March 17, 2010

CD Cover

I went back and forth a zillion times on which band to use but in the end I decided on Rogue Wave's Descended on Vultures and I am glad. Not at all happy with the CD label though. The handwritten text is bad and I'm aware that the pole on the cover needs work but overall I'm happy with the result, which is nice because it was one of those things you put off and you know you're going to hate until you force yourself to do it.

March 11, 2010

After MICA

I've been having a lot of discussions with my fellow artist friends lately about our lives after we graduate. We all have a lot of different things we want to do and we're not sure about but there have been some similar things that have gotten brought too. I'm not exactly sure where I'll end up but I did figure out a few things that I wanted to do. For one thing (and I'm terrified of saying this out loud, let alone posting it on a blog) I think I want to try to be a real artist. One thing that has scared me in school is that I haven't been able to stick to one thing. I love so many different mediums of art and I was worried that that was a bad thing. Lately though, I've been looking at it as a positive thing. It makes me genuinely unhappy that there doesn't seem to be almost any real art community in New Hampshire where I grew up. It's becoming more and more of a dream of mine to change that. One thing I'd like to do later is to have a gallery there that has real art that is relative to today's world. If that does well, or maybe if it doesn't, I've considered opening an art store that that carries real supplies, unlike AC Moore.
The painting above is an unfinished piece from last year and it's the kind of thing I'd like to do more of. I'd also like to create paper art with Eleni. We both love and it and it's something I'd love to explore with her. Thirdly, I'm anxiously waiting to take a weaving class this summer and I'd love to make fibers a more prominent medium in my work.
Illustration and Graphic Design are amazing and I love them both, but there's also a big fine artist in me.

sequential night out

My first piece's composition is terrrible. Just overall BAD. My second one, however, is not so bad and it's funny, because I spent way less time on it. Sometimes it's best to wing it.

For Lifestyle we had to illustrate a sequential piece that was a group or couple "out on the town" at a real place wearing real designer clothing. I chose an awesome bar in Las Vegas, figuring Las Vegas would have the best/weirdest settings out there. I didn't want to do a group of girls because that would mean no hotel and I couldn't get a good composition in a theater which really lowered my options. I also didn't want to do a heterosexual couple because I really loath drawing men. I really avoid it at all costs. Hence my pattern of lesbian couples in my last few pieces. It's really not about the girls, and it's not even about sex, people don't seem to realize outside of Art School that artists just don't see things that way. It may sound weird, but I simply love drawing the curves on women. It's a much more satisfying composition to me. As an illustrator, I'm not very good at distorting, which I think is essential when drawing men, because otherwise they just look stiff and boring. I don't want it to sound like I'm struggling to convince everyone here that I'm still straight, but I know that my parents have access to this blog and I don't want them assuming anything from these pieces. Unfortunately, this is a common problem with a lot of artists.

March 10, 2010

Words on Wheels

Every year the juniors have to illustrate a poem written by a student from the near by middle school. I'm sort of glad this is done, it's taken a while I'm tired of looking at it. But I do enjoy the colors.

Paper dolls

It's been a while. I've been super busy with school, work, life in general. Here's some of the paper dolls I've had to do for the Lifestyle class.