Sunday, December 23, 2007

Stacia's christmas gift

My sister Stacia (who's 16) asked for a boyfriend for christmas. So I got her one. On paper. :O)

Friday, December 21, 2007

for fun

just doing this for fun! Playing with color and working on this whole media thing...photoshop style.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Comp Illo Self Promo

Here's my self promo/final illustration for comp. illo. We also had to come up with a leave behind. For mine, I am making a little purse that will hold a nice little accordion portfolio! Too cute! :)

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Painter fun

Still life assignment for computer illustration. We got to learn painter 10! Yay! It definitely beats oil painting in the not messy department. 6 hours I think. Below it is the original photo ref. Everyone seems to like the photo...maybe I should switch to PDI major.... :P The top one is my re-do after crit!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Book Cover

More computer illustration excitement! For this assignment we got to choose a book of our choice and re-design the cover using collage. All sorts of textures in here. The backgrounds I made with ink and roller, scanned them in and used channels to fill in the color. The cat is just layers of different colored textures erased out... and the boots are just rendered in photoshop. The text was a good time... I hand did it, scanned then took it into illustrator (used the pen tool) then imported to photoshop and messed with it there. So here it stands before crit tomorrow......

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Job Poster

2nd Illustration assignment. We had to create a recruitment poster for a job...I chose to do a wedding dress designer and I went with more of concept approach, hence the dress maker's form and the floating flowers! The watercolor background was nerve-racking. It was done with ONE wash....the pink with yellow dropped in on the edges then everything was spread around using the don brandes method of tilting the board till its all soaked in. This was the largest surface I have ever done that on! I can't remember the actuall dimensions, but somewhere a little shy of 18 X24. The dressform was brought up using white gouache and the flowers were acylic and watercolor.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Character development

I enjoyed this project greatly! It was for computer illustration class and we had to come up with our own character and put all our process work on sketchbook pages..and make it look believable! I don't really have a sketchbook with leaf paper in it...but I wish I did! These are my little bird characters....I came up with this idea when I was little and I always wondered what birds did on telephone wires. I think they chat and drink coffee.... so here they are in all their cuteness.

figure painting madness

I will now enlighten you with paintings from figure painting class! From the beginning of the school year till now.
Sara, 2 day

Sara's head, one day

this guy, 3 days..maybe 2

Master copy of John Singer Sargent's " Mrs Wilton Phips"

close up of Mrs. Wilton Phips...

Sunday, October 14, 2007


When I get a chance I plan on putting up photos of figure painting stuff... it's so busy right now!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Perez's class yields =

spot illos and portrait assignments for computer illo

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Our first illustration project was to take an imaginary title of a book and come up with the cover.... mine was "Floating" .

Thursday, August 30, 2007

the little bird makes me happy, it only took me about three hours from thinking of it to finish....actually, come to think of it, I don't think its done, but I'm pleased where it is now. The other one I just needed to get out of my system....the backgroud is the best thing about it. :P Maybe I was feeling angst-y that day....

some sketchbook business

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Pears... in progress

I am trying to understand/get better at photoshop. Since I am in charge of Keating 6 during open lab for the precollege kids, I have hours of free time to mess around on the computer. I wish there was corel painter in I just have to work with photoshop. I'll try and finish them next week. I think there's about 5 hours so far on them...give or take a bit.

more sketches

Some Sketches!

A few pages from my sketchbook...while watching precollege kiddies.

Monday, February 19, 2007


Eventually i'll set this thing up.