I made these little initial illustrations for my four best friends back home in Michigan: Katy, Katie, Sarah, and Stephanie. It was fun to sit down and just freestyle, which is something I haven't done in a long, long time! Ink and watercolor. . .
Here are the final versions for my series in Advanced Book Illustration. I'm also taking Jaime Zollars for Fantasy Art next semester, which should be a blast. I'm taking the next few weeks of break to develop a thesis for the spring, as well as start writing my creative writing thesis. . .
My big final I still need to photograph, but here are some of the finals from my thesis class. I was exploring modern societal issues using gladiator themes and classical imagery. The hog battle comments on the self-perpetuating issue of resource depletion and environmental woes, while the reflection piece deals with the constant battle with beauty and aging. The spots illustrate the modern American suiting up with the correct "armor" to preserve sanity and peace of mind in the current times. I struggled a lot with my theme and medium over the semester, and it was a very uncomfortable and at times very discouraging battle, but I learned a lot about myself as an artist and how I work best. I'm taking the next few weeks of break to center in on a new thesis for the new semester that will be better suited to my interests and working style. More updates to follow!
Whoa it's finals week!! Here is the final series of personal work I did for my nature drawing class. I focused on illustrating the constellations--a star map of the northern and southern hemispheres and a triptych of 3 specific constellations. From left to right: Auriga, Cassiopeia with Pegasus, and Bootes with hunting dogs. As always, click on the image for a more detailed view.
Here are three of the prints I'm selling at Art Market, which is happening Wednesday through Saturday, 10am-6pm in MICA's Brown Center. There's some great art for sale from MICA students, faculty, and alumni!
Here's the latest finished work from my book illustration class: two spreads, the line work and the finished pieces. For some reason I still like the pencil versions the best.