Sunday, December 6, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Here is the finished Children's Book Illustration. I like it, but I think at some point in the near future I will try to tweak some parts of it. I'd like to get my class critique first though.
Monday, November 23, 2009
One of the things you have to do Senior Year at Ringling is make a Self portrait for the Senior Illustration Show's poster. I decided to do mine in pixels, since I'm pretty much the only artist in the senior class that uses pixel art in his work. It should hopefully put me apart from the crowd.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
My first acrylic painting in almost 2 semesters. One thing that I will always love about digital stuff is the ability to mirror the image as you work on it, so you can see discrepancies with the symmetry of a face. You can't do that with a painting, and it shows here. Her eyes are not symmetrical and it really bugs me. I didn't even realize it until I scanned it to put it on here. Other than that, I'd say I like it. I'm having a lot of fun using these bright color pallets and the fiery dragons were pretty cool to do to.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
So this is the rough of my next piece. I wanted to do a product advertisement, but make it alot of fun. Eventually the girl's hair will become chinese dragons spitting fire (Ramen's spicey, get it?) This'll be my first painting in awhile, so lets hope I can pull it off!
Monday, October 19, 2009
My newest piece for illustration. I wanted to do a pixel piece again, but I had no idea how much of a challenge this thing was going to become. I had to go back and forth between Photoshop and MS Paint, which was ridiculously time consuming. At some point, I'm going to learn a faster way to do this. MS paint is fine for individual sprites, but not for a full fledged finish.
Done in MS Paint, and Photoshop CS4
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Sooo...it's way too early in the morning to figure out if this thing is perfect...but I've been working on finishing it for about 8 hours straight. Just sent it to print, hoping to get into a very important gallery with it. I like it, but I can't help that nagging feeling that I've forgotten somethings.
Done in Adobe Illustrator.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
So I realized that I don't have any oil paintings up just yet. I went back and dug through some to see which ones I liked. Oils really are my least favorite of mediums, but I do like these at least.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
My first piece of my Senior year! I don't really know how I feel about it yet, it'll take some time to figure out if I like it or not. It's certainly one of my most ambitious pieces with the reflections and extreme foreshortening. It was a lot of work getting the drawing right.
Adobe Illustrator CS4
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Sorry for it being a bit fuzzy when it gets blown up, but this is the first draft of my Business Card. I'm sure that my prof's will have loads of things to change about it, but I'm really quite happy with it thus far.
Done in roughly an hour with MSPaint. Haha.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Piece inspired by my personal hell, involving Grecian mythological beasts dressed as sports figures, chasing me down a football field. I had alot of fun with the characters in this one! Done in Adobe Illustrator CS3.
A mock up comic book cover using original characters. Its an older painting at this point, but I still like certain aspects of it. Acrylic on Illustration board.
This piece was supposed to be a portrait of J.R.R. Tolkien. I used elements of the author and not his actual likeness. Overall, its a weak execution because of the lack of obvious details I could have put in, but I enjoy the composition. Pen and Ink finished in Photoshop CS3
In my free-time I've been working on an 8-bit independent video game. I decided to try my hand at making a cover for it. Certain parts of this work, others don't, namely the reflection of the planet and snake in the visor. I'll probably come back to this one at some point and touch it up before I release the game.
Although not my strongest painting, I still like the idea behind this one. I decided to make Britney both a puppet as well as a puppeteer. If you take the time to look, you might see some interesting details. Acrylic Painting on Illustration board.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
My first major piece in Illustrator, this piece depicts a battle between three dimensional video game characters and two dimensional ones. It has some issues with composition, but was a great learning experience.
Although technically lacking in many places, this was my first painting I was ever really proud of. Depicting a child's viewpoint of what they're playing on that tiny Gameboy screen, we have an epic battle of 8-bit proportions going on in his head. My biggest issue with this piece is Mario's pose, but considering this painting is nearly three years old at this point I'm okay with a few small problems. Acrylics on Illustration Board.