Monday, September 30, 2013

Halloween puzzle for Chickadee Magazine

Puzzle for the October issue of Canadian magazine Chickadee. A lot of details, textures and patterns to make this hunted house!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Funny Lice

I did an illustration for the July issue of Revista Saúde about a new treatment for lice.When the designer first offered me the assignment, I asked her if I could draw a funny lice, because lice are so disgusting that they at least have to be funny (that's what I think). I'm happy to say she said yes to that, and once again I felt so grateful for being an illustrator, doing something that I honestly love and that allows me to have this kind of amusing professional conversation! I don't have the image of the magazine page but here it goes:

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Ask Magazine

Here's an illustration I did for Ask Magazine, an art and science magazine for kids from Cricket Publishing Group. Interesting magazine, with lots of cool articles and illustrations. I had to draw a diagram showing the layers of construction that a green roof requires for an article about green roofs and living walls ( I love these names). Hopefully in a not so distant future we will have much more buildings carrying those oasis that can provide lots of benefits to people and urban wildlife alike. We will live in city jungles!

Monday, July 15, 2013

New promo mailer

Got inspired by my swimming dreams, where I just swim outside the water seeing everything from above. Already started sending those to my clients and potential clients.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Québec en Clichés

Here's a catalog the Association of Illustrators from Quebec produced this year to share the work of some of its members. The theme was the clichés people often associate with Quebec. Mine was "skidoo", which is a mix between a sled and a jet ski, created here to help Quebeckers face all the snow we have here. Take a look at a pdf for the entire book. Also, this book was directed for the children's publishing market.

And those are different clichés from other illustrators that I like a lot:

 Raton Laveur by Christine Battuz

 Ruelle by Josée Bisaillon

 Ours Polaire by Annick Gaudreault

Color and Brush

Monday, April 1, 2013

Chita Collection

Inspired by a kind of traditional fabric of Brazil called chita or chitão. Chita is a part of our cultural identity, and I love the bold mix of colors and flowers.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Hero Dog

Illustration for Best Health Magazine about how dogs and cats can be blood donors for other pets in need.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

João Ganhão

Here's a book I illustrated and designed for a Brazilian publishing house called Fino Traço Editora. The book was written by Maurilo Andreas and tells the story of a little boy who has serious angry management issues until he falls in love and everything changes. Love is the answer ♥

Friday, March 8, 2013

The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design graduate!

Now I'm a graduate from ABSPD. It was of great value for me, both creatively and  also concerning the business side of being a pattern designer. One of the best things of doing this e-course is connecting with a lot of designers and share information, thoughts, feelings and so on. We now have a very supportive group that is constantly in touch. Below I would like to share one of my patterns and also the work of some of my fellow designers. Now it's time to go for it!

 That's mine!

Mel Pope