Monday, March 30, 2009

A R T : I L L U S T R A T I O N . . . [for the most part]

Alright folks, here's some illustration assignments I worked on these past few weeks. I'll describe them from the bottom up...

1. My CHANGE assignment, entitled "Anxiety" [I guess?]. 8.5in x 11in, It's a simple black and white marker drawing.

2. This is the JUMBLIES assignment, an illustration based off of the Edward Lear poem by the same name. 17in x 13in, It's an etched background with a lino-cut foreground.

3. These last two are for one assignment. I had to read an article about how many children don't like how their parents are encroaching on their internet privacy, via facebook and such. Both are color pencil with ink overlay, and then digitally enhanced with photoshop. The kid with the computer mask is a small spot illustration, approx. 3.5in x 3.5in. The two robot parents is the cover illustration, approx. 7.5in x 11in.

You may start enjoying now.

A R T : T H E - L O N G - H A U L

So, here's these two portraits I worked on for about 20 hours a piece, for Patrick Hammie's Figure II class. Both are 42in x 60in on paper. The first is simple charcoal, with a dash of cola (which I didn't like all too much). The second is grounded with acrylic, then gesso and charcoal.

So, both of these were hug leaps forward for me personally. As a result, I've been thinking about working as a professional artist in the real world. I'll probably still go on with trying to catch my dream of becoming a comic book illustrator. But, I never really considered becoming just a professional artist until these portraits were finished. So, let the confusion ensue.