Wednesday, October 31, 2012

My Portfolio for London: A Rather Large Post.

(Click on the picture for a larger view)
Alice in Wonderland: The Dormouse's Tale -sketch

Alice in Wonderland: The Dormouse's Tale -Final

 Mix-And-Match Creature -Ideation

 Mix-and-Match Creature -Version 1

Mix-and-Match Creature -Final

A Cruel Mistress -Ideation

 A Cruel Mistress -Final

Save Undershaw Editorial Spread -Ideation

Save Undershaw Editorial Spread -Final

 Wine Bottle Group Project -Sketch
Wine Bottle Group Project -My Finished Bottle

 Wine Bottle Group Project -Finished Group

Pittsburgh Mr. Rogers T-Shirt -Ideation

 Pittsburgh T-shirt Final -Version 1
Pittsburgh T-Shirt Final -Version 2

 Digital Painting Techniques -1 week exercises

Vector Fish -Sketches

Vector Fish -Final
 Four Seasons of Fun! -Sketch

 Four Seasons of Fun! -Final

Digital Texture Exercise

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Man and the Sea

So here's an updated sketch of my Sailor and the Sea!

A Bit of an Update

So hello!
there's been a lot going on, but I thought I would check in with you to show you what I'm up to right now!

Let's start with my recently finished project: The creature.

 For this project we had to combine 2-3 animals to create a new creature. So I chose an elephant and a cassowary! And I made the cassowary more tropical with the colours. I'm not completely finished, but this is what I brought in for crit.

Now onto the wine bottle project!
Remember those pesky lions? Well here they are in all their finished glory!
 I don't normally do very well on group projects unless I'm in charge. But I think I did okay this time! Our wine company was based off of alchemic pairings of animals which represented spirit and soul. So we have the unicorn and the deer, the knight and the dragon, and the lion and lioness. The symbol that we used is an alchemic symbol that has to do with your wild animal side coming out, and then we put that in the triangle because that represents femininity. (we were an all girl group)

Now we get to the works in progress. Currently, I'm working on several projects, but I only have a couple of in process pictures to show you.

The first is a free project. We can literally do what ever we want. So of course, I gravitated towards the nautical. I wanted to play with the idea of man trying to tame the sea. Or even like how they say that the sea is a cruel mistress. So I'm playing with having a rather well moustachioed sailor man trying to embrace the sea, but of course, she's trying to pull away. I'm not completely sold on the composition or anything yet. Still playing around.

Then the Alice in Wonderland project. One of the wealthiest men in Cleveland is a big collector of Alice in Wonderland illustrations and books, so we have been asked to create illustrations based on AiW. I guess that this is in the hope that he may donate money to the illustration department like he did to industrial design.  I decided to create an illustration of the dormouse while he is reciting his "tail." I'll post the watercolours that I've done for it later once I have a chance to scan them in!

And that's all for right now! Have a nice day :)

Sunday, October 7, 2012


So I've been working on my Lions more. And I've been ignoring all of the pencils I have to do for this week....shhhh...
So here are my still wip lions. Complete with test run colours and textures!
Dees wine bottles are going to be stellar, bro.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Wine Bottles

So we've been working on our wine bottle label design thingy project for a few weeks now, and Team Girl Squad finally has some line-work to show ya'll.

Here's Amalia's knight and dragon:

And here is Brittany's deer and unicorn:

AND here are my lions!

Whew. At last, something more than frustrating sketches on tracing paper. I've had it up to here *holds hand above head* with these lions.
My line work is a lot thinner :< but I hope that it'll be okay once it's been coloured and everything.

Onwards and upwards.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


I am dying.
I am nowhere used to having this many projects run at once.
PLUS, I'm working two jobs.

So, this file is so big in photoshop that my computer has been wheezing for hours.
We learned textures and clipping masks and the like in digital rendering class. So I made this.
These are my boys.
My poncho boys.....just kidding.
But they are my boys.
Vincent and Danny.
Otherwise known as;
My little babies that I've been toying with for some comic ideas :)

I've also been working on a t-shirt design for Pittsburgh (that is still a WIP)

It seems that the general concensus is that I should make the sweater flat and more graphic. So I'm going to toy around with that a bit.
But yeah, Mr. Rogers was from Pittsburgh so that's why you see his lovely sweater ensemble up there.

ALSO; I finished that pesky Undershaw editorial:
When I printed it, it turned out really dark, so If I ever print it again, I'll have to lighten it up even more. But I'm happy with it. It's some of the best rendering I've ever done, so as not good as it may be; I'm pretty darn proud.

Currently I'm working on like twelve million other projects, including two that are Alice in Wonderland based, A mix-matched animal, a wine bottle label with uncooperative lions, mini comics with V and DG, and I'm sick and everything hurts.

Goodnight. I have stupid lions to hate.