Monday, March 22, 2010

Radio Lab: War of The Worlds

This is my illustration for Radio LAb's podcast on the original War of the Worlds radio broadcast. This podcast described how most of the chaos caused by War of the Worlds was out of fear of a Nazi invasion during WW2. The colors on this gave me a really hard time and I ended up with 8 different versions. These two are the ones I liked the most.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Finally Starting to Understand this Photoshop thing...

This is my latest homework assignment for Drawing from the Tablet. We just had to draw a figure from observation in photoshop using only grayscale, hard brushes, and two layers. Everything else could be completely from imagination (although there really was a robot riding a dinosaur just chilling in my room at the time.) I'm finally starting to feel more comfortable working digitally and using my tablet. Now I just gotta work on digital painting with color....

Monday, March 1, 2010

Happy Valentines Day!.... In March!

Due to the great snowpocalypse of 2010, my illustration 2 class is now behind schedule in terms of classwork. Because of this, our Valentines day assignment ended up being due in March. Our teacher gave us a few lines from a "Valentines Day Advice Column", and wanted us to illustrate one "do" and one "don't". I chose to illustrate, "Do make your significant other a valentine" and "Don't buy her Lingerie". The drawings were done in graphite and ink. The color was applied in photoshop.

A few Extra Portraits...

Heres a few more in class and homework assignments from Portraiture. A few of them you may recognize...

Portraiture pt. 2: In Class Portraits

Here are few portraits of the models from class. All were done in charcoal on RIVES BFK or Arches paper. I really missed working from observation with charcoal last semester. Its nice to go back to basics.

Portraiture pt. 1, Masterwork copies





I'm taking portraiture with Mark Karnes this semester to give me a chance to work large and with more traditional drawing mediums (something thats not always practical with illustration). Our first few homework assignments were to copy masterworks.