Saturday, November 15, 2014

Fall 2014

A lot has happened in these past few months. Here's a few pieces of art I've been neglecting to share:

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Nike, Goddess of Victory

An actual sketch for  
I imagine the goddess of victory would be the best poker player.

acid free toned paper, blue and white watercolor pencils, ink and water.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Lil Red FREE for a limited time

Lil Red and the Lazy Coyote interactive iPad app...FREE for a limited time only!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sketch Dailies

 Goldilocks & the 3 bears

Lady of the Lake

Both done in Adobe Photoshop.

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Character Sketches for the Lil Red & the Lazy Coyote

Character sketches for Lil Red.

Character sketches of Grams for the Lil Red & the Lazy Coyote iPad book. I ended up going with the top left design to explore more.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Cat on SF Golden Gate Bridge

The fog comes
on little cat feet.

It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on. 
- Carl Sandburg

Photo from
I like this painting on photos thing. It's kinda fun. I wonder what else I can do with it....hmm...

Sketch Dailies

Okay, really, it's like Sketch Weeklies for me. Haha

Here's what I've been doing since hopping on the Sketch Dailies bandwagon.

Robin Hood probably had to pick a wedgie or two.

 Baby eating Baba Yaga
Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters!

A griffin flying under the influence.

Japanese style Ursula, the sea witch.

© Alishea Gibson 2014

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Lil Red Update

The book is coming along quite well. We're at the point where there's light at then end of the tunnel and we just have to sprint towards it and finish strong!

It's been a fascinating, challenging, yet rewarding experience. Not only thinking about illustrating, but how those illustrations can be manipulated, tapped, swiped, and more has been a great challenge. Luckily, I've been working with a pretty stellar team of equally ambitious folks.

Here's another "sneak peek" of a pivotal moment for our characters, Lil Red and Coyote. 

As far as style, we decided to do something that mimicked a western watercolor feel. It's similar, and has a lot of the principles of western watercolor sketches, but is distinctly digital. Each illustration was painting in photoshop after much pre-planning on post-its, in sketchbooks, on napkins, etc.

I tend to dive into a project headfirst and am constantly thinking about ways to improve it, so I doodle notes all over everything. I'll be making a longer post about my process in the future.

Really looking forward to our next round of testing! 

After that, we expect to have it available for digital download in a matter of weeks! (Ahhh! So close!)