Sunday, October 24, 2010

Good Man

So the word for this week is "afterwards". This is a book cover (front and back). The story is about a family that is murdered by a criminal on the loose. I wanted to hide as many things in this piece as I could (the butterfly, which is found in the back cover instead of the front, the hand, the arm, and the idea). This scene on the cover is at the end, where the (spoiler!) grandmother dies.

My concept is "something good that can come out of something bad". In the story, the grandmother is portraiyed as a terrible person, but right before she is shot she demonstrates some goodness in her, so I chose to show that concept through color and the way I composed things. The hat is supposed to look like a halo, and the cropping of the arm is symbolic of the crucifixion pose. Dead leaves are well... pretty self explanatory. I decided to hide the arm by making the front a road and flattening it out (suggested by Alexi Fisk). I thought it was a great idea so I ran with it.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Halloween Card for Bob Byrd

The front cover for my Halloween card project in Bob Byrd's class.

The inside will have an illustration of a bunch of monster hands reaching for candy, and it will say "Hands off my candy!"

Sunday, October 10, 2010

2nd attempt at the passion

Heres my piece for Ralph's class on Tuesday. I must have traced text 3948734 times, and now my desk is a pile of tracing paper that will all be pinned up during the crit as a testament to how bad I am with text.

White shapes-not part of the poster

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010


We had to do a portrait of an inventor with his invention for Tim Bower, and I didn't want to do a portrait of a real person, so here is my way around the assignment.