Tuesday, December 25, 2007

For my character development class, our final project was to make a three dimensional character to interact in a public space. I struggled pretty hard with this project, but then JME saved my life and gave me the idea to make birds (since I draw them all the time anyway). So, to interact in the environment, I took my creations to the Inner Harbor and brought scraps of bread. I set the birds up and the bread. The result was frightening. The pictures I took do not even represent just HOW many birds were surrounding me. They all were really fighting for those scraps of bread, and thus very aggressive. Pigeons and seagulls are very dirty creatures, so I didn't particularly want to be touched by them.

The hardest part of making a post on blogger is coming up with a title. I've never been good at naming things.

Anyways, here are some more images from the book I am working on. Winter break has given me the opportunity to reflect on my final thesis crit and take some of that advice and work it into the last few images of the book.

I finished all but 1 image, and I intend to finish that before I leave for LA on the 30th... which I couldn't be more happy about. Got tickets to see Justice to ring in the new years. Hopefully 2008 will be a little better than 2007!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Trees break the sidewalk, and the sidewalk skins my knees

A couple more images from the book project. These images are about saying hello to a friend, and saying you're welcome when you get a present. And about dancing dogs.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Let's go to a birthday party, shall we?

Here's some more images that I've worked on this semester, all from the children's book.

These two pages are about saying "excuse me" and "bless you" when someone burps or sneezes.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

You're always worth the wait, I guess

Finals are upon me, sleep deprived nights are ahead. I have a lot of work to put up, but I'll save that for when I have more time. I got a new computer (!!!) last weekend, so I'm in the process of transferring over everything to it.

Stephanie Leung
and I collaborated on some small works for the M|I|C/A Art Market. We both love those cutouts! This picture was taken with my phone, so it doesn't really do our collaborative efforts justice. They were fun to make!

Monday, November 19, 2007

I don't like milk

Here's the second page of my thesis and children's book I'm working on. This page is about saying please.

The format of the book has changed a lot, which is okay with me. Now the images are on a separate page from the text, which is better because I was a little worried about how I was going to make the text fit on the actual images. The book will need to be finished in about a month and a half, and I have a lot of work ahead of me. I'll have to lock myself in a room with my computer come Christmas break.

The more I think about graduation, the more freaked out I get. I almost wish I had an extra year. Almost.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The key to staying on top of things is...

... to treat everything like it's your first project.

Here is something that I am working on for my character development class. I've started to use the wacom tablet to scan in papers and then "cut them out" per say, on the computer.

Bad quality image and the characters need some work, but I am pleased that I have perfected my technique a little more.

I bought a Scary Girl toy a few weeks ago. I have the box sitting next to my computer. Nathan Jurevicius is a talented man!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

working smarter, not harder

I am always looking to work smarter not harder, but there is something that I love about cutting out every.little.shape. that I don't get from working digitally. It's cathartic. I'm trying to figure out how I can MARRY (art school term) the two.

i need a wacom tablet.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Let's push things forward!

Quasi- finished girl with hand puppets.

This is one of the pieces I had started back in June and never finished.

I intend to do more, but this is at a pretty good stopping point for now.

I got an email from Matthew and Boi, the people I'm illustrating the kid's book for. I should be receiving the contract hopefully within the next week. Yeeyuh! I think it's kind of funny that I want to get into children's book illustration, considering how awkward I am around children.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

You gotta thank the one who gave you all the light in your eyes

This is the front of a fathers day card I made for my daddy. He's awesome. I hope he likes it.

A bad scan though!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

a new hope

Blogger is definitly the place to be nowadays.
Livejournal? Out. Myspace blogs? Pase. Hopefully this blog will soon be filled with my wonderful artwork! har harr.

I just bought this little guy the other day. He was kind of expensive, but he makes me really happy. My boyfriend. I thought that I outgrew the desire to have toys long ago. Guess not!