Tuesday, September 30, 2008

there will be snacks

well i guess i can post my sketchbook too. I mean...it's such a good sketchbook and all.

not really.

but it's different.

and gooey.

let me just get a spoonful here...


something a little less mealy:

I did this poster on less than 24 hours notice so....yeah!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

-My- crappy work and stuff

Jimmy has seen these, which makes it partially boring, but:

Digital finish for Mark's class. I don't have a picture or scan of the finished watercolor piece...I'm so lazy.

Tentative sketch for the silly "describe yourself with one word" self portrait assignment. I think that I might do the finished b/w sketch with brushed ink and some washes. Ehhh.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

crappy poster and stuff

yeah so heres my crappy poster and stuff.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


This is how cool I am:
I don't have a scanner, so I'm going to comfortably hide behind that excuse, and offer it up to you boys as an explanation for my lack of participation as of late.

It feels a bit silly now, considering that you both have seen most of what I've been doing these days, but I feel the need to put things on here. I need to. So here it goes:

This is my finished (although it still needs revisiting) Aesop's Fable illustration. I do plan on adding some of that darker purple around the mouth of the cave to define the interior/exterior, but I still think that it's a bit odd-looking. It's probably that dark line work on the trees and fox, isn't it?

Finished sketches for Mark's "Power of Light/Personal Blahblah" assignment. Surprisingly, I decided to illustrate the connection between my appreciation of art as well as science. Since we had to employ descriptive or illustrative light, I chose to go the old trump l'oeil route. It's simple, I suppose. I much prefer the first one, but we've got to bring both to finish, so ...we'll see.

skbook004 skbook001
I'm really starting to enjoy drawing like this. It's good to be forced into it...I usually find life drawing to be too intimidating. Now I'm just having fun trying to draw funny kid postures and people's lumpy heads.

OMG. This was such a pain to put together...Jimmy had to take me through the babysteps of getting that grassy shape married to a watercolor swatch that I'd scanned in. Hooey. I suck at Photoshop. I did all of the components by hand (just look at that bottom text..) and brought them together digitally. It's not exactly what I was hoping to achieve, but it's 3:30am, and I'm still running on the high I felt after figuring out the clipping mask thing on my own for those pieces of furniture.
This one made me think of you a lot, Travis. For two stupidly obvious reasons. :)

I'm going to go pass out over here now.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Oh duh, I forgot this. It's a cover I did for a friend's zine
This issue is about word origins.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Ok now, some sketches fo' yall.

Rough line sketch for Children's Book Illustration. From the Fable of the old lion:

and a color sketch?...

And two thumbnails for mark's class

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

gosh guys I made a picture
it's not finished and sorry for the sloppy photograph (the color are more vibrant in person)
I will probably paint like a van gogh self portrait kind of background with all those flickering textures and add some more things (feathers, katydids) to spice it up and also get rid of that thing in the middle which is supposed to be an orange but looks like a big eyeball 
but this is how it looks now

the assignment was to paint an album cover, I chose Animal Collective's Sung Tongs
I'm still working on incorporating dimensionality into my work and I think I'm getting closer to making it successful
It feels a little disjointed or scattered and I want to figure out some way to mesh the elements better. I think what helps is when I just have many many small elements to help give the bigger pieces kind of a textural cushion, if that makes any sense. But oh my it just takes so much time. This assignment was to make an 18x24 painting that took about six or so hours. I made mine 9x12 and it took me 17 hours.

I would love your thoughts and would love to see what you two have been working on so far

I get the feeling that Parsons teachers don't take their students very seriously, the critique we had was a joke. The teacher kept interrupting crits of student's pieces to talk about other pieces on the wall that he liked better. The thing is that nobody else seems to notice or care so I wonder if it's just me. Oh well, I am just trying to do the best that I can and I think it's making me more self-directed if anything.