Friday, December 16, 2011


Finally it is the end of the semester! This was one of my final for my Illustration class--one of the last finals I had this semester. I have never had such a release of stress like I had at the end of this semester. It was hard but still I learned SO much. The assignment for this final was to create a comic style narrative. I chose one of my favorite poems by Shel Silverstein to illustrate:

I made myself a snowball
as perfect as can be
I thought I'd keep it as a pet
and let it sleep with me

I made it some pajamas 
and a pillow for its head
then last night it ran away
but first it wet the bed

I painted this piece with acrylic on 140 weight hot press watercolor paper. It was a complete new experience for me, one because I'd never used hot press watercolor paper, never used acrylic on watercolor, and never used ink with paint. One of my instructors, Will Terry, is an amazing illustrator and he told us how he uses acrylic on hot press watercolor paper and when it warps he's able to roll the paper without disturbing the paint. I really wanted to experiment with this idea, and though I knew my illustration class was not the best place to experiment it was one of the last assignments I had so I did. Let me know what you guys think!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Illustration of Work

I was given the assignment to show how something is made or done. The first thought I had was a sandwich falling together--since working in a sandwich shack was my first summer job. There is no visible person in this piece and maybe that's to show how monotonous sandwich making (or any job for that matter) can get. It eventually can be done without a second thought. This piece was done in acrylic on illustration board.