Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend of costume parties and trick-or-treating! On Friday our apartment had a pumpkin carving contest and here is what I came up with. I was inspired by the book "Play with your Pumpkins". The 1st place winner gets $100 off their rent. I hope I at least get into the top 3.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Here is the dancing moon illustration. I was originally going to go with the 1st one. I went through an hour in the printing lab to print it up right. I later was playing with it in photo shop to see what texture looked like and I love it! It gave a starry night feel and added more stars to her hair as well as decorating her bodice. I am very happy with the results. What do you think?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

dancing moon

I am excited that I am doing a new project! I decided to do a Art Deco influenced illustration. I am illustrating a poem called The Night Will Never Stay and this is what I came up with. I tried to recreate the moon to avoid any cliches. I drew a female moon dancing across the night sky to give the feeling that she cannot stay in one place. I should have the finished product up in a week. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

mailer sketches

So here is my first sketch of 2 children biking and I showed it Greg Newbold and he gave me excellent advice. He said it might be better is the children were animals like a penguin and a polar bear so that more people can relate to the piece. I sketched a lot more figuring out what animals to use and what they look like.

Here is what I came up with, but I wanted to push it some more in making the characters and bike into simple shapes.

Here is the final sketch and now I am going to paint it!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Nature and Nurture Show

I am excited to say that my "Mother and Child" piece got into the Nature and Nurture show in the HFAC. My piece is located on the 4th floor, so stop by if you can. I realized after it was up that I need to get less reflective glass so you can look at the art without looking at yourself. I guess that is part of the learning process of being an artist.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Mother and Child

So I am still learning how to be an avid blogger, and I am embarrassed I haven't put anything up lately. So here is a piece I just finished for the Nature and Nurture show at the BYU HFAC. It starts this Friday.

I wanted to capture a peaceful moment between a mother and baby, and from what I understand, it can be one of the best feelings. This time I included my sketch to show you all.
I made a few edits such as redesigning the mother's hair for compositional issues and fixing her hand to make it aesthetically pleasing.

I really enjoyed painting this and playing with textures as well as pattern. I used acrylic paint and I love the way it looks. I hope you enjoy!