Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Final Book and Paper Sample

I had a Book and Paper making class this semester, and for my final projects I took a preexistng book apart, put an animation into its pages, and rebound it back into its original cover in a different method, then used my paper to create a stop motion continuing the book animation. It was interesting to do, but rushed with the rest of my finals, so I may try another sort of animation like this down the line.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Painting Parody

Another Illustration project, where we had to parody a famous painting. I used The Rapture of Psyche by Bouguereau and went the route of a bad vampire romance.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Emeral City Steampunk

I did this in Costumed Figure Drawing this week, and had a blast working on it. Ink and Gouache.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Animal Eyes

Yet another illustration project in gouache.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Character Design: Hansel

From my Character Design class.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Hansel and Gretel: Concept Art

Some work from Character Design. My class was given Hansel and Gretel for our theme, and my twist to the story has the children starting off in the forest and entering a strange city that twists around and scares them until they find a normal little cottage that looks safe to enter (the witch's cottage).
Artist References: Georges de Feure and Wassily Kandinsky

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Another Illustration class project. Gouache.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

24 Hour Animation Contest

The theme was "Why did the chicken cross the road?" My team put together this:

I did the animation for the chicken, some coloring, mixed the music in audacity, and edited it all together with flipbook and imovie.

Edit: We won third place out of the 9 teams!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

4 Panel Color Study

The first assignment of Illustration this semester. 4 panels of the same composition, colored in different fashions. Gouache.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

More Watercolors

From class and for enjoyment.

The entrance of the CSULB Japanese Gardens at three different times of the day.

A fountain in the back of the Japanese Gardens.

The pathway and some of the plants and water in the Japanese Garden.

Fanart of Celty from Durarara! I had a lot of fun messing around with this one.
A swamp monster that was a lot of fun to paint.

Metals Jewelry and Sculpture

Here are my four projects from my Metals class I took this spring:

My first project: A bracelet from a 4"x4" piece of copper, with nothing cut out. I made a flame gauntlet piece that worked as a small sculpture standalone, and a functional bracelet when worn.

The second project was a band ring. A practice one was done in copper, and then I made it in silver. It is two pieces of silver sweat soldered together with my design cut into the top piece, and the inside of the bottom piece has 'wonderland' imprinted into it.

The third project is a pendant. I modeled it after a heart turned into a clock idea and spent a lot of time putting it together.

The final project in my class was a container. I made a little lock function on mine to keep it shut, and imprinted in 'lock and key' on the bottom.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Some small character watercolors

Done off of some character designs for practice.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Big Cats

I went to the Big Cat Conservation Center in Rosamond over spring break a couple of weeks back to draw the cats. Here are a couple of pages of the cats I drew, along with the peacocks that were roaming the center.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Watercolor landscapes

I'm in a watercolor class this semester, and have really enjoyed it so far. It has been really neat working with the paint and putting color in everything and in layers and I have been improving a lot. It has already dripped into some of the digital color practice pieces I've done this semester.
Here are some of the landscape studies from around campus that we've done in class the past few weeks, newest to oldest.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Lets get a roll on.

Well, here goes my try at having an art blog. To start things rolling, I'm going to post my prints from my Fall 2009 Printmaking class. I used the assignments for some light concept work with a personal project, a variation of the Alice in Wonderland story, and got a bit of a hand on my characters from it.


Etching (with chine colle):

Lithograph:Silk Screen: