Monday, April 20, 2009

Landscape of Payne!

This is one of the more recent paintings I finished for C.F. Payne's Seminar class. It's a whole lot of work in his class, but every long (sometimes really long) hour in that class is worth it.

If you are an illustration major at CCAD, and you don't take his class, you are being foolish.

Don't like his style? Too bad.
Don't want to paint big headed people? He won't make you do that.
He has 32 years of experience in freelance illustration!
And in a recession he is still making money. Good money.

There is no reason not to take this course!!! I have done nothing but improve greatly in his class, and am very grateful for his expertise. Take his class. Submit to the Payne. If you can't handle it, then you weren't built to make it.

Ahem, tirade aside, can you say mixed berry yogurt label?


I just can't stop posting about this project! But with the type, and photoshopped onto a book, I couldn't help but show my proud baby.

Fahrenheit 451

This is a book cover I am working on for the book Fahrenheit 451. These are steps three and four. I hope to put up steps one and two soon...

Portrait class

Ah, yet another portrait. This is a two session thus far, and will soon be a three session. I really like charcoal reduction, since it is the closest to painting a drawer can get while still drawing.

Video games

I forgot about this little gem! This was a drawing assignment from Illustration Methods Sophomore year.

Logo final

Here is the final version of my logo. You can see I use an abbreviated version of this logo already on my blog.
I liked having the directionality of the explosion, and chose to do a cloud instead of the cliche light bulb so that I could signify the "brainstorm." Initially these two ideas were separate. Why not combine them? I said.
I may use just the cloud more and more, as having to look at myself every time I load up an image or my resume could get really annoying. I am, alas, not that much of a narcissist...

The end is nigh!

Alright, so. I have been doing a multitude of things: printing my portfolio, readying my business cards and mailers, and finishing paintings that need finished. The work I have done is immense, and I hope to be able to share it soon with all of you, my online compadres.

In less than a week, my actual website will be up! I guess I can't be too hard on myself for falling off of the wagon in sketches once or twice considering this is senior year, and I make no promises for the future.

As long as I can keep the creative output going, then the debt has been paid, aye?

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sketches #21 &22!!!

The Lost City of Neyork: Journal 1/24/344

It is an oddity, many scholars admit, that the previous society had done little to preserve their culture. Only small scraps of plastic and metal, and endless miles of rubber and wire are left in the wake of this peoples' staggering legacy. These small remnants are incredible in their complexity, but share nothing with us to interpret how they were used or why they were made. Our ancestors must have been extremely advanced in their technologies.

Vast cities have been uncovered, with once tall buildings and wide streets. Many believe that these buildings could have reached many hundreds of meters into the air. Even more amazing are the large, insect-like shells scattered through-out their streets. Many have fine, detailed characters scrawled into their sides. Toyota and Ford are two such interpretations made by experts in the field of Engleich, the lost language of the ancients.

The oddest thing about the world of the Amerikai is their peculiar loss of history. Somewhere between what they labeled 1970 to 2014 A.D., known to us today as 583 to 627 B.G., information on their culture and society became more and more scarce. It is believed that they found a more impermanent way of relaying current events. Some say that the wires had much to do with information gathering and transfer. Scholars have yet to get any reading from these seemingly pointless tubes of metal.

I kept one of the perfectly round, flat shapes we found on the dig this morning. There were many hundreds, all of the same size, but in different colors. It is so small and perfect in its delicacy, it was not hard to hide in my nap sack. In the center another perfect circle was cut through the brittle plastic. The disc was in poor condition, badly cracked and stained. On one end was what looks like an irridescent mirror, and on the other was a complex ancient pattern. With my poor translation skills, I managed to get this from the script upon it: Rock og lovf: Seasom 1. I have no idea what it means. Perhaps these wide discs were used as jewlery or armour plating.

Friday, April 3, 2009

New Cowboy piece! Any crits?

Now then, in staying true to my promises, I present to you the latest illustrated adventure of our late hero. This is, of course, before the first chronologically. Still fleshing out the text. Stay tuned! This guy, just like my last one, is rather huge, so the photo ended up getting shadowy on the bottom. Any crits anyone?


You like these, right? Well, you better.

Sketch post one is actually going to be a two session. For the first session, the teacher wanted us to focus on the hands.

Oh my!

The finished Zoo promotion.

Wanta Fanta?

I'm back in sketch mode! Here is today's work, and no, I won't try to catch up on the days I missed. Oi.

Thursday, April 2, 2009


Alright. So I kinda got off track during spring break, but who can blame me? Soon, soon sketches will flow once more like the great rapids of a dense waterfall. Well, you know, more or less. Anyhow life is crazy, I am tired, and tomorrow is the opening of AOI, in which I got a piece. Ha ha! This means that now I sleep, tomorrow I blog, and the rest of you might as well show up on the second floor of Canzani ready to get your socks rocked off by CCAD's illustration department.