Monday, October 17, 2011

Hey guys! The book came in!! Go pick it up at Barnes and Noble for 20% off, or get it at Amazon for cheap too!! Support the arts!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

First Assignments of the Semester!

So the new school year has begun, I am a senior and am about half-way through my first semester. Ohh lordy are things crazy! But I'm buckling down big time this year and getting things to be GOOD. The "They Draw and Cook" Cookbook has been shipped to all those that pre-ordered it and if you would still like to order it, here's the Amazon page.

Here's the work I've gotten done so far this semester:

                                                              Fragile Earth Assignment
                                                                   11"x14", Acrylic

This was my first assignment for my Illustration 4 class and was a response illustration to the "Fragile Earth" show from the Society of Illustrators that was being displayed at MassArt. My idea came from the  "deer forests" at zoos that allow people to come in and feed the deer, and that these deer have become naive to what they're being fed by humans. 

Acrylic, Digital

This was my first piece for my Illustrative Mask Making class. The assignment was to create a Halloween-type character, make a mask and an illustration for the character. This is my "Zombie Narwhal" in all of it's zombie movie poster glory. The mask images are as follow:

The mask was made with a wire frame covered in layers of masking tape, followed by paint. 

"Riding Hood"
12"x18", Watercolor

This was assignment number 2 for Illustration 4. We were to create a montage illustration with multiple things happening in one scene. I focused this illustration much more in my career interest of tattooing. 

We were also given a "curveball" for our image in which our teacher assigned us a major thing to change about our illustration as if we were working with a client and were asked to make changes. I was asked to put wood grain in the background but not in the detail of the image. Here's my end result:

The semester has been productive so far for sure. I will be updating in a couple of days about a show that some of my work will be showcased in. Keep following!


Monday, August 1, 2011

Guacamole Now Available for Prints!

So the first of every month, They Draw and Cook sends me out an email with progress on their blog, book, etc. Today I was informed that all the illustrations from the book are now available on GreatBigCanvas for prints! There are many options to choose from either a print out, 3 panel canvas, floating canvas, or framed canvas, all with a variety of different sizes. Prices range from $63-$677. It is a little pricey however, but I do get some royalties and this is a huuuuge opportunity for me! So check out my print here and view the others as well!


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Just a sketch I've been futzing with the last few days. Whooo I needa sketch more lol.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Skate of the Art!

To all that enjoy my work and to all who are in the Worcester area next month, I will be included in a group art show at Out of the Dark World! Skate of the Art is a group art show held every year where a bunch of local artists paint skateboard decks and put them on display. This year things are a little different where we painted pairs of Vans canvas shoes donated to us. This is the first gallery show I'll actually be a part of because I'm really good at missing deadlines to most (will work on not doing that this upcoming year). The opening reception is August 6th from 7-10pm! For you facebookers here's the facebook event page. Once I finish my pair of shoes I may upload them onto my blog for you guys to have a sneak peak at ;]

But really, if you're in the area stop on by! I'd totally appreciate it!

This was just a sketch I started after buying some sweet new pencils. The more I continued, the more I really liked this piece. Needless to say I loved it when I finished and bought a sweet frame for it to hang in my room! Skulls are becoming an almost unhealthy obsession in my art lately. Watch out for the tattoo! Haha seems like every time I like putting something in my art I get it tattooed. Unfortunately I am too focused on saving my money to really think about getting tattoos. Especially since my 21st birthday is about 5 days away. Anyway, here's that image!

Degree Project

So the first half of degree project is mainly research and developing ideas. Our goal for the class was to have two finished pieces by the end of the semester. Mine were very experimental - working with different materials and new techniques. The first image is my glasswork piece. This piece was done by silk screening the image of the woman onto two pieces of sheet glass then fusing them together in the kiln, one on top of the other. The result was better than I had expected and got amazing feedback from my classmates. This is a technique I would enjoy using for future projects.

This second painting was kind of an idea thought up between me and the help of my professor. We thought it would be interesting to make a painting with 3D elements, always something I wanted to do, but never pushed myself to do. I made half the dog skull from wire, paper mache, and masking tape. The marigold flowers are made from tissue paper and the red banner is construction paper that I hand cut. Another successful experiment in my eyes. "The Dog Altar"

And to throw these in, these are the last two of my glass projects. My last glassblown piece was a little shot glass with a sweet handle. I also made a sandblasted skull. Sandblasting was a really fun experience, totally new and totally different result.