Tuesday, December 28, 2010

More from the MET Museum Costume Exhibit

I drew these months ago but was so busy I didn't have time to scan them.  Two more drawings I'm adding to my collection of sketches I did when I went to see two costume exhibits this summer (one at the MET, the other at the Brooklyn Museum).  I felt really inspired by them.  I guess I love to draw clothing, especially old clothing.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Halloween Clay Board

This is the second of two Halloween clay board projects I've done this year.  This was done for a contest.  The rules were it had to be scary and it had to have orange in it.  Mine didn't win but I think this concept is so scary.


This was a pretty uninteresting pose but I decided to make the most of it and I think I did a pretty good drawing.  I took the opportunity to  test out my pastel skills.  It was a 3 hour pose (with breaks of course) so I can't blame her for wanting to stand as straight as possible.

Add Color

This may be as far as I take this piece.  I don't think it's quite finished, but I like where it's going.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Here's the sketch for the last project I'm working on for my Illustration class.  It's a conceptual portrait of Cuban political leader Fidel Castro.  Color version to come...

Saturday, November 27, 2010


I recreated this cityscape in illustrator from a photo. It was challenging, but I like the way it turned out.


This is the very first finished piece I created using Adobe Illustrator.  It's just a pattern but it was challenging to make it accurate all the way through, and I think I created something interesting and pretty to look at.


This is a stamp design I did in Illustrator.  I chose Argentina because I've been to that country and have a definite soft spot for it.  The reference for this image was taken from a photograph I took at a Gaucho festival while I was there.  All these cowboys paraded down the streets of this small town, San Antonio de Areco, showing off their horsemanship.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Scratch Board

This is the result of the first illustration project of the semester, and also my first time using the clay board medium.  The project is supposed to be an illustration for a holiday card and a small spot illustration for the inside of the card.  Thus we have here a Halloween card and a little pumpkin spot.  I feel pretty good about the results.  I was pleasantly surprised at the speed with which I created the finish.  Really coming up with the sketch was the most difficult part of the process.  I'm sure I'll be doing more scratch board in the future.

Friday, August 13, 2010

At the Museums

The MET and Brooklyn Museums each had fashion exhibits this summer and I took the opportunity to go a few times and draw some of the beautiful costumes on display. Today was my last drawing session of the exhibit at the MET (the one at the brooklyn museum closed already). I got two nice drawings from today which I haven't had a chance to scan yet. They'll be coming soon!
Both exhibitions were lovely, but if you didn't get a chance to go and see them hopefully these drawings will give you a small idea of the range of fashion eras on display.

The Gibson Girl

The Heiress

Brooklyn Museum Exhibit

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Drawings From the Society

I did these drawings at the Society of Illustrators sketch nights (every tues. and thurs.) They're all done with charcoal and colored pastels. It's very nice to draw at society. They have live music too, which is usually good.

Life Drawings

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

All Fashion

So I've decided just to upload all of the best fashion images I drew over the second half of the semester all at once. Most of these I did in my evening fashion drawing class. Most were 10 min. poses, which I worked on a bit after the pose was over. This is pretty much all I have left to show for the time being for fashion, so I hope you enjoy!

10 Min. Drawings