Thursday, June 24, 2010

Becca's IMC Final

The IMC was amazing this year! I managed to stay reasonably relaxed (still only got 4-5 hrs of sleep a night!), and I feel like I really took full advantage of the knowledge and expertise of the faculty and fellow students (many of whom are successful working illustrators as well). I decided to do my piece in straight-up watercolor, rather than my usual mixed media technique. This was in part a personal challenge, and in part due to the fact that I would get more feedback and instruction on technique from the faculty, as a number of them use/are familiar with watercolors. I am pretty pleased with my final product!


  1. It looks great! so much depth with the beast, his face really pops out nicely. I love that I got to see this from pencil to paint, fun to see stuff get all dimensional :D

  2. Hey Becca -- this is super! I particularly like the contrast between Beauty's innocent, naive, unguarded moment and the Beast's tentative and tortured expression. The contrast is strengthened by the foreground light, background darkness, and focal point of the rose. The Beast is truly beastly but not completely unsympathetic due, I think, to those sensitive eyes and tender hand movements...difficult to pull off!

  3. be this beauty and the beast?! wow! this is really wonderful - I'm so proud of you sistaa!