Killustration 6 is a thesis group of six MICA students. This blog will be used for posting useful links for each other to use as resources and inspiration, as well as posting our latest sketches, work etc. for feedback.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


I did this owl drawing a long time ago (Sarah you may remember it) and I finally got some white gouache today so I painted it.....and I am looking for some constructive criticism.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


I won't be in to class tomorrow cuz I have a doctor's apt I have to get to in DC. But here are my sketches.


Getting tangled in seaweed
This can be very inconvenient, especially when you have somewhere to be. A good tool for dealing with this pesky aquatic plant is a good old fashioned knife. If you forgot yours, try to grab a sawfish.

Clawed Crustations

The sound of the ocean can sometimes be heard from putting your ear to a conch shell. However, a danger lies in this activity. Sometimes there is still a creature living in the shell and it will come out and pinch you! Also beware of other forms of attack by clawed crustations - kid being pinched on noses and butts.

Sea Zombies (only has one sketch)
Sunken ships provide a wonderful ecosystem for aquatic life to flourish. Unfortunately, they also come with zombie crews. These crews can range in numbers, depending on who was on deck when the ship sunk. Unlike land zombies, the sea zombies do not seek brains. They only hunger for bellybutton lint. Empty it out before you enter the water.

The elusive sea queen hides from the public, but for those who frequent Lock Ness for it's wonderful diving, Nessy can be quite dangerous if not handled properly. Being the only lock ness monster in the lake, she has grown lonely, and situations have been known to turn very ugly when you deny her invitations for tea.

pamphlet #1

So I flocked him....with cotton balls...=)

This is him in the fridge so far. By the way, I liked the first one better too, but she was saying that it wasn't really crazy enough, like it was expected and that I was illustrating it too closely to the poem. I like the bear licking the ice box though, that should be fun.
I think he looks more like a figurine now which is what I wanted.

Any suggestions?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

First Illustration

I have two more done but haven't scanned them yet. I did them all on Saturday! Phew. You get in the "mode" ya know? Please let me know if it needs any revisions or if you think something looks FUNKY. I'm still trying to figure out how to get nice matte gouache to look like matte gouache when printed?? I think I'm going to LuLu to print the book when it's done. (the scan of it is pretty bad, at 72 ick. I'll bring them to class thurs.... )

Saturday, September 19, 2009


I did some revisions based on what you guys and Jaime said. Anything else you think would help?

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Redo for the bear one

So I talked to Jaime and she told me to make the bear more crazy ect. So here is another one I did for the bear that hopefully is more interesting.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Last week someone from class told us about:

for those of you that we'ren't in class or didnt write it down.

Either way, I tried using them today, but it's not as precises as I like it. And i still find photobooth is best for figuring out angles and poses...

Keep up the good work!

ps. the rest of yall need to get on the blog....

Thursday, September 10, 2009

and for Jen...

I saved this on my computer while I was browsing for something, but I thought I'd show you.


Here is the lady that does the extremely tiny animal furrification.

Kerry Pajutee
I think she is the best I've seen.