Sunday, March 29, 2009

Reporter Art Speigelman

This was a Reporter illus I did a couple weeks ago to announce Art Speigelman's (author of Maus) visit to RIT to speak. Forgot to put it up on here. Ink wash and photoshop.

Reporter "Clubs"

My most recent Illustration for the Reporter on 3 different kinds of clubs at RIT. Water-polo, women in business, and electronic-music-dance-club. My roommate Bridget gave me the idea to do cards, and I really like the result. This was a lot of fun to work on.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

1st project for digital mixed media

I'm still recovering from the all-nighter it took to pull this one off; last night! I was pleased with it this morning and it printed well, but now I'm not as sure. I'm thinking there will be changes.
Here I included some process shots. Yes, I got in the bathtub to get reference for what was supposed to be a midnight swim with the beau, and some star-gazing. It ended up looking like we were just laying down on a surface. So it started with raw reference (taken by my super helpful and cooperative roomie Bridget), followed by some photoshop manipulation to find a color scheme and to push the lighting to make it looks moonlit. Then I painted in some cell shading and used the areas as a way to select scanned-in watercolor textures. Finished up with some water photos and a nebula, and voila! A "finished" illustration... maybe. :o)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Adrian Brody, improved!

So Adrian Brody was the only one I had revised, and before I could get a scan of it, it was placed in the case. I was honored! So, the onyl image I have of the current piece is this one. He's still there to this day! I'm such a proud mama. :o)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Last quarter I took caricature! I was really stoked for this class because caricature's something I've always wanted to do but was at a total loss as to how to go about it. Here's what I came up with from the class. The mediums are grayscale prismas, photoshop as a painting medium, photoshop as a collage tool, and vector.

What do you think?

From top: The Osbournes, Chris Farley, Amy Winehouse, Adrian Brody.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Also in illustrator as journalist, I did this ballroom dance series. All the dancers are either my teachers or siblings. We all did a competition this summer. I'm hoping to break into this demographic and get commissions for paintings.

(btw, that's me! In the gold dress, with my partner/teacher from the summer, Misha.)

Empress Theodora, one cool lady

So Fall quarter of this year I took a book illustration class. I decided to do a book based on empress Theodora of the 9th century Byzantine empire. She was responsible for bringing the iconoclast to an end, and reinstating icons into Orthodox Churches. She is commemorated on the Sunday of Orthodoxy, which actually just happened week before last! Anyway, I never finished, I got too bogged down in the research. I want to finish it someday, and probably approach the illustrations with a different style. Here's what I made for the class though, besides the research.
These are done in oil paint.

Monday, March 16, 2009

3rd year: Illustrator and Journalist

Here's a vector series I did for a class illustrating Syracuse's zoo. These are some of my all-time favorite pieces, the elephant and penguin even made it into the display cases outside the illustration class room! :o)

Reporter commissions

Junior year! Time to get serious. This year I got a job with our school's magazine - REPORTER- a 32 page full color weekly mag that is completely student run. It's been a great experience, I'm learning more about editorial while also gaining experience working as a staff artist! Here's some examples of the crazy variety I get to experiment with in the editorial environment.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

...and here's sophomore work from my Dimensional Illustration, and Techniques classes.

Sophomore digital

Sophomore year I got to produce a larger quantity of illustrative art... no more weird 3D projects and figure drawings.
Here's work I did for digital.

breaking into college art

Still figuring this out. :o/

Here's my favorites from freshman year of college! :o)
This was the year I discovered (and yes, I didn't even know what it was before college) Photoshop, and Color-Aid (aka, tempramental cut paper that I adore.)

First post, art way back from 2003-2006!!

First blog.
First post!

This thing is in serious need of imagery, and since I didn't know where to start, I figured I'd show you guys where I've been before I begin updating this with things I'm working towards.
Ergo, a visual biography.

In High-School I discovered oil paint, here's some favorites.