Friday, December 30, 2011

"We Need a Background"

This was for a contest on
The prompt was to create a background for the provided characters.
Pretty fun.

original characters

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Children's Book FINAL

This is my final assignment for Concept and Technique
Great class! I learned a ton! I still can't believe there's only two months time between the two versions, and look how much better I got in terms of executing basic things like light and shadow, and color, value, etc.!

The illustration:
Very time-consuming.... and EXTREMELY FUN to work on!
The designs changed constantly, which changed the story along the way...
... but I'm really happy with the end result.

I still can't believe I was "satisfied" with the original version. 
I'm sure I'll feel the same way about the revision, 
when I look back on it years from now.

Version 2 - Revision

Version 1 - Final

original sketch

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tower of Power FINAL

Music Promotional assignment for Concept and Technique.

paper collage & colored pencils, 10"x10"

Friday, December 2, 2011


These are from my chiaroscuro class:

trying red pencil on tone paper with white charcoal.... 
.... I don't like it.

value studies for the final chiaroscuro assignment: