June 26, 2010


    I was going to print this today and be done with it but the place where I get my prints done closes early on Saturdays.  I wasn't planning on posting this until Monday after I turned it in but I figured I could use a day to let it sit and perhaps get a few critiques/comments. That way, if I decide to change anything I can get up early on Monday before I print and make the last minute corrections. So, that being said, Please comment!

June 23, 2010

Au revoir mon amour...

     I'm finally done with the first of my sadness themed illustrations. I've had a lot of fun with this one! It's not due until next Monday but I figure I'll post it and see what kind of feedback I can get before then. Comments welcome!

June 18, 2010

Sorrow/Sadness Sketches

     In my Illustration class we have the theme of sorrow or sadness. I've chosen to illustrate two separate ideas. The first is a conceptual piece and I'm not going to tell you what it's about because I want to see if you can guess it's theme or what concept I'm trying to illustrate. I'd like to see what you guys think it's about! My second idea is pretty straight-forward. Two fishes are separated at the store and the beautiful one has been bought and they must say their "adieus".

Keep in mind these are still in the rough stage. Comments are always welcome!

June 6, 2010

Canson Paper Drawing

     I thought that I would venture outside of my normal posts and show something non-digital. For one of my drawing classes we set up still lifes and drew them on canson paper with charcoal and white oil paint. My still life is deceptive though. I say still life because in reality I was drawing a mannequin head with a beanie and goggles on. But I guess it should be classified as a portrait instead. Oh well. I took this picture with my iPhone because I don't currently have a camera. So the quality is a little poor. Sorry!

June 3, 2010


     This is the concept that started the entire series in the first place. I had alot of fun with the series as a whole but this was probably one of my favorites.

Polar Bears

     Polar bears just seem happy to begin with. It wasn't much of a stretch for my imagination for me to give them smug expressions. Don't stand too close, you might get wet!


     While painting this image I learned that flamingos get their colorfullness from the food that they eat. Without it they are a pasty greyish-blue color. You learn all kinds of interesting things as an artist. I like the richness of the colors on this one.


     This illustration probably changed the most throughout the entire process. I believe this is the fourth variation of the concept. As with all my projects I would have like to spend a few more hours on this but, who knows if it will ever happen. All-in-all I'm happy with where it ended up. Baboons (or Mandrills) have the most ridiculous butts of any animal I've ever seen. And the most colorful as well.