Thursday, January 28, 2010

Self Portrait

Here is another piece that I did for my environments and characters class! I have been wanting to do a self portrait for a while now so it was really great to do this! The assignment was to just do a sketch but I ended up really getting into it and rendering the whole thing ha ha. Anyways here it is!


Monday, January 25, 2010

Style Test

Below is an assignment I did for my animation class, Characters and Environments. For it I had to basically look up and test out three different styles. The three styles I decided on was a painterly/brushy style,
marko djurdjevic's style
, and Sean "cheeks" Galloway's style. It was a pretty fun assignment even though my brushy style became the pallet knife style lol.. I ended up liking how the first guy;s style looked a lot so i am going to try to incorporate it with some other paintings I am working on! :D



PS I still have two more massive updates coming! One is on all the work I have been doing on the layouts for My Dad the Giant and the other one is going to be on some awesome books I recently got along with some other inspiration! :D

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Massive update! Part Two - End of the Fall 09 Semester

This past fall semester was crazy! I had the most classes and studios I have ever taken in a semester! I had six classes, five of which were studios, on top of all the backgrounds I was producing for My Dad the Giant! It was crazy hard but I got a lot better at time management lol! I had a 3 Illustration painting classes, Invented Environments, Advanced Illustration Techniques and Book Cover Illustration, along with two Product Industrial Design classes, Freshman Product Studio and Vis Com II. I got a lot better at painting people, environments and painting digitally along with getting better at rendering and designing products! oh yeah I got better at perspective too ha ha... But anyways here are some of my Vis Com I and II sketches and renderings from last semester and the semester before!

I will post some of the other pieces from this semester eventually. I still want to touch some of them up! :D


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Massive Update! Part one - Noel Night and Gallery Opening

Well it's been a while since I last posted here so I thought it was about time for a massive update! Soo much has happen since my last post!

First off there was Noel Night! Noel Night happens every December and Detroit's whole cultural area, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Science Center, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Detroit Historical Museum, along with others, participate! It was really fun! Jongmee and myself shared a huge fourteen foot table and sold prints, holiday cards, framed pieces, along with a few other things! It was really fun and I met a lot of nice people there! Below are two of the paintings that I did for noel night/the holiday season! :D

I sold small and large prints and holiday card versions of these at Noel Night along with a bunch of my other pieces I did throughout the last year and a half.

Also in this past December I had my first solo gallery show that lasted two weeks! It was crazy getting everything together for it but was really worth it! It was really great to see everyone's reaction to my art! It was in the U245 gallery at the College for creative studies!!
Here are a few pictures from that! :D

Left wall

Main wall

Right wall

My gallery show consisted of fifteen framed digital paintings that covered three walls!

I will be posting again in the next few days!