Tuesday, September 20, 2011

School's In Session

Hey, so I haven't posted here in ages.

Anyway, school has started up again, so have some figure paintings! Poses range in length from one to about two and a half hours.








Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Shepard Commander

Lately I've been on a Mass Effect kick and thought I'd do some fanart of Shepard for fun. I started this Sunday night and finished it Tuesday afternoon.

Step by Step:

And the finished product:

Monday, May 9, 2011

Sketchy Sketches

Well, as of last Monday I finished up my sophomore year at Ringling. So I'm halfway done.

In other news, here are some sketches I did over the year. Just a couple of character designs and thumbnails, a few from life doodles, you know, the usual stuff.

Some thumbnails from my final illustration assignment, a couple of creatures from China Miéville's Bas Lag books, and some doodles from the day I spent stuck at the Mini dealership when they didn't fix my car.

The rough sketch for "Until Gwen"

Character designs for Kay and Gerda from my Snow Queen illustration.

Design for the Snow Queen herself.

And as a bonus some quick colors I threw on my designs for older and younger Gerda.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Figure Painting

I recently did my first extended figure in my painting class, a three day session. Previously I had done a few two an three hour poses in my figure drawing class, but nothing that lasted multiple class sessions, so this was a fun departure.

Here's the image as it appeared at the end of day's one and two:

And the final piece at the end of day three:

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

Until Gwen

Our latest project in Illustration was to illustrate a scene from the short story "Until Gwen" by Dennis Lehane. I decided I'd pull out the old pen and inks and try a traditional piece this time round. Thiel also had me try out some colors in photoshop afterwards pictured here:

Not sure which I prefer yet.

And if you're at all interested in some progress shots then here you go.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Figures and Landscapes pt. 2

Some figure drawings and a couple of landscape paintings. The first three figures were done with a Dark Purple Prismacolor colored pencil.

40 min. pose from March 30:

1 hour pose from April 6:

1 hour pose, clothed model from April 11:

40 min. costumed figure from April 13, done with Prismacolor colored pencils:

2 hour landscape of Island Park from April 7:

2 hour landscape of the Ringling Causeway from April 11:

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Some of my illustration assignments from this year:

Our second project from last semester, a spot illustration on the theme of travel.

Fourth or fifth project of first semester, an animal cliché.

And our latest project from this semester, a piece for the charity of our choosing. I picked the This Star Won't Go Out foundation.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Figures and Landscapes

Some Figure Paintings:

And some landscapes:

My car atop a parking garage in downtown Sarasota.

Indian Beach

All of these were done in about two hours.

Monday, March 7, 2011

The Snow Queen

Our midterm project for my Illustration class was a two page spread illustration of a story we remembered from our childhood. I had a book of classic children's stories, which I still have today, that had The Wizard of Oz, Pinnochio, Country Mouse and City Mouse, and The Snow Queen in it and I just fell in love with The Snow Queen. Thus, the logical choice for me was to illustrate this classic fairy tale.

Here's the final piece:

And some progress shots:

The final piece was cropped at the suggestion of my professor.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Media Roundup

Just a roundup of pieces from Media class last semester.

Our first project was a pen and ink drawing of a fish, thus, The Happy Pufferfish was born.

Another project was using scratch board, so I decided to challenge myself by trying to render glass using a portrait of Anton Yelchin as reference.

And now some oil rub portraits of the 11 actors to play The Doctor on Doctor Who. We only had to do one image, but the idea of doing several small portraits just struck me as something fun to try.

Each portrait is 3"x4"

We also did projects in watercolor, acrylic, and chalk pastel, but I don't currently have scans of those, so they're still to come.

Monday, February 7, 2011

White Project: Step by Step

Our latest project in Painting was to do a still life of entirely white objects on a white background, but we weren't allowed to use white at all until we had the entire under-painting down.

So here's a play by play, from start to almost finish. At least to where I got by the end of class today.

Still Lifes and Portraits

The still life's are from Painting class, the portraits from Figure. Each portrait took a little over an hour, each still life was multiple class sessions.