07 November 2013

Work in progress: a beginning?

This still has some work to be done to it (in photoshop and with a pencil), but I'm hoping this is a step in the right direction for a troublesome project I'm doing in Editorial Illustration. 

It's very feminine, but at least I'll get to slap it down on the table in class and say. "SEE! I can draw pretty girls too." Which will be fun.

Experiment with Kermit

This is a really terrible photo, but I'm going to show off my first attempt at colored pencil with marker base anyways.
Considering I did it really quickly, I'm not too terribly unhappy.  Drawing over the splotchy marker lines took some getting used to, but I could see myself using this method a lot.

27 September 2013

work in progress: extra-curricular activity

It feels strangely good to do work that isn't for an assignment, isn't for anything required or seriously requested/expected.  A guy at school in the geology department threw out a plea for a logo, and I've spent most of the evening working on a few, even though I may never even send them.

(I am suddenly very worried that I'm totally unconsciously stealing this design from somewhere.  But, like I said, if I'm stealing it's unconsciously so all I have is this vague feeling of unease.  Which I may just have because it's 2am and I'm hungry, but who knows.)

Am I insane for finding this work for nothing fun? Insane for thinking that I don't even care if it gets used or not?  Maybe.

But I'm happy, so who cares?

04 September 2013

work in progress: instead of homework...

A climber I know has this tattoo in real life. It's pretty spectacular.

(And he's a really good climber.)

20 July 2013

work(s) in progress

Some lady climbers.  The top and bottom circles are going to have Lynn Hill and Sasha DiGiulian.  I'm working on Lisa Rands and Dalia Ojeda at the moment.  I've never done this watercolor and drawing thing before, so we'll see how it turns out!


It feels good to be drawing again!

28 June 2013

Margot Tenenbaum

I spent a few evenings with another of my favorite silver screen females.  My hair is getting to a length where I think I'll be able to do the artsy-twenty-year-old obligatory Margot Tenenbaum halloween costume when October rolls around.

"Without you, today's emotions would be the scurf of yesterday's."

The picture of the... picture didn't turn out super hot.  But I am nonetheless happy with this drawing. It's a little bigger than an 8x10, I think.  I never want to use that particular texture of canson paper EVER AGAIN, but I still had a good time.  Amelie is one of my all-time favorites, so spending some quality time with mademoiselle Poulain was bien.

I'm going to try to sell this at my local pizza dive for like $100.  I hope that's a reasonable price.  I had the whole family look at this and formulate silent prices in their heads and then I averaged them. So. We'll see what happens.

P.S. Scurf is dandruff. I looked it up.