Sunday, April 29, 2012

Virgin de Guadalupe

Here she is! Wish I were better at photography... but she's beautiful. That might sound like bragging... but I was not expecting her to be so very lovely! She has a "background" (the worst tapestry ever woven) but I'm going to make her a new one this summer. (Which is so close I could lick it...)
She's made of paper clay and yarn and fabric and such...

Monday, April 23, 2012


... We were given a script for a comic book. It told us what to put in each square, and how many squares there would be... but it didn't say the characters had to have pants. SO HA.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Mood Lighting

The assignment here was to create different moods using different lighting. I think Kyle (the teacher) was hoping for a drawing sort of a thing, but I didn't FEEL like drawing, plus I am very sneakily getting two assignments done at once, my lovely little model is ACTUALLY the Virgin of Guadeloupe, who I am making for ANOTHER class. Oh, the cleverness of me. Anyway, I like the bottom center one best.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Elemental Faces

So, these are a series of spot illustrations for class... the uniting theme is elemental women... as should be obvious... mostly pencil, a little pen and paint.

Snotty Hipsters

Inside every snotty hipster's nose is another, even snottier hipster. Pen, marker and a teeny bit of paint.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Environmental Super Hero

Because we obviously don't have enough to do in the Illustration department (ya know, being the only major on campus with 9 major credit hours instead of 6) they decide every once and a while to bring strangers in to tell us what to do. Like draw an environmental super hero. (Really? Really? That's what you want? Of all the things you could ask to draw, and environmental super hero is what you went with?)
Anyway, because (please don't hate me) I am not all that IN to super heroes, (not to crazy about politically motivated artwork or attaching moralistic messages to images either, but I am obviously not in charge here) I drew this instead.
And THEN, because that apparently wasn't HEROIC enough, I drew a dweeb in a yellow shirt planting a tree in the corner, and turned that in as well.
I somehow managed to get a good image, despite it all. Pencil sketch and so many Photoshop layers! 
Anyway, most of you have already seen this, being my Facebook buddies and all.