For my senior thesis, I have been developing a 32-page children’s book that (if everything goes as planned, fingers crossed) I’ll have completed by the Senior Show. While I don’t wish to display any of the full illustrations, here is a preview of my latest piece! The Muesli family casually enjoys lunch in the library. – Brenna Thummler
Ghost Resort – full illustration detail 1: the bar detail 2: the kid zone detail 3: the pool detail 4: spa and sauna For my most recent self-directed illustration project, I created a piece called Ghost Resort. It was an attempt to break from my more realistic reference-heavy narrative illustrations and instead create a whimsical, more “stylistic” environment. I love Wimmelbild illustrations and crowd scenes, and… Read more »
To pursue my goal of becoming a children’s book writer/illustrator, I am in the process of developing a children’s book for my senior thesis. It’s a very long and demanding process, but I’ve already learned so much having completed the text and storyboard. I have thus advanced to the “line work” stage and plan to finish all drawings before moving on to color. Here is a small preview of one of my latest pieces (I… Read more »
Here is my most recent piece for Illustration class. As the assignment was “open”, I decided to redesign the cover of Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are. I had previously worked in a similar pen and ink style (inspired by Franklin Booth) and wanted to dip my hands into it again. Most of my illustration is figure-heavy, so I wanted to try something new and focus mostly on environment.
Here is a recent piece I did in my illustration class with Professor Tom Casmer. I interpreted a rather strange mad lib and this was the result. (Two young detectives track a panda in a fantastical Asian city.) With some cropping, I thought it be a contender for the comic cover! I’m still in the process of developing type. -Brenna Thummler