Friday, January 29, 2010

I Wish I Knew His Rank

...because then I'd be one of those super cool history buffs, right?

Civil war study from last semester. Hooray for finding old scans!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Still and Mobile Life

Old still life from class and also from one of those painting days when you just feel incredibly awesome. Mostly because you're (finally) trying out what your professors have been telling you all along.

Aaaaaand I've been toying with submitting this to the Soicety of Illustrators student show. Also been bemoaning the fact that I have few, very few, actually-happy-and-satisfied-with finished pieces. Moral of the story: paint more. Maybe just paint always?

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Work That's Hopefully Progressing

Been workin on a book jacket - here's a crop of the front cover/side flaps. I was painting it in oils until I ran out of time so I photographed it and finished up in photoshop. I might go back and try to finish it in oils - extra practice is always good, right?

Friday, January 22, 2010

Floating Heads - Not as Morbid as it Sounds

So last semester I took a head painting class which, like most classes, pointed out more than anything how much farther I have to go and how much more work needs to be done.

A few favorites:

New goal: Paint a face to a finished stage!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

First Delivery of the Day

They tell me that the blog world is just too good to pass up and so here we are! Illustrating, sketching, playing around, and delivering all that silliness straight to YOU.

To kick things off, I wanted to share some work from work. I illustrate/design for a rockin' museum full of boxes of pots, rocks, and awesome things like these Hopi Kachina dolls
. This guy's based off the Deer Dancer and was part of a series of four pieces they had me do. He was also one of my first straight-up digital pieces, done in photoshop start to finish.

(Museum of Peoples and Cultures @ BYU (801) 422 0020)