I have some prints in the Wilgus gallery show "delicate!" I love pretending to be a photographer!
ANYways, here is an online version:
These are pretty hard to look at, to be honest, and were even harder to edit. This diptych is from this past august, when my grandpa was dying, and I was unconsciously photographing the whole process (in the sense that I was taking a TON of pictures of everything, and wasn't thinking about why, but now I realize that it was to record this occasion so i'll never forget it). It was this long, drawn-out experience and I had never experienced anything quite like it - everyone was just hanging around my grandparents' house in this weird state of limbo. All of us were pretty delicate - I remember feeling fragile as glass - one little thing would set any of us on a crying jag at any given time, even if we thought we were being strong. Death is a strange thing.
Here is some of my brand new print work - i'm trying out this new thing called "updating my blog while things are actually happening." ha ha.
This one is my very first etching!
This one is drypoint on PVC then relief rolled.
This is the same as above, but i cut the pvc and made shapes. this one is a bitch to print. you kind of have to look at it up close to see what's going on.... but it was my first time trying this process so i'm proud of it anyway. Haha.
Here are some projects from Illustration concepts:
This project was to redesign a cover for any band... So I chose the band Weather Report, and their album Black Market. This one's entirely photoshop.
This one was just some silliness that I did after the constitution day lecture. It was a panel on gay marriage with Sharon Hayes, Dan Savage and Dr. Kendall Thomas. I think this piece pretty much sums up what I thought of the panel.
This is an ad campaign for Converse. 'nuff said. Graphite and photoshop!
These were illustrations (one cover, 2 spot) for an article on the NYTimes book review for the book "freedom" by Jonathan Franzen. This was the very first assignment of the year I did - don't judge me! This one's all graphite.
This one's a cover redesign for the game "Goldeneye." All photoshop!
And lastly, this one was a cover for an article called "Is America Islamophobic?"
Here are some studies I did of Alice Neel paintings I was fortunate enough to see when I was in Venice beach at the L.A. Louver Gallery: (edit: ICK, i saw this on another computer and noticed that the colors are all purple and stuff. My scanner sucks :( )
I really love Alice Neel. Her paintings have such an organic quality and ease to them that I really admire.
Sorry for the lack of updates... Summer's been pretty unproductive. However, recently i've been super productive! I think ICON inspired me.
That said, I've just spent the past week volunteering at ICON6: Sunny Side Up in Pasadena! It was a great week, I really had a blast meeting all kinds of people and getting inspired by great illustrators. I just wanted to update with some sketches in my sketchbook that i've been doing this summer!
People lounging by the Langham pool :)
these are just some doodles i did during various speeches - I didn't get to hear every one, but i heard some awesome speeches by Wayne White, Craig Yoe, Thomas Blackshear, Yuku Shimizu (sp?) and many others :)
Here is my priiide and joy from Narrative Illustration! This is my final project - a 4 page comic that pretty much ate up my social life for a good while, but it was totally worth it. :) It doesn't have a name yet. Man, doing a really accurate period piece is way harder than I ever imagined. I apologize if there are any anachronistic things in there. I really, really tried to make everything 30s accurate.
These were all 14x17" on bristol board, scanned into photoshop and then minimal colors and text put in!
I can now say I have somewhat whipped graphite into submission. I want to get people to take graphite seriously! It's not just for sketches!
Here are some more gouache paintings I did for illustration 2! The assignment was to do six sketches based on the words deadly, quiet, cluttered, intimate, simple and vast. Then we had to choose the best 3 sketches and do color finals based on them:
Cluttered is a highly exaggerated Downtown L.A. Skyline, Intimate is my living room at school, and Simple is from the Angeles Crest, also in LA area. AGAIN, blogger killed my colors!! but they are more bright than they appear here. Again, if I can get better scans I will!