Tuesday, September 18, 2012

#101 Children's Book Class

Developing characters, drawing out adorable scenes, reaching to a child's imagination... the perfect class for me! I've had a lot of fun with it and can't wait for what's to come.

Character design


Some artists I kept in mind of this project...
My discovery of the great Carter Goodrich (shown below) was a huge influence on what I wanted to mold my work to look like.
Gary Kelley has been an inspiration of mine for a while now.

The influence may not be obvious at first, but it was more about injecting shapes and character to every element in the piece, although it does not have shading or hue, I hope that comes through!

I went to the library and researched a number of children's books, trying to nail a style and theme that kids would like.

Thursday, September 13, 2012


So it's been a while sinse the last update... you could say I've been busy!  Art school is definitely just as challenging as I remember, but also just as fun.  Let's get started on some awesome portfolio pieces this year, shall we? 

Again, if you would like to see even more of my art, check out my art Tumblr!  

First of all, I'll catch you up on school work.

Here's a magazine cover I am working on for FilmComment magazine featuring the article “Prometheus: Between a rock and a hard place”.  It focuses on the impossible standards of the original alien movie they tried to live up to while still being ambiguous about the origin of aliens and ourselves.

Alternative idea...

For a Black and White Illustration class I'm designing a poster for the Sundance Film Festival.  I'm choosing between these first two.

 I'm starting a landscape class this year!
Some studies

Sketches for a oil palette knife painting.  I really like palette knives.
Here's a "moodboard" I made showing my artistsic influences.