Friday, October 26, 2012

A project I did for my documentary class.  I put this together real quick so I'm not sure how I feel about it.  I wanted to try adding elements of photo collage to drawing so I did that at least.  The original drawing is one that I did when our class drew cityscapes from the Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center.  Here's the original drawing:

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


FIT is featuring excerpts from my sketchbook from Italy this summer on the study abroad part of their website.  Take a look here!:

 Progress... Almost done with the first face.

Monday, October 22, 2012

This is an LP cover design I did for the band Dara Puspita.  An indonesian rock n' roll group from the 60's.  I designed and built the type used for the group's name myself.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

This is a character design I did for a contemporary media class.  This was a very daunting project for me but I ended up having a lot of fun with it and really liking the character I developed.  These are the 3 main drawings I did and the character board I designed which also includes some close up details.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Progress on the egg tempera painting.  I'm doing a green grisaille over the skin of the two women so that a green undertone will show through the flesh tones I will add later.  I'm liking egg tempera a lot.  It feels a lot like drawing with pencil or pastel instead of painting.  It's really all about building up with layers, which I am all for.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pencil sketch for a painting project I'm working on.  The final painting will be in egg tempera.  A brand new Media for me.  I'm liking it a lot already and I'll post progress on the painting soon.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Latest Illustration.  It's a long story.  The idea is about animals out of context. I had recently become  inspired by the watercolors of Walton Ford, so I decided to try and emulate the style somewhat; he even uses triptych, and polyptych setups for his paintings sometimes.  The Great Blue Heron is my favorite bird and also was much loved by my Dad, who passed away, so I feel like the piece for me symbolizes a kind of communion with something that is no longer here physically.  A spirit which is represented within the animal.  That's the best explanation I have for it.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Tried out some pastel yesterday.  Haven't used any in a while.  These are just quick 10 min sketches mostly, the one on the top is about 30.  I'm feeling very inspired by various pastel artists, but I think particularly by impressionists like Degas.  I'm going to keep working at it and hopefully I will become a master.  Also Degas thought women couldn't draw... what a jerk.

Monday, October 1, 2012

My documentary class had the pleasure of drawing at the NYPD stables.  So amazing.  Love those horses.