Sunday, July 20, 2014

Glamorous Cake

"Bunt Cake"
My inspiration for this was a cake, bunt cake to be exact.
The first digital piece to enter my series of dessert inspired illustrations. My inspiration was cake this time, so this was my favorite so far, still more to come. 


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A Sweet Take on Things

I decided to start working on a sweets inspired series of pieces, using various mediums.

Bubble gum girl
"Bubbly"
I created a character whose hair and outfit are made out of gum bubbles, and gumballs.

cupcake inspired girls
"Cupcakes"
Inspired by those decadently sweet treats, known as cupcakes.
I incorporated the wrappers into their outfits.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Figure Modeling

I figured, I would post my final from figure modeling here as well. The assignment was to create a fictional character and sculpt a portrait of them in clay.










That wraps up my first year of attending college. Now I will be spending the next four months in my hometown.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Figure Drawing Final Portfolio


charcoal on white paper, rendered drawing of live model
"Figure Drawing Final"
Possibly showing just how far I've come in a matter
of months. There are still some things I would want
to fix, but as a whole, I am very proud of this piece. 
"Feet Study"
The finished rendering of the study I had been working on for
an assignment in class.

"Hand Study"
The finished rendering of a hand holding an apple.


"Master Study"
Another part of my final portfolio project, for figure drawing.
The face is small compared to the rest of the body, I noticed
that a little late.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Works in Progress

One of many homework assignments, I am working on. Here  is part of my process, line art. You have a hand holding an apple.
"Hand Study"
One of many homework assignments, I am working on. Here
is part of my process, line art. 

"Hand Study" A few steps further on my, homework assignment, I did a lot of rendering, and still have a ways to go before it's fully complete. Hand holding an apple
"Hand Study"
A few steps further on my, homework assignment, I did a lot of rendering, and
still have a ways to go before it's fully complete.

"Feet Study" The line art for my second assignment I am working on currently. A pair of feet.
"Feet Study"
The line art for my second assignment I am working
on currently. 

"Feet Study" Started rendering, these after I did the hand and apple picture. There is still work to be done.
"Feet Study"
Started rendering, these after I did the hand and apple picture. There is still
work to be done.

Once Opened

"Once Opened" My entry for Helpful Bear Productions' Creature Design Contest The inspiration behind this is Greek Mythology, where it talks about Pandora's  box. You always see these pictures of Pandora opening or trying to close a regular  box, but I wanted to do something different, and so I came up with the concept that  "What if Pandora was the box."
"Once Opened"
My entry for Helpful Bear Productions' Creature Design Contest
The inspiration behind this is Greek Mythology, where it talks about Pandora's
 box. You always see these pictures of Pandora opening or trying to close a regular
box, but I wanted to do something different, and so I came up with the concept that
"What if Pandora was the box." 


I thought this concept would really work well with the Kaiju contest, being as the definition of Kaiju is "Strange Creature" and in classic Greek Mythology, Pandora was the first woman on Earth, in a sense a strange new creature.

I thought this concept would really work well with the Kaiju contest, being as the definition of Kaiju is "Strange creature" and in classic Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman on Earth, in a sense a strange new creature. Now we have the "opening of Pandora's box" which was when all the evil inside escaped, excluding hope, so I choose to illustrate a few of those evils in my own way.

Starting from the top left to right:


  • Rhinopharyngitis (common cold)- represents sickness. 
  • Hatred- I figured hatred would have been one of the first evils to fly out of the box, so you have a glimpse of it going off into the world. 
  • Suffering- When I thought of a way to illustrate suffering my mind went to a scorpions sting causing the victims to go through so much pain before killing them. 
  • Hand of War- Something so large pushing itself up to go spread chaos. 
  • Death- and finally right beside Pandora death is beginning to take form, as all the other evils are already out.