While searching for another old disk I found more old projects
. These use different illustration techniques and I think both are appropriate for Illustration Friday's theme "insect." Both are things I designed a while back.
This was for a magazine insert. I used paper sculpture and mixed media. See the detail of my tiny little ladybug? This was done with painted paper and wire for the antennas. The words "LifeWaystores.com" was also cut paper. The "dirt" is actually crushed up oreo cookies which photographed perfectly and gave me the rich color of gardening soil. Everything was made and placed onto the "dirt" background and then photographed. in case you are wondering, the little plant spikes are bookmarks and the seed packet is a coupon. It's probably one of my favorite pieces and Ray, if you're reading this, it is still portfolio worthy :)
This one was a CD cover I designed that had these fancy fold-outs and booklet. I love this piece! You can see the butterfly on the cover and there is also one on the inside that you can barely see. The entire piece was done in collage illustration with the photographs and text placed in digitally after each collage was shot.