Monday, November 15, 2010

Airbrush Planet

I did Jupiter. It went a little better than I expected! I could still use some practice, though...

Illustratin' Extra Stuff

I made an Italian newspaper - Il Giornale, creative, I know - for my Viscom II class, and the big headline was a story about a stolen Degas painting that was found in New York. I illustrated it with some watercolors.

Marker Comps...

Oh goodness. I am kind of behind on my marker comps. I can never decide what to do! I'm not particularly inspired by any of the book titles on the list...except perhaps for To Kill a Mockingbird, but that's really only because it conjures the image of Gregory Peck's glasses and my father's imitation of him. Plus the original book cover was just so cool, so how do I top it? I like 1920s style, so I picked The Great Gatsby, but now I'm not really doing the story justice. I'd much rather do Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close or The Catcher in the Rye or A Moveable Feast....or any other Hemingway, for that matter, because there's always the option of drawing six-toed cats.

Anyway. I suppose I'll make it work.

Airbrush Fruit

It's a mango. I should have sprayed a little red on the flesh...and maybe added some more splotchy detail on the skin.

Monday, November 8, 2010

3-Image Gouache Montage

Three random images: a shrimp, a Mary statue, and some cotton candy. I'm rather frustrated with the gouache pick out technique because I have a hard time adding colors without making it into an opaque, layered acrylic painting. That's sort of what I ended up with here. I'm happy with the shrimp, but I wish I'd done something else besides cotton candy - not because of the texture, but because the pink/purple color looks so bad against the shrimp! Plus both of them together kind of make me nauseous (though not so much as my dad would be, I guess, since he's deathly allergic to shrimp. And my mom really likes cotton candy, if we're doing a Freudian analysis). Anyway, here it is:

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Gallery 1/33

This kind of came up fast, but Tuesday was the opening of my exhibit in Gallery 1/33. Rosemary and Allison asked me at the beginning of the semester if I'd do a show, and I agreed, not knowing what I would put in it - so I did watercolors! I shrunk them down, printed them out, and mounted them on black paper to hang in the locker. To be honest, though, my favorite part about the gallery opening was baking lots of biscotti.