Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Ghost Girl


Another assignment in my Digital Painting class. We could do anything halloween themed, and I wanted to try painting something transparent, so... here it is.

Friday, October 2, 2009

"Do you understand what is going to happen to you, Goatfoot?"

Ok, so I haven't posted anything in AGES. Sorry. But part of that is I haven't really had anything I felt particularly post-worthy, or anything that wouldn't require the bother of photographing, editing, etc. in order to put up--and I am both busy and somewhat lazy and so haven't taken the time to do that. I finally decided that I needed to get SOMETHING up here.


Here is my first-ever painting done in Corel Painter. I painted it out of my head (as in, no photo reference) so some of the anatomy is kind of Eh, but that is, of course, my own fault. I'm still figuring out Painter, which is a kind of glitchy program, and I'm used to photoshop. But I didn't think this painting so horrible that I wouldn't put it up--I don't pretend that I'm not still learning to do art, because I most definitely am. (Learning, that is.)


This is a fanart piece for Megan Whalen Turner's The Queen of Attolia. The earrings are rather significant, but thats all I'm gonna say about that. When my teacher was critiquing it, he was trying to help us with more than just technique, so he was asking me about the scene I was illustrating.

"Who is this?" he asked.
"Um, well, this is a scene from one of my favorite books. She's a queen."
"Oh. Well, is she a good queen or a bad queen?"
"Um, well... actually, shes sort of ambiguous."
"Oh. Well, thats OK then, because she looks ambiguous."

For some reason I found this exchange amusing, and decided to post it here. :D

Friday, June 12, 2009

prepositions bedroom


This picture was for a german language class, I believe. It was for a lesson on prepositions. I had to have everything in the correct relation to everything else in the room, so they could answer questions like, Where are the shoes? etc.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Japan 53 food


Salads and soups:




Thursday, May 21, 2009

Japan 53 splash package

This was my first assignment at Independent Study, and I had alot of fun with it. I looked at dozens and dozens of Japanese Woodblock prints for inspiration.



The Three Little Pigs

The print size for these is only 2 inches high, which is why they're so small. I'm not including the text for a few reasons--one, because the text these were made specifically for was translated directly from beginners Japanese and is therefore very clunky. Second, I don't really have any kind of rights to that text. Third, I think you all know the story well enough to know what is going on.











Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Take Off

Our first assignment in Computer Applications was to Illustrate a fortune out of a fortune cookie, which I thought was a pretty fun way for everyone to get their own concept to illustrate.

My fortune was, "Take that chance you've been considering."

take off color

I always enjoy using bright unusual colors in my illustrations. However, one of my roommates told me that while she loved the fun flesh tones I used on the boy, they also happened to be the color of bruises. I decided that this means either that this boy lives in the Magical Land of Colorful Shadows, or he has Tried This Before.)

Friday, April 3, 2009

Oil Painting--Popsickles


Gouache Painting--Health


This was the second in-class assignment for my Illustration 1 class. The assignment was to do a sill life of food, either with a theme of healthy or unhealthy. Obviously, I chose to paint healthy food.

This is the reference photo:

I chose to change the colors, etc., slightly in the painting for a different, and I think better, overall look.

Gouache painting--Commercialization of Christmas


This was the first in class assignment for my Illustration 1 class. The assignment was to do a still life in black and white illustrating the concept of the commercialization of Christmas.

Here we have a manger, but instead of the Christ child it is filled with wrapped gift packages and candy. There is only one animal present with the manger, and it is a lifeless piggy bank.

Oil Painting--Chess


For this assignment my teacher asked us to choose one or two of the principles or elements of design and focus on them in one picture. For this picture, the ideas I was focusing on were pattern and form.

Oil Painting--Preston


Oil Painting--Nana


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Oil Painting--Whos on the Lord's side?

This painting was done for an LDS Stake girls camp. I was a Youth Leader and one of my responsibilities was creating posters relating to our camp theme, "Put on the Whole Armor of God" and our camp hymn, "Whos on the Lords side, Who?" I think they expected something a little more slapdash and "cute", because they seemed really pleased and surprised when I delivered the finished pieces.

Oil Painting--cello


Oil Painting--Orange Soda

1Orange Soda

Oil Painting--Sprinklers


Figure Drawing

figure drawing 01

18x24 approx 5 hours

Figure Drawing

figure drawing 03

18x24 approx. 5 hours

Figure Drawing

figure drawing 4

18x24 approx. 5 hours

Figure Drawing

figure drawing 2

18x24 approx 5 hours

Figure Drawing

figure drawing 6

18x24 approx 2 hours

Friday, March 27, 2009

For class

Oh no! Where did all the posts go?

Well, I deleted them, actually. But never fear--all the photos that were on display are avaliable and I'll get them up later. Except the ones that I don't like... I'm doing this site this time around, so therefore only work I like will be going up on it! Haha!

Why did I delete them all?

Because. Well, because this site wasn't really doing anything at all. And I'm supposed to start an art blog/website for my Intermediate Computer Applications class. I saw no reason to start a completely new one when I already had this one.

We were actually encouraged to use wordpress for the project, because wordpress makes it easier to navigate through the kind of art you want to see, make "pages" that arent entries, etc. Which I understand, but again, why make a completely new art blog when I have one sitting around?

So I added a labels thingy on the side. As long as I remember to label all my posts clearly, it should help people find the kind of art they're looking for.

Lets see how this works out.