This is only the beginning and there is a lot more to come!

I can't believe we are at the end of May already and that I couldn't find a moment to write on my blog until this evening. I am really good at managing my time and I have to say that it has been an exceptionally busy year so far. I started 2016 with a teaching load of three classes. Back in December, I was afraid of the idea, since I have never taught that many classes in a term. My university students were amazing and I enjoyed sharing my knowledge with them. In return, I had the opportunity to mark amazing projects and I have decided to share some of them with you. 

The project below is a book cover created by Jamie Craig (@mellowkittehh) for the DES 496 illustration class at the University of Alberta. 

DES 496 University of Alberta - Book cover illustration by Jamie Craig

DES 496 University of Alberta - Book cover illustration by Jamie Craig

DES 496 University of Alberta - Book cover illustration by Jamie Craig

DES 496 University of Alberta - Book cover illustration by Jamie Craig

'Steal like and artist'
Below is an illustration inspired by @mengju and created by Song Park. The objective of this mini project was for the students to create an original illustration inspired by an artist of their choice without copying them.

DES 496 University of Alberta - illustration by Song Park

DES 496 University of Alberta - illustration by Song Park

As a variation, the students had to choose a masterpiece and illustrate it in the style of the artist of their choice. Below is the work of Marie Espenido who based her illustration style on Juan Carlos of Jotaka Illustration

DES 496 University of Alberta - illustration by Marie Espenido

DES 496 University of Alberta - illustration by Marie Espenido

Also, I wanted to share one of the numerous animated .gifs we created in February. Nikolina Mileusnic is the author of this funny one. 

DES 496 University of Alberta - illustration by Nikolina Mileusnic

DES 496 University of Alberta - illustration by Nikolina Mileusnic

Finally, because so many great projects were created this past 5 months, I didn't want to include them all in a single post. I am preparing some more for you to keep up with my 'fabulous' creative life. À bientôt!