Sunday, May 30, 2010

Amber's Present

Heres a present I did just tonight. It's for my bestfriend Amber Mosher, since I'm going to her house tomorrow in NY. Haven't seen her since the beginning of last semester.

Friday, May 28, 2010

So heres a digital doodle-experiment I did. Dont ask me why I drew a creepy girl with electric hair holding a sparkly chicken with a shiny red eye. I wouldn't have an answer for ya if you did.

In other news... I've been working on a final for a children's book I've been asked to do. I just hope the client likes what I end up making!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Acrylic Expuhruhmunts

So I finally had time to do some experimenting with acrylic paints. I heard about using glue to make the paint "crack" in random areas, and I was really intrigued by the idea. I'm still trying to find out how to control it, but hopefully I'll be doing a piece with the technique soon.

I was washing my hands in the bathroom at work today when I looked at the mirror and wow... I was much darker than I remembered. I guess I've been out in the sun for awhile the past few days.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

So I'm finally back home, and I can't say how much I've missed the suburbs and the fact that the sky is actually dark at night. I'm looking forward to taking a few days and relaxing before getting back full force into working.
Up over yonder ^^ is a pic taken by Holly Maguire. It's Tom Leonard with group of acrylic minions (aka the winners of the Tom Leonard Acrylic Award for the past 3 years). From left to right is Dayoung Kim (idk if I spelled that right), Tom Leonard, Stephanie Engel with her sparkle shirt, and myself.

I will be uploading my independent study pieces as a group soon, but right now I need me some volleyball!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Octo Wave

This was a quick octopus piece I did for Tim O'brien. It was the last assignment and I bought a couple of mediums to try out.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

So here's a collaboration between Steph Engel and myself... except I'm doing a bad job coloring it, so Ima start ova. She decided to be bored so I told her to sketch something in my sketchbook.
Here's a piece for Tim Gough. We had to do a spread (Title page and spot illustration) for this article about guns, drugs, and money. No sex (surprisingly). I'm pretty sure 99 percent of my class (Jon Laing being the 1%) had such a rough time coming up with ideas for this project since we all thought our work would not fit. In the end (after 209384203943 sketches) me and my classmates found solutions that were unique to us and made the illustrations work. It was a good feeling for me, and I'm glad Tim pushed us to do this assignment.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

First Target Market piece I did for Mark Tochett. Wizard of Oz. This was.... my third attempt for the same piece? hahahhaa... I tried painting on wood, then I tried acrylics, but apparently the best solution was.... DIGITAL!

Another Wizard of Oz piece, but for Tim O'brien. This is the first time I tried digitally collaging a bunch of drawings so that it is easier to play around with the design. I can say that I'm finally DONE with doing Wizard of Oz illustrations hahahahah. How many total is that? 3? If you count the redone ones then its 5.
This is also for Tim O'brien. The assignment was "Shadow". He's a big fan of one-word assignments that leave lots of room for open-endedness (yes I know thats not a word). He has taught me much more than I thought. After first semester I felt like I had learned nothing and just got worse in terms of picture-making, but I have been beginning to realize how much of what he has taught is seeping into the way I think about a piece. It's really odd, yet exciting.
On the left: My final Target Market Illustration for Mark Tochett. It's the Tin Man from Wizard of Oz! Why are there 50 bazillion wolves about to get chopped by his 4 axes? Cuz thats what happened in the original! At least, the one I read.
On the right: Tarzan for Tim O'brien. I really like how everything came out, EXCEPT Tarzan. I wish I could just take him out and put "TARZAN" in big hand-done type right above the elephant. Can you find the little birdie?

I posted these two together for a reason (besides the fact that they are on the same page because I set it up that way to print); they are a deviation (did I use that word correctly?) from my usual color-scheme, which is blue.. and.... blue.... and more blue.... as seen below VV
Here is an in-class assignment we had to do for Mark Tochett. We had been given several assignments to choose from and illustrate, so I picked the one about unhealthy relationships. It was funny how this project probably took the least time for me to do, yet Mark said it was probably the strongest piece I did for him all year.

So today was quite the day... I sure hope the rest of the week is the same.
So I finally decided to update my blog for the first time in forever after talking to my friend Steph. This year has been hectic, moreso that I thought it would be. I remember coming into Junior year here at Uarts and thinking to myself that I was not going to let it get me down, but at the end of first semester I almost felt like quitting. Luckily I stuck it out, and im happy I did. I guess things will get worse before they get better.
I will start off with an album cover I did this semester for my Design class. It was taught by Tim Gough (who is awesome, by the way... The sophomores who are taking section 1 are lucky to be taking his class 2nd semester next year). This version of the art does not have any of the text in it, except for the hand done text.Back