Friday, January 28, 2011

Glass Fishie!

So I picked up my wonderful in class project - my first glass fish! I made this during my Intro to Glass class, which I am absolutely amazed with! I love this class so much. It's so nice to have a class where I'm hands on working with something 3D, which as an illustrator, I do not get to do very often. This was the first things we made in the class, just getting used to using the tools and working with solid glass before we start blowing.

His eyes are a little wonky, it's hard to cut glass when the tool is kind of in your way of seeing what part you are actually cutting. It's funny because one eye points down and one eye points up. He's a google-eyed fish.


Monday, January 24, 2011

Squirrely boy

Squirrel. 11"x14". Watercolor.

This is a watercolor painting I made for my boyfriend, Dave. It's a little inside story behind our love for squirrels. So this is a squirrely eating a peachy! This is one of the verrry few paintings I've done with watercolor. It's still a very new medium to me, that I've been experimenting with in hopes that someday I can actually be decent with them. It was fun to do, a little frustrating at times because watercolor can be so unforgiving. But I think he came out purty cute, haha.

Here's a closer look at the detail in his face.


Sunday, January 23, 2011


Hey guys, you should all definitely take a look at this blog! They have some pretty fantastic illustrators on here and it's a great blog for you as well to submit work in a different category of illustration. They just recently posted my Guacamole recipe illustration onto the site. This is the same illustration that is getting published in their upcoming book. So definitely take a peak!

Guacamole Submission


Thursday, January 13, 2011


Moose on Wood. Acrylic.

This was a lovely Christmas presents for one of my best best friends. She loves moose and said she wanted anything related to them, so I figured I'd make this present a little more special and paint her something. First time ever painting on wood and found it a little difficult when the wood is not primed with anything beforehand. It's very absorbent and hard to move the paint very far. But it was a great learning experience, and I am quite pleased with how it turned out!

Illustration II 2010.

These are all assignments from my Junior year fall semester Illustration II class with a wonderful Ric Allendorf. He was extremely helpful and a fantastic teacher. This class was very important to me and I enjoyed every assignment we covered.

Duality Self Portrait. Me and my tattoos. 11"x14". Acrylic.

Many Ways to Skin an Apple. 11"x11"(?). Acrylic.

Skinning The Apple Poster Design. 11"x17". 

Guacamole Recipe Card. Acrylic. 
Will be featured in and their upcoming book.

8th Deadly Sin - Bad Tattoo Artists. Acrylic wash, colored pencil, pen.

Painting for Illustrators 2010

All the paintings in this post are from my Junior Year class, Painting for Illustrators with Paul Olson, a very wonderful teacher! Most of these paintings were done in class with three hours to paint. This class definitely helped me with colors, it was my first real painting class too. But I believe I definitely improved as a painter by taking this class.

Fruit Still Life. 18"x24". Acrylic.

First in-class painting. 3 hours. 18"x24". Acrylic.

In class-painting. 3 hours. 18"x24". Acrylic.

In-class painting done with only slabs of cardboard, no brushes. 3 hours. 18"x24". Acrylic.

In-class painting of Paul. 3 hours. 18"x24". Acrylic.

In-class painting of model. 3 hours. 18"x24". Acrylic.

45 minute self portrait. 8"x10". Acrylic.

45 minute self portrait. 8"x10". Acrylic.

45 minute self portrait. 8"x10". Acrylic.

45 minute self portrait. 8"x10". Acrylic.

45 minute self portrait. 8"x10". Acrylic.

In-class painting still life. 3 hours. 18"x24". Acrylic.

In-class painting of model. 3 hours. 18"x24". Acrylic.

Tromp L'oiel painting. Acrylic.

In-class painting of model. 3 hours. 18"x24". Acrylic.

Self portrait as Harley Quinn. Final for class. 18"x24" Acrylic.

Advanced Drawing Work 2010

The following pieces were all assignments from my Junior year class, Advanced Drawing Project. All were done in 2010.

Black & White. 2 - 11"x17". Prismacolor Pencils.
We were assigned to take one object, either white or black, and draw it on a matching color surface. Then paint it the opposite color and again draw it on the same color surface. This was done right before Halloween so I decided to go with a theme relative to the holiday.

Close-up of skeleton on cat.

Close-up of skeleton on ghost sheet.

Clothed Object. 3 - 9" x 11" (?). Charcoal Pencil.
For this assignment we had to choose an object to place in a pillow case with various strings, bands, etc. around the object to give some clue but not much as to what the object in the pillow case was. We then guessed each person's objects based on the three drawings of the object. My object was a clothes hanger.

Close-up of top panel.

Close-up of middle panel.

Close-up of bottom panel.

"Who's Watching?" 17"x20"(?). Charcoal, acrylic.
Final Assignment. Sorry for the awkwardly angled photo. Was hard to get it all in the camera.

Sophomore Year Work!

So here's my first actual post with artwork. These are all works that I made my first semester Sophomore year, so they were all made in 2009. A little old, but showing the progress.
This was the final I had done for my Media Techniques class. Acrylic, Gouache, and Ink. Still Life. 11"x14".

"The Family Pet". 11"x14". Acrylic.
Sorry for the glare in the left corner, this is an old crappy picture.

Claudio Sanchez. 11"x14". Ink, and gouache.
Again somewhat crappy picture. My camera sucks, and so does the scanner that I do not use.

Products with different slogans. 11"x14". Gouache.

"Sparrow". 11"x14". Acrylic and Pen.

Pin-Up. 11"x14". Acrylic.

"Green Hulk Maegan". Self Portrait. 11"x14". First painting made with Acrylic.

"Zombie Maegan". Self Portrait. 11"x14". Acrylic.

Trojan Horse Project - Outside. Acrylic.

Trojan Horse Project - Inside. Acrylic.