January 31, 2010

Times Magazine : Haiti's Tragedy

Our first assignment in my Illustration Concepts II class is to illustrate a picture to replace the one on Time Magazine's "Haiti's Tragedy" issue.

My piece is done in pencil, charcoal and Photoshop. It originally had more color but once I placed it on top of the cover it clashed horribly. I think the desaturated version works better, and besides, I love neutrals.

January 27, 2010

revised dolls

We critiqued my dolls in class last night and my teacher recommended some changes so here are my new revisions. I decided not to make the one girl blue this time. That was originally just for fun and I didn't want to keep it. I changed the guy completely, which I think was a good idea because the original guy was weird and I didn't care for him at all. This guy isn't perfect but he's much better.

January 24, 2010


For my Lifestyle class, which is a fashion illustration class, we have to design "paper dolls" that we will clothe with a different piece or outfit every week. We had to have at least three. I don't know why I made the first one blue. I just like blue. Especially with blonde hair.

I really should name them...Well tbd.

January 14, 2010


I forgot to post this piece earlier. It was my final for my Illustration Concepts 1 class. We had to illustrate a piece based on an instrumental song of our choice. I did the cover of "Nothing Else Matters" by Apocalyptica. Cello is my all time favorite instrument so if I was going to choose an instrumental song it was going to be one with a bad ass cello.
Honestly, I'm not completely happy with this piece. I feel that the colors are strange on the left side and the transition into the wings gets weird. I'm not sure if I'll ever revisit it but this is it as it stands now.