Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The bane of my existence.

Here is my 10x12 cheesy airbrush. There is not much to say except that I do not see airbrushing as a profession in my future.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Here is the final illustration for the conversation piece. It is a 10x10 inch watercolor. I do not really like the way it turned out. I wish I hadn't made the background the color that it is. I need to work the looser, expressive watercolor with line. Overall, I guess it's kind of fun, but it's not my favorite piece ever.

Missouri postcard

I love Missouri. Seriously. My whole family does. My older sister even has a Missouri tattoo. I'm not lying. SOOO I liked this project.

I love float trips in the summer, and the Current River is probably my favorite river to float because of the rolling hills and towering bluffs that surround it. So I found a picture of the Current and painted it. I find that I like doing landscapes. I used watercolor for this 4.5x6 inch piece. I liked the way it came out. Working on this small of a scale was a lot easier than the bigger stuff that we've been doing recently. I wish the work was a bit looser--the short brushstrokes are pretty evident--but overall, I think it came out okay.

El Capitan Final Illustration

Here is the final illustration for the world record poster. I used watercolor for this 13x19 job. I like the way it turned out. I wish some of the trees in the front weren't so rough. I think the rock face actually kind of looks like a rock face, weird. I can't wait to see it printed out as a poster, it'll be so cool! Oh, and the world record is for the tallest granite monolith in the world, which is this, El Capitan, located in Yosemite National Park, USA. It's 3000-and-some-odd feet high. Pretty tall. I have never seen it in person, but I love national parks so I will visiting it sometime soon hopefully. Actually, working in Yosemite this summer is my backup plan if all the internships/"real" jobs fall through. I'd be a housekeeper, aka general park bum, for the summer, and just backpack and hitchhike around the park. SWEET. Let's hope none of my other plans pan out!

Some marker comps

Here is a marker comp of El Capitan, the tallest granite monolith in the world. It is for my world record poster. I think the marker comp is pretty stellar. One of the better ones I've ever done.

Another awesome marker comp. This one is for the Missouri postcard project. This comp is a bit rougher than I would have liked, but I got the colors figured out and that's all that really matters I guess.

Second fruit. Ever.

I actually think this turned out pretty good. It's the second piece of fruit we had to airbrush. I obviously chose to do a slice of watermelon. I especially like the background. How fun!


My very first airbrush ever. Much like the first drawing I ever did, it is a bit rough. However, you can tell it's an apple.