Thursday, March 31, 2011

An unusual meeting

Going through more older art... As I am preparing to graduate, I am starting to work on my website, causing me to go through piles of older work to look for appropriate work to put up as-is, or to re-do. The following image is not going on the new site, but I thought it was worth sharing.

This is not the whole image and does not represent the intended composition, I unfortunately don't have the time to scan this drawing in pieces and put them together in photoshop (image is bigger than my scanner bed.)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Watercolor times! sea shells

A couple of paintings done for my watercolor class

 I love the beautiful patterns that kosher salt makes on watercolor paintings. My teacher really liked this one, and said that I should make a set of shell paintings like this, and that I could sell those to a card company.

The shell I chose is really different than the other ones that were chosen by the rest of the students, this one had a beautiful pattern on it, and is small and round. The others are large with lots of sharp edges that cause dramatic shadows. My teacher has commended me for choosing a shell that's so hard to paint, but I've enjoyed the challenge of trying to paint the pattern so that it looks like its a part of the shell. (I don't think I've achieved this just yet, but maybe by the end of the class I will)
This clearly is not a shell, but I had so much fun doing the rainbow shell painting I decided to do another one while it dried. A piece of sushi was a easy and simple shape to render quickly. Also I was probably craving sushi at the time...

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Cat rackham!

CAT RACKHAM by Steve Wolfhard is the best comic you should be viewing with your eyes if you are not already viewing it. I love it and it's amazing and so I decided to make the character out of clay because he is adorable.

Here he is after being freshly baked

paint time!

All beautiful and colorful.

Ready for adventures!

I kind of forgot to sand him down after I baked him, so he isn't as smooth as he's supposed to be, but still decently cute. Measured he is 2 inches tall! He's having a great time hanging out on my desk.