Visiting the Society of Illustrators was very inspiring. The illustrations that I was inspired the most was done by Orson B. Lowell specially “Family arrives at party on the wrong evening”. The illustration is about a fancy-dressed up party that turned out to be unexpected. Lowell’s work made me realize that there is no limits when it comes to drawing. He used three sheets of drawing paper and put them together as one final drawing which I never thought I would see such technique. It is amazing how he perfectly continued to the next page as if he never left the first.
I always thought that this type of illustration wouldn’t have any mistakes until I saw white spots with corrections through the drawings. That shows that every illustrator have a tough time to come up with a perfect art work. Lowell shows humor by the expression shown on the people’s face when they see their family on costumes. Furthermore, Lowell’s ways of drawing has taught me how amazing it is to work with ink by just doing cross hatching with lines although it takes a lot of practice and dedication to make a perfect piece of art.
This image really grabbed my attention. I love how the pumpkin is lit up as if it was a lamp. Allsburg highlighted more the pumpkin through the use of value which make the illustration seem magical. The image also looks scary and mysterious by seeing the expression of the woman with darkness surrounding her.
The first illustration is from Gatsby Vineyards by Rhonda Boisseau. What draws me to this image is how sophisticated that illustration is. Boisseau shows how elegant you would look drinking that kind of wine with that illustration.
The second illustration draws my attention because the first bottle shows a forrest and the other bottle the beach meaning that you can be anywhere and still enyoy a glass of wine.