Sunday, April 18, 2010

Mid-century Charm

I love vintage, in my life and in my pictures. This is an illustration for an article from an in-flight magazine about commuter marriages. To make it more fun to draw and to use the mid-century climate of marital idealism to serve my concept, I set my picture in 1966. 

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Theatre Poster

My final project last semester for Jeff Pike's Illustrating Texts class. This was a major breakthrough in working process and media handling. Why is it that I've been making watercolor paintings for as long as I've been able to hold a brush, but I just got enough control over it to make satisfying illustrations starting five months ago? Because that's when Pike convinced me to invest in quality paper and bigger brushes. I figured out that once you reach a certain level of skill and understanding of your media, the quality of materials you're using becomes crucial to achieving a quality finish to your images. 

Friday, April 16, 2010

I stink at Blogging

Now that my senior seminar project is finished, bound, turned in and presented to the public, it must be time to make a new blog post. As it turns out, I no longer like most of the work I produced last semester, (hopefully because I'm getting better,) so disregard my earlier post that stated I would post more work from that semester.

Here's a project for John Hendrix's Narrative Sketchbook class. The picture implies a narrative through the juxtaposition of one each of the following: man, woman, dog, lizard (my drawn-from-a-bag muse) and banana. 

I fought my tendency to work in local colors—and lots of them—in this piece and I think it really paid off.

Here is the project just completed for the same class, an ambiguous book jacket assignment for a made-up title and author. The character in the jar is inspired by my character design for Boo Radley of To Kill a Mockingbird for a previous project (photos of the 3-d product coming soon!)