Tuesday, September 30, 2008

You will find something

another concept for "You will find something.  It may be important."  ink and colored in photoshop.

one of the concepts for the fortune, "You will find something.  It may be important."
colored in photoshop.

Fortune Concepts

Clockwise from left:

1) Girl reaching for cupcake on tower of cupcakes. Possibly changing the head to something weirder than a girl head.

2) Devil eating victims, little girl style.

3) Boy choosing the right drawer.

My fortune was "When the moment comes, take the top one."

if: packed


I liked this IF and wanted to post my solution to it. Watercolour and pen.

Monday, September 29, 2008



man with many fingers! 
16 i thinks.
opportunity is the ability to be the greatest pianist in the world!
egg is the piano.
month is july.


drawing and photoshop.

Saturday, September 27, 2008


Island drawing for Illustration Friday 2 weeks ago. Something about it bothers me (other than the shitty pasting), I think the anatomy's off somewhere.


haha! My brother wants a colored print for his birthday 

Friday, September 26, 2008


My "Beast Piece", looks a little darker than how it printed.
deadline for the beast competition was prolonged till the 31st of oct.

illustration friday

another idea for clique:


Thursday, September 25, 2008


Medusa is nourished

This is my final Medusa. I am happy with the realistic/fantasy place it took me to. I wanted her skin to be bloody-red. I added more texture/slight-waves to the water; more gleaming highlights. A mouse on a leg of a chair, a mouse in the edge of the water, about to meet it's fate with a dragon looking serpent, a mousy entering the plane in the foreground, also about to disappear, and Medusa's hair comes in and out of the composition.

But the actual image does not actually look so contrasty, but I like it better this way, i think. I took a photo, didn't scan, so there's some glare- but I kind of like that beam of light from the top. My studies are to the left. And to the right is a previous Medusa piece I've done for Illustration 2 in watercolor.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Hey all- this is your friendly reminder to tweak your images as needed (even if just any minor ones for the sake of the deadline) and ENTER the "Beasts" contest. The odds say you'll never hear back from them, but isn't that how the entire illustration world works? You never know. You might as well take advantage of the free opportunity to put your piece in front of some illustrator and art director judges!

Here is the link... e-mail me with questions if you are having problems, or post problems in comments so others can help too! The deadline is FAST approaching.


Once on the page, scroll down to enter. DO IT. Take any chance to get your work out there. This one has fallen in your lap (by way of an instructor making you follow the contest directions exactly to encourage your participation in the world outside the MICA bubble) and the hard part is done.

Have a good week, and surprise me with FUN and interesting concept solutions for next week! The work turned in today was a generally strong showing of techniques and execution. Keep it up. Have fun with this assignment. Enjoying it will make the pieces the best they can be. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

illustration friday


The Omen

Uh. Finally finished. Thank God. 
Drew characters in sketch book and then photoshopped them.
Printed them out. Sanded them down. 
Drew the sketch on some BFK.
Cut out the dark negative space and painted with acrylic.
Matte medium and another sanding.
Scanned whole piece in and photoshopped again.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Welcome to Workshop 214!

Alright, so the name isn't truly creative, but hopefully memorable enough, as we meet in room 214 each week. "Workshop" because this will be an informal place for you to post and exchange ideas easily outside of class. It is good practice to scan your sketches and work as it progresses, and this will be a forum for you to get feedback when you want some direction. I'll check in here too from time to time to see how things are going, and hopefully give some feedback as well when I can.

So- Please give this a go. It is very easy to complete a post and comment once you figure it out. If you have ANY questions, we can meet before or after class (or during a break) to get you set up. Please everyone leave a comment on this post (anything will do, just click on the word "comments" below these paragraphs.) so I know all you smart cookies are signed in and have figured out the system.  If you want to be notified via e-mail every time a comment is made on your post, leave a quick comment on your own post and check the box at the bottom of the pop-up box to receive word on all posts directed toward you, When you post a picture, first save it at about 10 inches wide and 72 dpi, so it is small enough to load quickly and large enough to see details if need be. Jpg files work well.  I'd love for some of you to make use of it while in progress this week. E-mail me if you need any help this week, or we can discuss it in class next week. Best of luck finishing up your "Beasts" pieces this week.