Monday, November 23, 2009

illustration class, check.

well i'm all done with everything illustration class related for the quarter. here are the final pieces that i'm turning in tomorrow.

"conversations", pen and ink.

"the star money", mixed media.

"bj kocen, the breaks" cd cover, cut paper, colored pencil and digital text.

"growing up", aacpu magazine cover, acrylic and digital embossment.

"celebrating 150 years", westerville magazine, cut paper and digital embossment.

"tree 1", acrylic and pen.

"tree 2", colored pencil and pen.

"tree 3", collage.

"tree 4", cut paper.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

everyone should go!

TONIGHT: CSCA Creative Best at the Arena Grand 6:30 Social Hour-and-a-Half 8:00 Awards Show!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

end of the quarter is almost here.

2 weeks plus finals is all thats left of this quarter. i turned in my graduation forms today, making it all too real. on the good side, i had a major break through the other day with finally coming to terms with truly wanting to be an illustrator instead of a designer. apparently some of my friends figured that out way earlier, but decided to let me discover it for myself.

other news: i might have gotten the cover for the bj kocen cd. just a few minor changes to be made. i believe this would be my first published piece!

also i might be quitting my job at the coffee shop and going back to my old one (retail). my hours keep getting cut and promises getting broken. i might not like the actual work as much but at least it will be reliable, plus it'd be a slight raise since i had taken a pay cut to work at the coffee shop (i worked for less than min. wage because of "tips" but tips are a joke there)

the fish and umbrella painting has evolved yet again. i don't know if i'll ever be 100% satisfied with this one. if i could go back easily i'd probably tweak the composition quite a bit. actually i think i would make the canvas much more narrow, taking out the face entirely and cropping out quite a bit of the big fish.

for this one i was assigned to do a still life based on the style of either van gogh or cezanne. i was shocked when i realized half my class didn't even know who cezanne was! i chose van gogh just for the fun of it. while i have a lot of respect for cezanne and van gogh has become a bit cliche, i always thought it'd be fun to do a piece in his style. in true impressionist this painting only took me a couple hours if that. i worked in a very classical sense in that i worked from background to foreground.

this is a magazine cover illustration for AASCU. mine is in the top two for being chosen, somehow i just need to make it relate more to the main article. i have a few ideas in mind, so i'll be sure to post updates as i make them.