Sunday, April 28, 2013

Venus Fly Trap

My goal on this piece was to illustrate the deadly sin of "lust" conceptually. Concept Illustration has  been hard for me but I think this piece turned out nicely. (Not to mention that it could make a good children's book illustration about a fly too).

Friday, April 26, 2013

Boy Meets Girl

So here it is, the final from my acrylic painting class. The project was to do a city scape or landscape that was keyed with a cool color and something warm in the front. Of course that sounded a little boring to me so I decided I wanted to tell a story. Let me know what you think :)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Spring 2013 Semester

This semester is just getting over and it has been a fantastic one! I feel like I've been pushed so much in all of my studio classes and have done so much work that I have really improved within these last few months. I've been posting pieces from my Digital Painting class taught by Will Terry, but this other class has also pushed me hard. It's a lower division class: Media and Techniques 2 taught by the infamous Perry Stewart.

Perry gave us a ton of homework this semester (like he does every semester)-- 4 paintings a week, a minimum of 2 hours spent on each. Usually they were heads and took more than 2 hours. But you can definitely see my improvement. The semester before I took "Head Painting" and you can tell that my heads this semester are a lot better than the ones from last semester. You can see those here: and here: . The pieces in this post are all done in acrylic. I'll post my final for the class a little later when I have it completely finished.

I feel like these are my pivotal pieces; the pieces where I recognized I was getting better. So without further ado, here are my pieces: the older ones are at the end of the post and the more recent at the beginning:
High Key 

Low Key

Painting on a collage of materials
 This one isn't great, I know that, but everyone in the class decided to do a painting of Perry. It was pretty awesome so I decided to post mine :)

Anne Hathaway

Jaslene: Winner of ANTM Arbitrary Color

 Amanda Seyfried Caricature.


Drybrush on Napthol Red background


Flat shapes with circles to soften edges

Ron Weasley, only painting the shadows

Flat value, hard edges

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Happy Easter!

This is a little late for Easter, but hey Easter's the season too right? But we know (adults, or at least we think) that the Easter Bunny might not really be exactly what we think he is. Imagine, every time you ever sat on his lap or when you put your child on his lap...Is that really a bunny? Anyway, HAPPY EASTER!!!