The Sound Machine Triptych

The Sound Machine

This triptych was based off of the Roald Dahl short story “The Sound Machine”. I knew from the start I did not want to illustrate any identifiably human imagery, since I thought that took away from the premise, I also did not want to focus on the main character, since it was not really him that was being harmed, but in fact causing the harm. Continue reading

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Otter Space

otter_spaceWhen we were given the assignment to make a scientific drawing of a living creature, there were no limitations besides that. From the start, I knew I wanted to do otters in space, but I decided on the composition of the pillars of creation in the Eagle nebula. I wanted to use an array of colors, like in the images of the pillars of creation and keep a natural, but lighter tone to the otters fur. This was my favorite illustration I have done this semester.

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Editorial

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This was made as a hypothetical editorial illustration. Continue reading

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Abstract Finished Painting

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The completed composition of the abstract painting was based off of aspects of the realist self portrait still life. The color yellow was added to create another highlight in order to keep the white balanced throughout the piece. Some had said that the painting has a bird like quality to it.

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Surrealist Sculpture Update

This is the finished sculpture from fall semester. I had wanted to glaze this piece since I completed the sculpture, and I was able to earlier this Spring. I only recently was able to take some pictures of it. I think it looks like a stronger piece after glazing.

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Self Portrait Still Life

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This is the completed self portrait still life. The image show a watering bottle and an old camera lens, both two personal possessions of mine. This painting was edited the most in regards to color, where there is a mix of blue into the background as well some brown in the bottle.

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The Wicker Husband

A story about love in all shapes, sizes and materials. This is the completed film of The Wicker Husband, based on the short story by Ursula Willis Jones. This has been an ongoing group project throughout the semester and I am happy to see how well it turned out.

I personally worked on creating all of the villager puppets, the animals, the bags of money, and the wicker woman’s dress. Sections I had animated are spread throughout the film, but the majority would be the scenes in the town square, including the climax of the film.

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Abstract Color Studies

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These are the color studies for the abstract painting, which will be my final painting for the semester. The study which will be used is the one that shares the most similar colors to the still life self portrait, but in a different way.

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Abstract Charcoal Studies

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These are some studies I did, abstracting the still life self portrait, the one in the upper left will be the one used for later color studies.

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Still Life Self Portrait Color Studies

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These are the color studies for the painting of a self portrait still life. The first painting is what the finished products color scheme will be. The third was using complements and the second, which was my favorite, was an experimental piece.

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Character Designs: The Wicker Husband

These are some designs I have worked on for a group animation I am working on this semester. I looked to try and convey each characters profession and personality in their design. These are the villagers in the story and although they are not the focus, I really wanted them to help with creating a tone to the film. The animation will be completed by early May.

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Hybrid Portrait

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This is the final design for the hybrid Portrait. I pushed the movement in the feathers and added shadows to my face. Because of how light the reference was I left most of the top of my head absent of definition, using the feathers to imply the curve into my hair. The composition was based off of when Great Horned Owls are threatened, they will puff up their feathers and shift lower to the ground.

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Still Life Self Portrait Charcoal Studies

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This project is to be a self portrait in a way. All the items were chosen to be of personal importance of me. For each study, I wanted to try a different angle and to focus on a different item in each composition. I really pushed the darks on these studies, because of how vibrant the spray bottle is and the darkness of the camera.

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Complementary Still Life Painting

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This still life was based on the monochromatic painting done earlier in the semester.  This was done using only Ultramarine Blue and Orange. Most of the variation came out as green because of how bright the orange was compared to the dark blue. Both this painting and the monochromatic are going to be constantly revised until May.

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Tailor Walk Cycle

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Hybrid Portrait Draft Designs

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Color Studies for Still Life Painting

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Monochromatic Oil Painting

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This is the completed monochromatic painting from one of the charcoal still lives I completed a few weeks back. The size is twice that of the charcoal. The most important part of starting this piece was blocking out shades and tones, keeping the absolutes of black and white in minimal locations, and showing depth and form of each object.

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Jump Cycle

This was a hand drawn jump cycle I did as part of my first exercise this semester. I wanted to mess around with depth and exaggeration. I mainly focused on creating and elastic leap in and out. For later work, I am going to be focusing on developing more character based movements.

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Metaphor Illustration

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“Know that diamonds and roses are as uncomfortable when they tumble from one’s lips as toads and frogs: colder too, and sharper, and they cut.” -Neil Gaiman Continue reading

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Demo Reel 2014

This is my demo reel of work from the past three years, but mostly work from last semester. This reel shows mainly my range in mediums and style choices. Every clip shown can be found on my Vimeo page.

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Charcoal Still Lives

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These are four charcoal still lives I have been working on as part of my first drawing and painting assignment. The next step will be to paint one of the compositions monochromatically. This will be my first time painting with oils. Below are some thumbnails done of the different composition choices.

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Old Figure Drawings

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While looking through some old work, I found my figure drawings from two years ago. For the most part I uploaded them as an act of preservation, but also to share some of the line work from the shorter gesture times, which I have grown to appreciate in retrospective.

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Anonymous Act 3: Artists (Animation Tests)

This is a compilation of tests that I did for the HitRECord project, Anonymous Secrets. Continue reading

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The Coffee Routine

An exploration in finding beauty in everyday life. This animation looks at the routine process of making a morning cup of coffee, an event which does not seem special, and conveys it in a way that is visually engaging. Continue reading

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