Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Sorry the picture isn't the greatest. I'll post a better one sometime soon. I just wanted to get it up online to show i've finished the series.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Besides the multiple intaglio prints I'm selling at Noel Night, I'm also selling these cards. I also want to print the rest of my seasons paintings on cards, but I don't know how well they'll sell since it's winter. We shall see. I still have to scan them/photograph them. Soon.
So I learned today that the Anthropologie spring internship application is due November 29th...And the summer one is due December 4th. Wonderful... I really thought I'd have more time to get my portfolio to where I want it, but no. So I'm working hardcore to get these seasons paintings onto the pictures I took of my sister! AHHHHHHH SO MUCH TO DO! Oh by the way this is winter if you couldn't guess.. and the painting is pictured also.
Monday, November 8, 2010
I finally took photos of my sister to photoshop my patterns/designs onto! This one isn't final, it was just for fun. Now I can't wait to make more patterns!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
These are some of the prints I made in intaglio to sell at Noel Night. They are hard ground etchings on a copper plate. In the version with the darker background, I did a spray paint aquatint and etched the lines a little deeper for more contrast. I think it turned out nice for my first time etching. I'm pretty excited for my next etching, it's going to be 12''x18'' and it involves a deer and hand designed type yay!
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
This is the epic painting of the epic Matt Bellamy that I've been working on since the end of summer. I took a break from finishing it but now I just need to finish the top of the guitar, add more detail to his face and one hand and maybe add some paint dripping to the bottom (think Sean Barber style). It's very different from what I've been working on for my portfolio this year, but it also shows that I'm versatile and that I am not strictly an animal/ornamentation designer. I'm pretty happy with it, I'm glad I'm leaving it "unfinished" thanks to friends and teacher's input.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Pattern number one of what will be many, for my portfolio. After three years of not knowing what direction I want to go with my illustration, I've finally figured out that I want to do surface and pattern design. I'm very excited to pursue this avenue with my art, but i'm creating my portfolio from scratch this year, so i'm going to be very busy! But at least i know what i want to do now! Finally! :D
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
I found this while I was looking through my files. This was originally part of a larger portrait painting that I did sophomore year. I wasn't happy with the portrait but there is a part of the piece that I like...the owl figurine that I painted in the background :)
Monday, August 2, 2010
My friend Ryan had me do the logo design for his coffee shop soon to be opened in Downtown Royal Oak. The coffee shop is also where Enigma Church will be held on Sundays, in the back of the store. To learn more about The Vintage Coffee Shop and Enigma Church, visit this website: http://www.enigmachurch.com/Enigma_Church/Welcome.html This is what I came up with, and the final logo he decided on.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
My first attempt is the Jane Austen classic, "Pride and Prejudice". I decided to put the iconic Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett on the cover in a very bold way, since they are both very bold characters. I wanted their profiles to be the focus of the cover, and to show their complicated relationship in the simplest way I could think of, which was to put them face to face. I've found in researching effective book covers that the majority are simple yet eye catching. A customer browsing a bookstore only has a second for a book to catch their interest on a shelf with hundreds of choices. So this is what I came up with. The hardest part for me was the color choice and type, because I'm still hesitant when it comes to graphic design. I'm currently doing other variations of this cover as well as coming up with ideas for other novels so check back!
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
I came across this illustrator earlier this summer and I really like his style. I'm really trying to incorporate looser brushstrokes into my current paintings, it's really difficult for me because I always smooth things out and have clean edges. You should check Joshua Petker out: http://www.joshuapetker.com/
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Photoshop painting of my friend Megan June about to eat her bird Lucky :) The first image is the finished painting, the second is a screenshot of a step in the process.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I did this painting on a slice of a tree that I bought at the craft store (Thanks Jongmee for telling me about it!). It's just acrylic and a thin micro marker. I'm starting to experiment with creating more graphic style images. And I've realized I really like painting on wood.
Monday, February 15, 2010
This triptych was done for Erik Olson's Tech. 2 class. The assignment was to paint a triptych that was your interpretation of a particular song. I chose to interpret the Beatle's, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds using self portraiture. My roommate Megan Marsac is a wonderful photographer and did the reference photoshoot for me. I think the three paintings work well together without being too similar, because I wanted to work out of three different color keys. The first painting is depicting "Cellophane flowers of yellow and green, towering over your head." The second painting depicts "The girl with Kaleidoscope eyes". And the third painting is "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds."
A painting I did in Chuck Gillies's book cover illustration class first semester of junior year. The assignment was to create an illustration of a dream, or something that was dreamlike. I opted to do a dreamlike montage.