Thursday, October 14, 2010

To all my Barbiezzz...and Kenz

16x20 acrylic gouache; pastel
An assignment for Tom Woodruff and Yuko Shimizu's Portfolio class.
-Choose a Mother Goose nursery rhyme and transform a pop culture icon into a character/theme of that nursery rhyme.

What are little girls made of,
What are little girls made of?
Sugar spice and all things nice,
Thats was little girls are made of।

9x12; watercolor; pastel
An extra credit project I did for the Big Bad World of Illustration with Mickey Duzyj themed 'Bells and Whistles'. The chosen illustration will be selected for PlanSponsor Magazine with the addition of a $695 bonus.

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Spritely Diver

11x17 Arcylic and ink
Yes, bad photo. This is the first acrylic painting I've done since sophomore year and I had a surprisingly good time working on it. All of Junior year I've avoided painting and honed onto my drawing skills. Maybe I was subconsciously tainted by Woodruff's critique of my oil painting that I refused to pick up another brush again. wahhh! A year is plenty of time to recuperate I guess. Now as a senior, I figure this would be the only time I'd be able to experiment with different mediums and figure out my niche.

This is a painting I did for Marcos Chin's Fashion Illustration and Beyond...emphasis on 'beyond'. The assignment was given at random. Each student was to pick a type of person and an adjective out of a bag and I was left with 'spritely diver'. This assignment forced me to think less literally of the content. Therefore, I tapped into the idea of adolescence and the spontaneous, fearless, immature mind of a child which is represented by the little girl, who is holding a small weapon as if she is about to dive into a pool of creatures. This class has already taught me so much and in a way is pushing my limits to what I can create conceptually and physically.