Friday, October 21, 2011

Cat Diaries

This is my sketch for a mock article in my editorial illustration class entitled “Cat Diaries”

It is pretty funny. The article gives and example diary entry that starts out …

“Day 983 of my captivity . . . “

It goes on to describe daily life through a cat’s eyes.

-Tiffany Everett

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

"The Art of Gardening"

Work in progress for TIME Magazine cover project

My professor told me I could do TIME For Kids

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

First 4 Character Designs

The first four characters for a book I am working on. I am turning this in in an hour for my electronic illustration final

Sunday, August 28, 2011

alligator character design

Started with a chubbier version. Got feedback to make him thinner and have less forehead so that he looks more like a gator than a dragon.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Evolution of a Character

So I am trying to design a child version of the best mascot ever, Aubie, the Auburn Tiger. It has been tricky working on this because there are certain trademarked features of the adult Aubie that have to be present in the child Aubie.

So this is the real, official Aubie >

Below are my sketches of the kid Aubie.

Which do you like best?

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Tear Sheets

The Seven Deadly Sins…at a Birthday Party

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

So I am re-designing the cover for an existing book by Roald Dahl called “The Giraffe the Pelly and Me”

It is a super-cute book about the “ladderless window cleaning company” that consists of a monkey, a pelican, and a giraffe. The meet a young boy and eventually get a lifetime gig of cleaning windows for the Duke at the Hampshire mansion.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Seven Deadly Sins…at a Birthday Party

So I got some advice to add pieces with children and animals interacting to my portfolio so I did 7 very strong personalities… the seven deadly sins… all at a birthday party. Below is the line drawing. I am painting it in acrylic now but I think the final piece will be digital.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Color Limerick Illustration

limerick illustration which I had originally done in black and white for a class. I decided to reuse this same line drawing to try my hand at electronic illustration because I wanted to see it in color.

The Limerick to remind you is Edward Lears,

“There was a young lady whose bonnet

Came united when the birds sat upon it

But she said “I don’t care…

All the birds in the air…..

Are welcome to sit on my bonnet!”


Which version do you prefer?

Great Zaratan Myth

According to the Native American Iroquois Tribe, The Earth was created when a woman was thrown down from the heavens. The animals below made her a place to live by spreading mud from the depths of the ocean onto the shell of a great Zaratan. Since then, the island has grown and grown to the size of North America as we know it today.

Made out of cut paper and tissue streamers with my own handmade textures.

I plan to clone out the hand-written text because it is a little sloppy. I might replace it with digital text.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Fish. Hot. Crown.

As a last project for Materials and Techniques I, we had to pull three words out of an envelope. I got “Hot”, “Fish”, and “Crown”. I had to illustrate these 3 words with collage materials. This is what I came up with. I hope she makes you laugh .

The Collective Noun Collage Project. My letter was M so I chose to do a Mischief of Mice- They are stealing strawberries. :-P

Friday, May 27, 2011

I got the Internship!

So I found out Wednesday that I made it into the Working Class Studio summer internship. It is a division of SCAD where a team of designers is chosen to create products to sell in stores across the globe. I am really excited to get some experience in this kind of work. I have been so focused on childrens’ book illustration and I need to be diverse and branch out to other design fields. I am also eager to be working in a team because I feel it will be good for me in many ways. Check out the Working Class Studio’s website to see what I’ll be doing.

Also, The day of the interview, I did a few more patterns to sneak into the portfolio I left with them. I have yet to photograph the handmade pattern I put on the front of the book but will include that once I get it back.

I also wanted to share some character designs I have been working on for my Intro to Illu class. I am pretty happy with how they look but if I have time I may resolve them a bit more. They are done by painting acrylic over tissue paper for some texture and the costumes I have been creating digitally in photoshop. The assignment was to create six characters for a circus. I was thinking along the lines of a flea circus and decided to do a circus of dogs. I have the ringmaster which is supposed to look like my friend’s german shephard. I have the acrobat. I have the elephant/english bulldog. The clown is drawn after my friend’s corgi puppy. There is the schnauzer bearded lady. And finally, my dog, Frankie is the ballerina/tight rope walker. It is not included here but the acrobat’s swing is a bone with ropes tied to it. :-P

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Working on a few patterns for my portfolio because I got an interview to intern with the Working Class Studio. I plan to do 4-8 different patterns.

Monday, May 16, 2011

New Collage Technique

So I have come up with a new collage technique that I am very excited to experiment with. Check out this quick example I did and tell me what you think.