Monday, December 21, 2009
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Thursday, December 10, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
This is the best shot I got with my dying camera. Seriously, I'm not a bad photographer! I guess it's just time to admit that my baby is dead and get a new camera. Today is a very sad day.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I felt like this should probably be a separate post from my two paintings. This is the first page of my comic book. Theres a lot more inking and watercoloring to do, but still it's pretty damn cool! I'm going into it with some white ink. The comic will be ten pages long and I will post the final result when I finish (which will be in the next month).
This is a painting I'm working on right now. I feel it's important to address the Western fear of robotic uprising. It's not entirely done yet, but I thought it would be worth posting to see my progression. The colors are also a little off, so I hope next time around I get a better scan.
This is another painting I'm working on right now, although it's a little more finished than the golem. My thesis is folklore in the modern era and the comparison of our present superstitions with past ones. This piece is comparing a computer virus to a cockroach, which holds interesting tyrannical and metamorphosing qualities in Russian folklore. Fun stuff.
Wow, I just found out through my friend Caitlin how to use Flickr to blog artwork! This is amazing, I LOVE IT. The one problem I had was the colors were getting messed up and a lot of my detail was lost. Look at the difference, seriously! Flickr, how I love you. You're amazing.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Here's a color study I did for a drawing I'm working on right now (You can see my sketch below). It's really complicated and I sort of wanted to take a break from drawing and see how I could use color and experiment a bit. This was actually kind of hard, but I did learn how to incorporate some of the underlying textures and I'm very excited to finish!
Friday, October 16, 2009
Lately I've been pondering process: how does an artist make a picture? I decided the simplest way for anyone to learn about process is to experiment, and I've been doing just that. While I haven't found an exact process that really works for me, I've learned a lot from it. That's the great thing about this whole experience, that I've learned something simply by playing around and trying new things.
Above are a couple of sketches I've done recently with watercolor, inks, and acyrlics.
This was a collage I did for a faux-documentary article on Lenny Shakespeare, William's older alcoholic brother. I tried to take a more serious approach to the concept, but it probably would have been best to stick with the more comical idea. Still, I'm pretty satisfied with the outcome and I think it's worth sharing.