Saturday, August 25, 2012

Poster redo

Hello again!

Back with the second reworking of the summer - my poster design for the Tallest Man on Earth from Concept, Technique, and Illustration last spring. Though I still like the linocut original, I wanted to see what more I could do with the concept digitally.

That's it! Thanks for coming by!


Sunday, August 12, 2012


Just doodling coffee logo concepts. Sketched it on paper, fixed it up in Photoshop. Fun!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Rhino redux

Hey people! So I'm working on getting things together for my midpoint next month (hoo boy, saying 'next month' really makes it sound soon) and part of that is choosing the best work from my previous classes to present to the panel. The thing is, some of that stuff is.. well.. not so great. They want to see where you are now, rather than where you were first semester, second semester, etc., so I'm revamping some of my old work.

I took an illustration class my first semester (the only one I've taken so far), and at the time it seemed like a terrible idea because I hadn't taken any other foundation classes (drawing, painting, etc.) yet. And as it turns out.. I was right. I don't hate the stuff I produced in that class, but I think I would've gotten a lot more out of it if I'd taken it later in the program. Oh well! Point being, I'm redoing a couple of projects from that class because the originals aren't quite up to snuff to show for midpoint. I finished the first one today:

rendered in Photoshop

In case you don't remember this one from over a year ago, it's a mock theater poster for Eugéne Ionesco's Rhinoceros, and to sum it up very briefly and superficially it's about a town in which everyone starts to turn into rhinoceroses until the main character is the only man left. I saw it performed by a student group in college, it was a good show and very creatively staged.

Two reasons I chose to redo this: one, I still like the idea, and two, um, I seem to have lost the original. Hrm. It's gotta be around here somewhere. Luckily I have photos of it, so I figured I'd put my new familiarity with Photoshop to work and fix it up that way. Huzzah!

Thanks for comin' by!


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

So I gave myself some homework

Hi there!

I hope everyone's summer is going well! I've been keeping busy by trying to manage the constant conflict between my inner stress-maniac (I have to propose a thesis project in the Fall) and my outer procrastinator. I know I would be less stressed out if I would just stop procrastinating and get some work done, but this is clearly not a logic-based problem.. Anyway! I've determined that the best way to not completely waste all of my free time watching TV (Olympics!) is to assign myself specific projects, so here goes.

ink (dip pen) and watercolor on bristol, from this image

I saw this lovely image on Playtype (here it is) or rather on some blog that posted about it, and as an exercise in studying letterforms and as a way to try and memorize these terms, I decided to write it out for myself. I fattened up the letters and messy-ed up the coloring just for gigglesd (and because I started off trying to make it very clean and neat and look just like the type it's based on and then realized that that was boring and that I could just print out the image if I wanted an exact copy, so there you go). Since I haven't yet gotten round to the art store to get some hot pressed watercolor paper for my dip pens, I tried this on bristol board.. not great, really, the bristol gets soggy under too much ink and then gums up in the point of the nib, but it wasn't too bad.

I'll put this up next to my computer screen so that instead of staring blankly at the wall I can stare blankly at this and maybe I'll learn something. Success!

Thanks for reading!