Saturday, September 26, 2009

Moving to Dallas

So I feel pretty terrible for not updating but I promise things will pick up soon!

I'm officially moving to Dallas in a week and will have the studio space I crave along with amazing friends and talented artists to inspire me. I think this change of pace can only bring good things and I'm looking forward to the weeks, months, and maybe even years to come.

See you soon with new art <3

Monday, July 27, 2009

Gibson Girl for DAS

This Gibson fashionista likes to be unkempt. It suits her.

I posted this on DAS already but it's one of the first post-Ringling pieces/sketches I've actually really liked.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

NYC livin'

Just checking in to report that I'm currently in NYC interning for Richard Solomon Artist Representatives. It's been a whirlwind of stuff happening the past couple of weeks and art making is minimal. I've been sketching and hopefully can have some new pieces up soon as I've finally settled down in my apartment.

Totally scared of the life I'm beginning but it's extremely exciting just the same!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Senior Thesis

My senior thesis: Literary Influence.

I chose to do book covers of novels that have inspired and influenced me and my work throughout my life. I hope you enjoy these pieces as much as I have enjoyed creating them. My BFA is four days away - congratulations all seniors and good luck in all of your future endeavors. Here's to the next chapter~

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Artist's Books

Wow, so it has been far too long. I've been focusing on thesis and my portfolio so much that I've been neglecting everything else. This is the homestretch though so in a week and a half, I'll be posting the fruits of my labors :)

In the meantime, here are two of my large projects from Artist's Books last semester!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Hallmark Workshop

Hallmark Workshop post.

What a great experience. I am still trying to absorb everything I learned from the workshop and wish it wasn't over so soon. But I feel pretty happy with how this card turned out (it's a tri-fold, so it opens up to reveal the landscape).

Now back to thesis... Sigh.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Man, Pet, Machine

The infamous Man, Pet, and Machine assignment. I decided to use a more passive approach to the pet part and incorporate it into her attire. The gears took forever but I am happy with the overall result!

"When the Clock Strikes Twelve"

More to come though I won't be uploading thesis till it's complete.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

End of the semester

For the last assignment of the semester, we had to do a book cover of our choice. I chose the young adult novel "The Luxe" as I figured it was a subject matter I had not yet attempted (as in teenage girl books)! Needless to say, I feel like it is one of my most successful images of the semester and I am really pleased with the overall feel of the painting as well as the typography. It basically solidified my happiness with doing books and portraits for my thesis.

Speaking of thesis, I might as well let the cat out of the bag. I will be doing book covers of "classic/popular" literature as well as illustrations of the authors. So far the list of the books is as follows:

- A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

And other possible but depending on time possibilities:

- Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
- Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
- Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

So as you can see, I have quite a bit of reading/drawing/conceptualizing ahead of me. Not to mention one final fact about this project. That I will fully design the dust jackets for the covers (including the typography) and rebind paperback editions of the books to have the dust jackets wrapped around at my thesis. It's going to be a lot of hard work but damnit, I am determined.

And here's a grouchy typewriter lady for giggles. Hope everyone had an amazing holiday. One semester to go!