Tuesday, December 23, 2008

x-mas present for my mom

Sacre Coeur, 8" x 10" pencil on bristol

Saturday, December 13, 2008

in the works

Xmas present for my sister in the works:
(9"x12" on bristol in colored pencil)

Sunday, December 7, 2008


i've been working on this forever:And i started working on this a few months ago.Of course, nothing is finished. except photographs.

Most everything is in a perpetual state of being unfinished. i have been so busy with school and unfortunately my 3D class this semester did not yield much... i have one sculpture that i want to improve, some wire maquettes, and a foam core sculpture that i am going to be remaking out of basswood. Not much. And i havent had much time for art making. Its kinda driving me insane. i am going to have to get on that asap. Hopefully next semester will be more friendly for art-making. Esp. since i have to submit work for the 1) student art show and 2) the scholarship show. i did get another full scholarship for the Spring semester though. Yay!
More soon i hope.

Thursday, April 24, 2008


sketching at work 04-22-08

Friday, April 11, 2008

classwork: 2D, color collage translation of a masterwork

this is a color collage translation i did for my 2D class. Basically we were to translate a master painting into collage using color blocks, rather than specifically line. i chose an early Picasso, "Absinthe Drinker".
Here's the original:
and here is my collage version:

this project was insane and made me completely crazy with all the tiny color bits. i kind of just stopped at some point, i knew i could have gone further but i couldnt look at it anymore and i had to turn it in....
One thing inspired by this project, though, was that i am really interested in finding as many "Absinthe Drinker" paintings from that era that i can.... so far i have located at least 10, from Picasso, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec (*oh lautrec how i love you*) etc. i may end up doing some sort of art project around it once i have done a bit of research.....

Saturday, March 29, 2008

the premise

so finally i've got this thing up and running. the premise of this blog has always been to record my artwork, document what i am working on, etc.... so i don't know exactly why it has taken me so long. i am not going to put up every last thing i have done in the past, but i will just choose a random day (if i dont know the date i made something)and archive it under that year.
Here's where i started, around March 14th:

And here is the drawing as of today:

Saturday, March 15, 2008

after Picasso

acrylic paint on bristol, approx. 5" x 7"
reproduction of Picasso's "Girl with a dove". My 2D professor has been assigning reproduction type assignments to help us grasp value, color, etc. i did this as an extra-curricular bit prior to the current assignment which is to make a collage of a master pain
ting using magazine bits of color. i'm working on one of Picasso's early paintings. Will post when finished.

**later added**

Here is Picasso's original: (*this copy has rather dull colors.....)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

classwork, 2D Design, 4 Value Translation of a photo

This is an assignment from my 2D design class. We were required to do a 4 Value translation (black, white and 2 in-between greys) in acrylic of a photo from a magazine. i chose a quirky photo from National Geographic. Here's my version:
And here is the original photo:

i am not sure how happy i was with the final product... i wanted to do a particular photo that my professor agreed i could do, and then she changed her mind, so at the last minute i chose this one..... i felt frustrated so i felt that just made the whole project frustrating. In the end though i think it was okay.

Monday, March 10, 2008

random sketchbook

after obsessing about Michelangelo's David for a couple weeks.
pencil on plain paper, about 8" x 10"

Friday, March 7, 2008

classwork, 2D Design, Gradient collage

For this assignment, we were required to make a variably sized collage (all out of pieces from magazines) and create a full gradient from white to black. i chose to make the piece more interesting by making 3 circular gradients to create some sort of composition instead of just a straight gradient from top to bottom or side-to-side. We were required to add a strip of medium grey in the middle of the gradient to show the value change, and i also added the grey strip in a different way to create some sort of compositional interest.

Monday, February 25, 2008

image from a dream 2

this is another image from a dream. i've been attempting to use images from dreams whenever possible.
"image from a dream 2"
ink and watercolor
9" x 12"

Friday, February 22, 2008

classwork: "ugpots" [sequence 2 : cut paper]

class work for 2D design: Sequence 2: cut paper collage
cut paper mounted to illustration board
approx. 23" x 7"

Friday, February 15, 2008

classwork: "illness ebbs and flows" [sequence 1]

classwork for 2D design: Sequence #1
"illness ebbs and flows"
ink and watercolor on bristol
approx. 12" x 12"

Friday, February 8, 2008

classwork: "lashes" [visual texture]

classwork for 2D design: visual texture
ink on bristol
approx. 11.5" x 10"

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

image from a dream 1

This is based on an image from a dream. i've been attempting to use images from dreams as much as possible.
"image from a dream 1"
ink and watercolor
approx 9" x 12"