Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Final portfolio!!!

My final portfolio! I feel like I had a lot of pieces to choose from for my portfolio, which I think is a good sign that this class has been fruitful and beneficial!
This first one I felt like was a total success. At this stage I was just beginning to understand and master detailed watercolor.

This was was a super easy and quick watercolor, but had a fre
sh and bright look to it. And I love it!

This one was a watercolor I did that was fun, fresh and an easy take on a photo that I saw. I did this one at the very beginning of the semester and I had never really worked with watercolor the way I had with oils and acrylic, but I discovered some techniques from both mediums that I was able to incorporate for watercolor, it was a great learning process!

Life and Death. Unfortunately these two compositions don't function as a unit as smoothly as I would have liked considering the specifics of the assignment. But individually these paintings are two of my favorite pieces of the year, the colors the composition on each. And I still have full confidence in the concept I had in I decided to include it!
This is my Lincoln collage. This was kind of an experiment, and I totally had fun with it! I tore up a bunch of magazines bought some glue and jumped right in. I worked hard on this one, and I liked results. I don't think there is anything I could or would change about it, and it does read as Lincoln for sure, so I included it!
This is me :) For the midterm I included a watercolor of me, but it was different, the thing about that one was that it looked like me! And that was a first as far as being able to draw myself and it actually look like me. I included this one, because the one thing that I think that watercolor of me lacked was some kick-butt saturation of color, and I think that this one does not have that weakness, that was the problem I was solving with this piece. I like it :)
This was my illustration for the S of I poster. I had taken a picture of a guy at "Why not tattoos" downtown for a viscom project, so I had a good, detailed shot of the tattoo process. I had never been into a tattoo parlor, and probably will never need to again, lol but I got some good photos, that served the purpose of both these assignments. My original idea was to use the actual photo but the resolution wasn't big enough. So I decided to do a realistic drawing. This is my comfort zone, my strong point. I had shied away from it all semester wanting to try new stuff, but I thought this picture could look really neat with graphite, and my new strong point is watercolor, so I used that for lucy! :) I think it turned out really nicely!
This was is pretty self-explanitory. It is the biggest watercolor I have ever done and I normally would not have chosen to do such a large piece of just a bunch of sheep in a field, but i was doing it for a commission and it actually ended up turning out really nice! I don't think I could have pulled off a bunch of sheep in a small composition, but being so large it gave me room to provide more detail to each sheep.I included the design that this watercolor was used far below. It is a book written by a pastor from Africa about the church.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Lucy sketch

A prepatory sketch for S of I poster:

Friday, April 23, 2010

Dance article illustration

This is my illustration for the dance article. I fixed some shadow issues and I think that it looks a lot better!

Life and Death

I forgot to bring my print out today, but here is my pdf compilation of the two works :)
I really like it. These are completely two seperate compositions, different use of color etc.
I think thats fine though, since life and death are two separate concepts.
For those few of you dedicated followers of my blog who are not my professor, I will explain this project:
We were suppose to represent "Life" and "Death" in a visual experience. If you can't tell, which I imagine you can, the first composition on the left is an apple core representing death. The work on the right is an apple tree blossom representing life! I like it.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Here is my Lincoln Collage! I took the nasty finger print goobers out with photoshop, and now I love it! :)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Lincoln Color Comp!
Cheesy airbrush! This lollypop took....forever! :) But I like it!

Friday, April 2, 2010

My comp for the cheesy airbrush!
Transparent Cube!

Cherry tomatoe!
My first shot at airbrush!

This is my first try at doing the number 11 project. There some decisions that I will have to make for the next one. I think I will make each mirror a different girl in my re-do!

This is my third try at the memory portrait. There are some stylistic aspects as well as color usage in this one that I like quite a bit actually. It doesn't look my sister at all, but agian, it still has some fun artistic elements to it. Also the hand looks better!
This is the second try at watercoloring my sister from memory and I didn't like it at all!
Here is my first try at doing a memory pic of my sister, I think this one looks the most like her, but the hand is a little wonky...
These are my initial comps for the memory portrait. The top right pose is the one that was chosen.

Monday, March 29, 2010

An other try at pick out technique, you gotta love this stuff :)

Missouri Postcard. Jesse James :) I like this idea six times more than my last!

Friday, March 5, 2010

This is bad. Looking forward to re-doing it!

Five Best Pieces for Midterm!

These five pieces that i think have been the most successful. I tried to pick some variety. But three of them are of people. But all very different uses of color and composition. This first is one you see is a watercolor of an old black and white photo probably taken sometime in the 1940s. I love this one. My inspiration came from Andrea Bailey's glass Coke bottle last semester that was so phenomenal. Honestly my goal was to see if I could make mine as good...or even better if that's possible! I don't know that mine is better, but either way I'm happy with the results. Not to mention that I love Fanta! This beverage is just as popular as Dr. Pepper or Pepsi down in Argentina where my mom is from--- I just had to do the bottle thing, but I also wanted to something different, Mm... I can almost taste it!
I really struggled with this one. The original was 20x30" Honestly until I scanned it to the computer and was able to see it smaller scale I didn't like it as much. I really like the perspective on this. Also I think the background is working especially well and so are a couple of most forgrounded (is that a word!?) sheep look pretty nice as well-- not so sure about some of the in between sheep ;)

This is me. There is nothing extra special about this one except that I don't think I have EVER done an illustration or drawing that has actually looked! That is about all that makes this one special. I captured my own expression for the first time! This illustration was taken from a photo from Communication Arts magazine. I chose this one because I think it is a simple composition but a good, full use of color.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

An other try at guasch!

The grass withers and the flowers fade. But the word of our God will stand forever... I don't know that this verse and this image go together, but the image makes me think of this verse.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sunday, February 28, 2010

This one turned out pretty well! :)

All I have to say is that Guash (spelling?) technique difficult...and seemingly counterproductive. Eek! I will conquer this! :)... hopefully ;)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Second try! Better....

First guache technique tryout....its ok :/
Initial comp. for 3 image montouge (spelling?).

Initial Comp. for 20 X 30 Watercolor.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Final Comps! I'm happy with these :)

Friday, February 12, 2010

intial sketches.watercolors from last week.

This watercolor of the lips is using a technique utilizing seran wrap. I really like it!
These next few were 10 of the same photo of my friends dog. I think that most of them were successful. I didn't post the ones I didn't like.

These four were of random photos. They were done quickly, but I like the color usage and simple feel to them.

This was an in class project. We were doing a watercolor study of wildlife. I also made this particular watercolor for friend who wanted a job done of sheep. He liked it very much, but it is suppose to be a book cover. So I will probably be making more of sheep for the particular use of this friend of mine.