Thursday, December 17, 2009

"A day in the Life"

Second-year Illustration students at Sint Lucas Antwerpen, Karel de Grote-Hogeschool, Antwerp, Belgium and the Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida have been given a common assignment:

‘A Day in a Life’ (or ‘Report of a Day’)

- Make a report of several aspects of your daily life in 5-8 sequences.
- Show some of the following aspects:
~your room, house, the ‘shelter’, cocoon you live in, breakfast, sharing space,
~the way to school, means of transport, the surroundings
~in school: classrooms, library, cafeteria, teachers, fellow students, furniture,
~meals, food habits, etc.
~activities after school: sports, music, dancing, caf├ęs, walking, swimming, hobbies,
~friends, family.
- Items may be figures or objects, or a combination of both.
- The format will depend upon your concept. Approximately 18 x 24 inches
(45 x 75 cm.), but it can also be a long horizontal or vertical shape.
- Any media

Monday, December 7, 2009


last project was supposed to be quirky and fun soooo . . .

Greetings from Endor

Illustration 1 project, postcards

These are the finished product for the Postcard project . . . It is acrylic on Ill board

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Matte Medium Transfers

This is a process involving matte medium, clear gesso and a simple drawing of vegetables. The Matte medium is applied to attach the drawing to the surface, and the clear gesso is used for textures that will be applied during the painting process.

The first is a finished product for the texture assignment, used in acrylic on mat board

Monday, November 23, 2009


Here is the finished pencil drawing before I transfer it to scratchboard

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Acrylics Project

This is the finished Pencil Drawing for my acrylics project

Its a warthog :)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Oil Rub 2

This was my portrait for an Oil Rub

It is based on a photo of Johnny Depp as Sweeney Todd

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Oil Rubs

The oil rub technique is a fixed pencil drawing with a raw sienna rub of oil paint over it

It is then colored with colored pencil

And a light acrylic color with gesso is used for the highlights

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Drawing class

These are pieces that I made for Drawing class, using a variety of different materials. From Charcoal, to grayscale pens, conte, to India ink with a stick

Secondary Stages of Process for Music Poster

Okay, so this is phase 2 of the process work for illustration, the thumbnail has been decided upon, the necessary variations have been made.

Now, we get into the actual drawing itself

First, all of the elements of the piece are photo-collaged into place
Then a contour study is made, just to get a rough idea for placement and where the piece is headed

The finished line drawing isn't a finished work at all but a semi-resolved piece that will serve as ground zero for the finished product. Thus, a contour drawing is made on tracing paper on top of that, to alter elements, shift positioning of things like the bubbles, grass and butterflies, and then it is taken to the actually FINISHED line drawing

Final Watercolors

After 12 studies

These are the last two watercolor pieces from the assignment.

The one on the left is the one that I am handing in for the critique

Monday, October 12, 2009

A sketchbook from freshman year

This is an earlier sketchbook . . . just one of many many more to come

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Figuratively Speaking part 4

Latest from Figure Charcoal on Newsprint

Figuratively speaking Part 3

More stuff, just because figure is my best class, and where I achieve most of my best work i think

Figuratively speaking Part 2

More things from This years Figure class in a variety of different mediums, from Ink, Pencil, and charcoal

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Figuratively speaking


These are watercolor experiments from media class, first time actually seriously using the medium . . .

Paper cut

The objective was to use an exacto knife on a piece of cardstock to remove the positive space. The assignment consisted of transferring a drawing to tracing paper and transferring the paper to the cardstock and of course the initial cut