Thursday, February 28, 2013

more from figure painting

I only had 2 class periods (less than 6 hours) on this one, so I only focused on the head.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Senior Studio 2--another figure painting

I've really been enjoying my Senior Studio 2 class. I fell in love with oil paint and painterliness and colors all over again in this class. We recently spent a series of 5 class periods of 3 hours each on this painting. And no, after 15 hours of work, it still isn't done. We'll have another 2 class periods with these models in a couple weeks so that we can complete these paintings, but I decided to show what I have so far anyway. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Tessellation for Crosscountry endpages

So, my BFA project is officially underway as of this semester. I don't plan to post all the illustrations as I make them because, well, then who would come to my show in April? But this can be a sort of teaser, I guess. This may have tweaks and edits in the future, but I like what I've been able to accomplish with this.

(sorry for any typos--typing on a kindle is...exciting.)

Friday, February 1, 2013

What I've been doing lately...

I yet live! As proof, I will show you what I've been doing lately...
Ok, so this is actually from last semester. This was my final for my Senior Studio class. The prompt was Ghosts of Christmas Past, of any interpretation. I decided to literally illustrate THE Ghost of Christmas Past from The Christmas Carol. Thanks to Brooke and Randall for being my wonderful models.

This semester I'm taking the Senior Studio 2 class, which is essentially a Figure Painting class. I'm loving it! Our teacher is Joseph Brickey, he's a great artist and just a really nice guy. Lately I've been loving vectors and trying to figure out what I want to do with my work digitally, and I'd forgotten how much I love oil paint, and brushwork, and fun color variation.... and painterliness in general. This was my first painting in the class, just a study that took 1 class period (about 3 hours including breaks). Can you see where I was going, "Yay! BRUSH STROKES! I MISSED YOU"?

 This is a longer study we did for the class over several class periods. You'd think that after hours I would have gotten something in the background, or done something with that box he was leaning on.... but no.... that would make far too much sense :D