Monday, June 17, 2013


Hello there!

So here's a thing I did for my Editorial Illustration class last semester, in which we were assigned articles (or chose our own) and then, you know, illustrated them. Our teacher also went over a lot of other aspects of being an illustrator, such as the business side of freelancing, managing your time and workspace, etc, and it was really, really informative. Thank goodness for teachers with experience working in the field! It was a good class.

Half page illustration, digital

This was for an article about drones, if you couldn't guess. I was experimenting with a simpler, less-rendered style; I fought myself every step of the way to keep it stylized, and I think it turned out alright. Every assignment in this class was me trying to figure out what I want my illustrations to look like, so they all looked kinda different and half of them were not very good. But that's what happens with experimentation!

Thanks for reading!


Monday, June 10, 2013

Five months later

Oh man. I've been terrible. It's June? My last post was in January? To anyone still following this blog, thank you for sticking with me through long absences!

It was a busy semester, and yet I don't have a lot of stuff to show you. But I do have a couple of things that I'm really happy with, so hopefully it'll be quality over quantity!

I'll start off with the piece from this semester that got into the Spring Show (!!), the Academy of Art's annual juried exhibition, along with a couple of older pieces from Digital Painting last spring. I took Situation and Environment this semester, an oil painting class. This one was a homework assignment.

Tiny Tree  oil on canvas, 16x20"

It was a lot of fun to paint this one, but it was also very frustrating at times. This semester was the first time I attempted to paint (in oil) a complete painting - figure(s), objects, surroundings. And that was the point of the class, so I did learn a lot, but it sure was a big jump from just painting portraits. Anyway, I'm happy with how it turned out! And a big thank-you to my friend and her tiny tree for posing for me.

The other two pieces that got into the show you've seen already, if you checked in here about a year ago:

Oldies but goodies, I guess. I'd tell you all to go check them out along with a bunch of other really great stuff at the Palace of Fine Arts (!!) this summer, but it turns out the show was only up for two weeks (!!! in a bad way) so.. yeah, bummer.

Anyway, thanks for checking in! There will be more soon, I promise.