Tuesday, November 9, 2010

And then there was more figure drawing

I really can't get enough of figure drawing. It's one of my favorite things to do and I'm so thankful to have some great opportunities around Dallas (shout out to Dallas Dr. Sketchy's!)

Should be some good news to report in the future hopefully soon. In the meantime, everyone enjoy the cooler weather and the prospect of good food, friends and family in these coming Holiday weeks. Oh and the upcoming release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 as well as TRON: Legacy (but really, I just want Daft Punk's soundtrack)!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

More figure drawing!

One can never have enough figure drawing, am I right? There will be more this weekend at Dallas Dr. Sketchy's so keep your eyes open for another post soon. Hope everyone is enjoying the cooler weather and their Pumpkin Spice Lattes~

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Dr. Sketchy's

Just got back from a Dr. Sketchy's session. For those of you that don't know, it's an organized figure drawing club where burlesque models pose in costumes for a couple hours in a local bar. A lot of cities have a Dr. Sketchy's so google it to try to find one in your area! I highly recommend it!

The top I did at today's session and the one below was from a couple of weeks ago. Both are 20 minute studies.

Working on portfolio updates and renovations. I'm looking forward to cooler air coming up in the next couple months; this Texas heat is unreal.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Nothing beats figure drawing

Over the past month or so, I've been doing weekly figure drawing Tuesday mornings. It's been a really great exercise for me and I've finally gotten back in the groove of working the figure. I most certainly have the Illustration Academy to thank for what I know about drawing the figure and how I approach my process for art making in general. Good luck to all the new students this year!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

College to real life is quite the transition.

No one really prepares you for what is coming when you graduate. There's a lot of uncertainty. A ton of "Holy crap, what am I going to do NOW." It was one of the most challenging experiences of my entire life. It's amazing to me that in school we feel on top of the world and like anything is possible and in the real world, you have to start all over again. They don't teach overcoming this reality in art school but we all have to figure it out one way or another.

I've been working with Reel FX quite a bit on a couple different projects (which I posted earlier) and can now post part of the work I've done with them given that some of it is now live.

I worked on an online game for kids based on the candy Baby Bottle Pops. I did environments, concepts, user interfaces, and more. The game is now live which you can see at BabyBottlePop.com. Much of the artwork and environments were done by Shane Richardson, Erin McGuire, and myself. It was an interesting and challenging job to work on and definitely an experience that required a lot of collaboration and revisions.

I have some more work to post soon. I wish all the upcoming graduates good luck and congratulations!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Starting fresh

Just a preview of a fun little piece I'm working on. Getting back into the groove of things, figuring out 1, 2, 5, and 10 year goals. Wishing I had a dog to keep me company and warm on days like today. I had a bit of a mid-life crisis at the ripe age of 22, but I suppose that's normal for many people post-graduation. I've done some work with Reel FX on various projects and am working on restructuring my portfolio with new work and a somewhat clearer direction. I've grown accustomed to living in Texas now, though the snow here is unreal.

And that was just this morning! They're anticipating up to a foot of snow in Dallas. Texans are so funny, they have no idea what to do in times of snowfall. It makes me nostalgic for my childhood days in upstate New York.

I updated my website with a new layout and some severe yet necessary editing. Bring on the new decade!