Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Wine for every occasion.

Final piece for concepts. A spot for a pamphlet based on the movie Sideways. My page had tips on which wine to bring to certain occasions. Expensive wine, obviously, should be saved for meeting the parents, but in the case of a break-up it is quantity, not quality, that matters.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Concepts WIP

Nine color proofs for my concepts homework. This time I'm working with linoleum. I will print the final before Tuesday using the colors I think are best, which will probably be the center-left proof but with a lighter background for more contrast. Or I could go with the top-left, but with a richer purple.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fun with Illusionism.

My latest illusionism homework--a kind of stream of consciousness drawing. With a detail!

Mystery Whimsy

Still getting the hang of things in illustrated book. This drawing is only halfway there. Next week we start our big book projects.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Concepts One.

My first assignment for this year's core illustration class: Concepts I. This is a five-inch spot for a recent TIME magazine book review of Thomas Pynchon's detective novel "Inherent Vice." TIME magazine used some nonsense stock photo, so our assignment was to make something more appropriate for the review.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Scullions's Sinking Skedaddle Strategy

My first illustrated book assignment: come up with a crazy four-word alliteration and illustrate it. This was the first of first assignments, and I didn't post it immediately because I was unhappy with the way my figures got lost to the color, but I like the wacky concept so much I decided to post it after all.

metal and wood

Working on surface texture in illusionism. This is an in class drawing that was never completed, but you get the idea.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Fall 2009 Illusionism!

My first drawing from this year's illusionism class. My assignment was to create the illusion of paper on a pre-existing drawing. I wanted to create a little narrative, so I painted a coffee stain onto my print and drew a scrap of paper as if it had been hastily taped over the stain. However, the idea that I would ever spill coffee on my prints or attempt to salvage one ruined in such a way (when multiples exist) is far-fetched at best, so I ordered the composition centrally to call attention to the deliberate nature of the illusion.