A character design assignment - I came up with this little story ages ago and took this as an opportunity to design Frothy! Frothy is the subject of a cautionary tale, much like the Boogey man or Baba Yaga. Only Frothy is intended to keep kids away from the ocean's undertow - he's the guy who'll snatch up little kids if they get stuck in it!
Done using Adobe Illustrator - I used the assignment as an opportunity to play around with techniques that are unusual for Illustrator pieces!
"The Tooth Pick Pig Pal - On the Go Travel Case"
My prof gave each of us a toonie and told us to go buy something under 2$ and be back in an hour. Luckily China Town is a few blocks away from my school - so a bunch of us went there and I found a creepy tooth pick dispenser. In the shape of a pig (bottom right corner). Needless to say I extrapolated, and turned it into a little kid's tool to improve dental hygiene. This was definitely one of the funniest assignments I've ever worked on!
Top left - the embroidery on the front of the pouch.
Top right - hand drawn lining fabric with pig face pattern
Bottom - Instruction card for the pig, on the other side are silly dental hygiene facts!
"Day of the Dead"
The first in a series of paintings for my Drawing & Painting class. The theme I chose for the 4 paintings I'm to do is 'death as seen in varying cultures". I already did the grim reaper, but I'm not very happy with it. Next up - an Egyptian Mummy!
This was also my first time trying out oil paints - I like them, but they're a super hassle.
Excuse her terrible lip liner ;)
(All work copyrighted to Katia Engell)
I have fallen head first into art & school. It's hectic, sometimes frustrating, but so satisfying and fun too!