Nov 2, 2011

Monsters on the lawn

Fred. FRED! They're on the lawn again!

This illustration started as character design for dracula and just kept growing. I wanted to incorporate simple shapes for overall design such as triangle for Dracula, square for Frankenstein, and curves for the wicked witch. I really enjoyed the process of Van Gogh-ish style mark making though it's very labor intensive. Sometimes I forget how powerful simple mark making can be to define volume, texture and color.

Oct 18, 2011

Briana Sketch

6"x8" Graphite on paper. Referenced from a photo here. The photo reminds me of this painting by Jan Van Eyck but much more feminine haha.

Oct 16, 2011

Wooden Sparrow

This is my first attempt at wood sculpture so I tried to keep the design simple and fun. I made some sketches of birds from a visit to the Natural History Museum and wanted to keep the detail of the feathers simplified. I used bass wood from a local art store and bought some carving tools. I finished the sparrow with some dark wood stain and a few coats of polyurethane to give it the glossy finish. It was fun to get away from graphite and oils for a while and hopefully I will do more in the future :)

Lake Louise (wip)