Tuesday, May 26, 2009

celeb practice

Sorry for the bad quality of these pictures, I'm in New Mexico visiting my brother and couldn't help but take pictures of my sketchbook using the crappy little camera on my macbook. I'm very excited to start making more celebrity illustrations and these practice sketches were really fun to do! I'm just going to hope you all can guys who they are of :)

Monday, May 18, 2009

I swear this isn't about consumerism.

For my drawing midterm I chose to sit in my car in the parking lot at work and draw. This happened to be mcdonalds because it was a color class.. and i found the faded red against the blue sky very interesting. Then our teacher wanted us to really push the same ideas from the large work and make many small ones, it was a tedious process but I love the final series. Most of them are acrylic and collage, but the last piece is a failed monotype print!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Drawing Finals

School is done and I've finally documented all my work from the whole semester. I'll probably start posting it throughout the summer and also keep up to date on what I'm currently working on. This was my final for my current drawing class which is Color and Mixed Media. I first used acrylic paint and covered it with a layer of "nupastel" chalk-ish pastels. I really enjoyed mixing the two mediums. To get the correct colors of objects it is very easy to use the nupastels in many layers of different colors. I think it's even easier than spending time mixing paint and cleaning brushes. It does have an aesthetic of its own, which I have to say I personally like only painted pieces more aestetically, but this was still a lot of fun to do, and I learned a lot about using color! I'll be posting the rest of my favorite works from the class in the future. The subject manner is very dear to me because it is the seating space of a coffee shop I've loved working at for a year now. There is a fourth piece to the series but I didn't see it as good enough to post with the others. I've never drawn a space before without figures, so having a space that I wanted to draw gave me a lot more patience with it.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

New Website!

For on of my class we had to make portfolio websites. This is the best website i've made for my art so far, except i'm still having some border issues.. anyways go take a look!
lol don't mind my ridiculous url, I'll hopefully be getting one outside of the free one from college.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Intro to Graphic Design; Check.

blogger keeps adding my pictures oddly.. but anyways this is my final for graphic design one. I ended up with two after originally doing six of them. They're for real events at the southern theater in minneapolis. I've never made a poster before, it was fun!

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