Saturday, October 15, 2011

Oh, Baby!

I did a simple drawing for my friend's godson as a present for the little boy's Babtism. The drawing is in color pencil on color charcoal paper. He looked so darling in the picture, sitting in his stroller, he made it that much more enjoyable to draw. And the family loved the piece, which makes me a happier gal too.     So cute!

A Logo Made For A King, well kinda.

So I did a logo for a friend over the Summer, using illustrator. The client's company name is Royal Touch Contracting, and he wanted the logo to incorporate a crown and red font. You can see some of my initial sketches for the logo, but I finally decided on more of a type logo to keep it simple. Easier to print, to remember, and all that jazz. 

A friend, gave me the idea of a hand holding a crown, which looked really beautiful in his and my sketches, but I knew the client wanted something simplistic and type based. 

 This wasn't a part of the job, but I wanted to see what it might look like on a business card, so I played around with placement and size, based off of his old business card.

Figure Painting

I took a figure painting class my final year of school and I ended up being very happy with my work. I got a better handle of the medium and learned a lot about many prominent oil painters. I used the class to experiment with my techniques and I felt by the end of the semester, that my skills in the medium had improved tremendously. This class made me want to paint all day. Yay, for messy oil paint and sometimes naked bodies. You have helped me learn.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011

17 Second- took all day to do- Animation Clip

:WARNING: extreme work in progress!

This piece, my first "animation," is a series of image stills adjusted in photoshop and imovie. It needs a lot of tweaking, but its on its way to being kinda cool. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Coyote and the Columbia River: Book Dummy

For yesterday's thesis critique, I was able to pull together a mock-up of the book I would be making for senior show.  I need to do a lot more to get this book looking more like an actual book, and I can't say I'm the best at type, but I'll try I say, I will try my hardest, darn it. I'll sleep after graduation. 

I flipped this from my original drawing, but as I see it in context, I think I'll stop second guessing my gut instinct.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

At last, the Columbia River

So, I'm pretty excited about this one, where Coyote is swept over by the flood. It's a two page spread, rendered in Photoshop, with the text at the bottom of either page.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Double Page: Coyote meets rain!

Second layout of my coyote book..... on to color study!

I'm at a point with this study. I might revisit it later. to adjust the value.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Coyote demanding clouds on a hot day.

This is one of the spreads from the Coyote and the Columbia River book I'm illustrating. What do you think?

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Coyote and the Columbia

This semester I am illustrating a Native American tale called the Coyote and the Columbia, written by S.E. Schlosser. It describes how the Columbia River formed.

These are some sketches I've done so far.

Heron and the Hummingbird

Native American folklore often describe how a specific animal or place came to be. I found this to be an interesting basis for my illustration thesis, mainly because of the imagery that came to mind as I read these tales.

Last semester I chose to focus on the tale, Heron and the Hummingbird, which is essentially the tale of the tortoise and the hare. 

My idea was to paint these images onto black illustration board, using silhouettes from parts of the board.

As it turned out I had to do a lot more work than anticipated to get the value to contrast against the black. Since I was working with oils, the board kept absorbing the paint and deepening the value. I had to apply extra layer of medium to the board as a result.

Senior Digital Work

     Hey all! I will be posting some work from my digital painting class this past semester. I was really excited about this class, but I wasn't sure how well I would adjust to Corel Painter, since I had never "digitally painted" before. I felt really good about the program by the end of the semester. Let me know what you think.... Here we go!

So, for our first project we needed to paint a creature made up of a combination of animals. I chose to paint a lady/ crocodile type creature.

Finding someone to pose for the face was a bit challenging...

Next project was to create an interesting environment.

And finally, a book cover.

I spent a good amount of time on the hand on this one, and even had some trouble with the composition, but once I started applying color, it really pulled the image together.

Feedback would be great, thanks!