This Sunday, September 9 at 11:00, Ragini Michaels will present a FREE Teleseminar featuring 16 of the 26 illustrations I created to help her explain her strategy for achieving happiness and peace of mind as described in her recent book Unflappable. (I posted a blog about my sumi illustrations in that book on May 19, 2012). Here are some examples of my NEW stylized “stick figure” characters acting out their tensions both antagonistically and as a creative dynamic as they struggle to resolve their quite unresolvable dilemmas. These illustrations are quite different from the book artwork as they are totally created as vector art for the web in Adobe Illustrator.
Each concept is formatted with a boxed heading labeling the issue category that we may be struggling with. We fluctuate between polar opposite feelings that are stated by the text that makes up the character’s torsos. Antagonistic expressions of the tensions have jagged bases labeled “dilemma”, while the Creative Dynamic Tension expressions have a rounded base with the “dilemma” label. The polar pair characters are made of one rounded character and one angular character, also distinguished by tone. Here’s another simpler set:
You can see that I had fun with colors, fonts and vector art while creating these illustrations. It was also fun working with Ragini to figure out what sort of actions the characters might be doing. Here’s a set just in time for football season:
Tune into Ragini’s Free Teleseminar on Sunday to see the rest of these illustrations. It will be fun for me to see them in use and perhaps we can all find more enlightenment, happiness and insight for dealing with our inner tensions.