary Mock ups




I've been playing around with business card and stationary designs. This is design is what I am leaning towards for my final. I would like to get these and my portfolio out before the end of the holiday season. Any feedback would be appreciated. 
Thanks.
xx

Happy Thanksgiving!

It may be a little past Thanksgiving, but seeing as many of us are still snacking on our leftovers I figured I still had sometime to wish all of you a happy Thanksgiving. I was on vimeo today looking up animated videos and found this nbc cartoon for Thanksgiving. I hope it gives you a smile during this crazy holiday season.


Nathan Love's "NBC Peacock Thanksgiving" from Nathan Love on Vimeo.

For those of you who are interested in making of animated films. I also found this on vimeo which is a speed walk through of an animated commercial from concept to final.


Edition Sp├ęciale Making Of from soulgrafix on Vimeo.

Have a great holiday weekend.
xx

Monday, October 18, 2010

Struggling with Corel and my attempts

1st attempt.



2nd attempt



3rd attempt. 


color study of 3rd attempt. 




3rd attempt with waves/ objects added.... not final.


Monday, October 4, 2010

Doodles of Potatoes





I'm considering doing one more - Tater Tots =] Let me know what you think!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Let's talk bad dates.

I am working on a new blog/ side project. The aim is to collect stories about horribly funny encounters of bad pick-up lines, awkward dating moments, and just plain uncomfortable situations. All of these stories will remain anonymous which means fake names are encouraged to be used before sending me your story. The blog will be updated weekly with a new story and illustration(s).

Send the stories directly to me by my email: ashleynicolemiles@gmail.com

The blog will most likely go up by late December - early January, which everyone will of course be alerted of. 
Look forward to reading your entries!
-am
PS. Facebook users: I now have a fanpage -
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Friday, October 1, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Time to Go GREEN.

this is a mock up of what will be the background for a go green brochure that i am working on.

  basic shape layout.

basic shape layout + color study.

Rubert, final.

step one. ink.
step two. digital value sketch.
step three. digital color study.
final. painted in corel and photoshop.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Update on Rubert: Color Study


i completed this quick color study in 30 minutes. i can already tell that the wings are going to have to be less saturated. any other advice? i'd appreciate it.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Rubert, rough.



As a promised before with my character sketches (3 entries down) here is an update of one of my characters. It's still in progress, but this a rough black and white value study for my character "Rubert." First time working in Corel Painter - needless to say it took sometime getting used to. I had so much fun though with him. Look forward to seeing where Rubert ends up!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

doodle.


Yesterday I had the pleasure of sitting in Rittenhouse Park. It was absolutely beautiful out. I love this time of year with the leafs falling and the weather being warm enough to not shiver but cool enough to curl up with a light coat and scarf.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

daily dose of observation.

i have decided to upload a few of my very rough sketches. they are all observations and done in my moleskine with a basic pen. nothing fancy, but enjoy.







xx

Monday, September 6, 2010

oywee.


it was a beautiful weekend. hope everyone got to enjoy the great outdoors while we still have this beautiful weather. i didn't get too do much sketching over the weekend. however today i did a few quick sketches and value studies with colored pencil for a creature concept project. below are so far some of the little buggies i've drawn up in the past hour.




the quality is pretty bad but you get the idea. i plan on doing this digitally in flat color. none of the creatures will consist of more than 4 colors (this includes values). i'll upload the final versions of these as they come.
xx