This is the first of part 4 in my dream/nightmare series. The idea is a complete loss of power - the epitome of abandoned helplessness. I used FW acrylic ink and watercolor pencil.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
This is the first in part two of my dream/nightmare series, titled Surreal. The idea behind it was an escape to a more peaceful, beautiful, surreal world where very little was concrete or binding.
I used FW acrylic ink over a tight pencil sketch, and used a blend of watercolor pencil and ink wash for the skin.
Friday, November 8, 2013
This is an 11x14" piece about the beauty industry and its preoccupation with numbers. Most beauty companies target either the persons weight or how young they look. Whether it's the ticking of a clock or the markings on a measuring tape, many women feel in one way or another trapped by numbers at times. This piece is meant to reflect that.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
This piece is the companion to Seclusion. It is heavily based on pattern. In this instance I was experimenting with watercolor pencils for the flesh tones. The final is a mix of the pencils and ink washes mixed with them and, especially in the case of the bottom hand, washed over them.
The idea I was trying to communicate with this piece is the concept of companionship, or rather the absence of loneliness, as it is meant to contrast its companion piece, Seclusion. This idea is emphasized with more saturated colors, more light, the opening of a closed gate into something new, and the emergence of life (birds).
Monday, September 2, 2013
This is the first painting of a series titled Dreams/Nightmares. The idea behind it is that everyones base fears and pleasures are expressed via the subconscious. I have interviewed several people as to what types of dreams and nightmares they tend to have, and then boiled down those dreams into two words: one word that expresses a basic want, and one word that expresses a basic fear. The pieces are companions to each other, and when possible I will use the person interviewed as a model for the painting. This persons nightmare word was Seclusion. I'm working on the dream word for this person now, and it should be posted within the next few days.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Sunday, August 11, 2013
The below images are actually a rough draft for my final for Expressive Typography. The final is centered around the idea of mythology, and originally the illustration were going to replace several of the letters in the word mythology. The word would be typed over and over, and the illustrations would indicate the mythology of different cultures. My teacher loves graphic and simple solutions though, so we ended up taking the project in another direction (simple black and white icons inside of the letter O instead of illustrations), but I still really like this version.
Most of the illustrations fit into my little 6"x9" sketchbook, and are done with a ballpoint pen. The symmetrical illustrations such as the elephant I drew half of and then mirrored in photoshop to create a full, perfectly symmetrical illustration.
This is my final project for my Illustrative Storytelling class. The assignment was to pick a subject and create 6 illustrations that show the passage of time. The statues are painted from different angles and with changes in lighting, and there is also the addition of butterflies, which increase in number as the series goes on.
This project was done with FW acrylic inks on BFK reeves watercolor paper. The sizes for these images vary, but most of them are about 10"x15"
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013
Sunday, June 23, 2013
The following are from my Illustrative storytelling class. For the most part they are pen and ink, watercolor, or brush and ink, but micron is used a fair amount and in a few cases some digital color.
They are either paintings based on film stills or comps for our midterm (post coming soon), which is an illustration for each of the four short stories Royal Jelly, The Visitor, A Good Man is Hard to Find, and The Killers.