Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas

My present to Mom:

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It's our house, by the way

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Hey, wait...

I still exist too!

My work has been a bit crumby as of late, but I've been fulfilling assignments, I suppose:

Part of Matt's final: a spot illustration for a National Geographic article about Alfred Russel Wallace.


Potential layout for a portfolio site. I think that I'll put it up...it couldn't hurt.


The finish for Mark's final, an illustration for the quote, "Why's it so hard to be like the rest of the flock, Jon?"



Jimmy's birthday present.


KokoDoggie.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

a bigger version here

the fish in the upper right is labeled "walel"
the hummingbird in the lower left is labeled "harmonicas"
I'm labeled "hibernation"

i um finally finished something

i wanted to wait until i could take a better picture without such sloppy lighting
but in the meantime, it looks like this

clear!

Guys...this blog needs some defibrillation.
I'll do my best to resuscitate it with some end-of-semester finals




and a remodeled website

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Re-Vision

Just pretend that last post never happened, here's a revision:

Saturday, November 22, 2008

I'm not dead.

As far as I know, at least...

I always feel so silly about posting things that Jimmy has already seen, but I'll go ahead and put some stuff up for Travis's benefit.

"When I'm Old," a zine by MissSaraMichelleWood:

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Matt had us do a bit of zine work...mine obviously has a very simple, fluffy theme, and I had some fun with the construction. Lace paper is the best, and I wish that I could just drape it over everything that I do. Mmmm.
In terms of revision, I already know that I'd like to lighten up the value to play up the sensibility of the pencil. Printouts make everything so dark and scary. Also, I'll be tracing those rounded boxes I've put over the text, so that I can keep the pencil thing going, as well as generally soften the look.

Here are a couple of color studies done for Mark's class:


It's to be an illustration of the quote, "Why is it so hard to be like the rest of the flock, John?"
I know that I have looooaaaaads of revisions to make, so just trust me when I say (hopefully) that it'll be vastly improved by next week.

Oh, and here are a few photos of Jimmy being cute:
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He's fun to photostalk.

Anyway...the end. I'm tired.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

Why not...

...post some sketches?
I'm in a particularly "unfinished" mood anyhow.
Sara's had her say of them so these are all you, Trav.



Saturday, November 1, 2008

La di da, di da di dum, 'tis Autumn

And I don't have very much to show for it.

Let's see...work...work...

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Jimmy and I made a Jack-o-Lantern, but it has since died. It was lovely for a time, though.

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Matt Curtius had us design book jackets...so here's mine. We had this short story, along with another one called "City of Clowns" by Daniel Alarcón to chose from. Measuring everything was surprisingly difficult.




Pencil pencil pencil! My right hand has been stained grey lately.
Remember that model, Travis? How could you not...I sort of liked those two, despite the boring poses. The second is a piece that I did for Roger Roth, who held a Halloween drawing contest this past week. Jimmy's was obviously a bit more fun and active, but I had a good time trying to get the creep factor going. Old family portraits are always so spooky. The last is a particularly boring drawing for a particularly boring assignment: draw a landscape that has some sort of personal meaning behind it. *Yawn* This is from some reference that I shot back in July at the park, and basically chose it because it has just the right amount of depth and aerial perspective, as well as a dose of personal connection. Anyway. Can you see why I haven't really been posting stuff?

l & c poster sketch
This is what I'll be working on today. A fictional assignment from the National Library Association or some such nonsense. Roger wanted us to choose a figure from American history, so I chose two, my homeboys from 1804, Lewis and Clark. We'll see how it turns out. I still have a couple of amendments to make to the drawing itself, so yeah. More on this later.

Happy November!
Grasshopper says hi.