Saturday, April 21, 2012

For one of my finals this semester we were supposed to do 3 of something. There were no rules we could choose what to do, but the subject matter should relate. I have been wanting to do something with the circus for a long time now and as soon as this assignment was given to us at the beginning of the semester I knew what I wanted to do. I wanted to do A Circus Sideshow! At first my ideas were really out there and honestly, a little morbid. I was going to do the Bearded Lady hanging by her beard but then I went and met the REAL BEARDED LADY at a lecture she was giving at UVU! She was so boisterous and happy, not sad or self conscious at all like I would have thought a woman with a beard would be. After seeing her I wasn't happy with my ideas. So I changed them. After lots of thumbnails and thinking and composing here is what I came up with...what do you think?
The Illustrated Man
The Fortune Teller
The Two Headed Twins


This is a series I did for my Painting 2 class. We are supposed to mimic different styles of art through out the paintings. Each one is the same subject matter--the same photo reference. I have never painted like this before but I have to try everything at least once. The first one is Impressionistic
This one is the same turtle but a little more abstracted
And finally this one is so abstract you cannot even tell what the subject matter is...can you tell?

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Copyright Infringement (c)

This was an assignment for one of my classes at UVU. It's ballpoint pen on illustration board. We could choose our subject matter between a car, a closet, or a refrigerator and anything/everything inside of them. With this kind of power to choose of course I chose the sweetest, most sugary, most delicious food in our refrigerator. This is the first time I've done ballpoint pen, but I really wanted it to turn out super well! I think I succeeded...for the most part :)