Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Portrait of Jensine

This is a portrait I'm working on of Jensine. I've been working a lot on the face and need to work on everything else a lot more. I'm not sure if I like working with oil, but I'm progressing.

Some Paintings

Here are some paintings from this semester and last semester.

Once again, sorry for the poor photo quality. The top is a still life. The bottom is a child soldier for a "Sad Picture" assignment.

Conceptual Portrait

Sorry about the horrible photo quality. This was a conceptual portrait for Yuko Shimizu's class.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Anatomy of a tortoise.

My first etching, I drew the transmission first then put the tortoise around it. A steady, controlled acceleration could be the reason why the tortoise beat the hare. 


One of my first etchings. I have a more refined, aquatinted print of this that I'll post soon.



A house. A tree. Clouds. And a horizon line.

Here's one of the images I used to complete an assignment "A house, a tree, clouds and a horizon line" for Yuko Shimizu's Principles of Illustration class. This one is cut paper. I have a small collection of various papers with different colors, textures, and patterns that I used to make this.


An attempt at tri-colour.

Fahrenheit 451: Mechanical Hounds

Another assignment for Sam Weber's. I chose to illustrate the mechanical hounds from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. The hounds are described to have spider legs, a syringe, and a flamethrower (I'm pretty sure). It's been a while since I read the book. The top is a sketch to just work out the idea and experiment with a tighter wash for the head while using a bold, expressive mark for the fur and body. I plan to refine the final piece. 

I also picture the final as a wrap around book cover with the head on the front and body on the back of the book.

More Sketchbook Pages

Some more sketches. 

Samurai Sketches and Final

The top three images are studies for the final at the bottom. This was for Sam Weber's ink techniques class. I wanted to experiment with contrast and dry brush techniques. The middle two images are bamboo studies where I tried to use a more expressive mark.

Some Sketchbook Pages

Here are some sketchbook pages that amuse me. More crab, a bat called "need blood." that I made a while ago. I'll post the original need blood. soon.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Carbon Footprints

So these are more old pictures from last year. This was for a sculpture project called Drawing Machine. I replicated the crankshaft of an engine that has paw print stamps on the ends of the pistons. Ideally, you turn the crank and the machine stamps a pile of paper.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Salt The Bean The Crab

Another assignment for Sam Weber's ink technique class. This is possibly one of my favorite images that I've made this year. In the sketches there are crabs harvesting beans and climbing on a giant bean. I'll be sure to scan those in.


This was for Sam Weber's Silhouette project. I just realized that I haven't scanned any sketches in. This is the final. I thought that it would be cool if the maze was on the Minotaur.

Inch by Inch

So, these were for Amy Wilson's drawing class last year. The assignment was to recreate a children's book. I chose to do Inch by Inch.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Jensine, http://www.whatwouldjensinedraw.blogspot.com/, and I made this at the end of last semester. It's a dinosaur, Aaron Burr, who goes around the country/world and gets to the big city. The song is Darla by Why? Enjoy!

So you have a blog...

Well, I have a blog now. I guess I better figure out how to put stuff on it.