Monday, May 30, 2011

Well! Looks like that emac class was pretty useful after all! I've been putting together a legitimate portfolio from scratch and I only had to watch about about 4 tutorials before I remembered. You can see what I have so far here. Hopefully I'll be able to get a host and domain before school starts.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

It was a great year for rapid prototyping. We were a group of sculpture and animation majors mostly, so we were all trying to either grapple with tech or getting out physical, meaningful objects. Someone said it was like were were all trying to break into the same house through different windows (as opposed to the front door.) It was a good balance to Jamy's In-the-future-everyone-will-live-in-a-digital-space-and-not-know-the-difference prophesies.

I had fun with my projects. The teapots were a request of my ceramicist roommate. The fox-things were a test that came out weirdly pleasant. The buildings were a good reminder of how much I like to paint, and somehow tangled up in my struggle to balance my digital and traditional work. Sketching, building in computers, and then back to hand painting. It was fun, never dull.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

"Long time the manxome foe he sought."

An illustration for the a line from the Jabberwocky. I had a pretty good time doing this. I started in colored ink and then transfered to photoshop. You can see the ink mostly in the sky and grass. I think I have spent a good part of this year just trying to figure out how to marry my digital work to my tradition work.

Here is the redo of a piece I did earlier in the semseter. I disliked it so much that no one even knew I did it. But actually I really did like the project, which was to illustrate an event for the New York Time's On the Horizon section. I love horizontal pieces!

This piece is actually about an event called The Small Beast, which was ending due to the founder relocating. A bunch of bands played as a goodbye celebration in the Angel Orensanz and called it The Big Small Beast, including Botanica, whose lead singer was the aforementioned founder.

Also a cover I did for One Hundred Years of Solitude. (Having to condense this book into a single illustration was baffling.) I did an ink wash, and then colored it in photoshop, which was an interesting test.