A pen drawing that I played around with photoshop. I am posting the original to show what I started with:
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Normally, I do not like posting unfinished things on here but I thought I would share my process of working! This is a ostrich piece I am working on currently but am unable to finish due to lack of supplies-storyofmylife- anyway here are the beginnings of it:
Here is where I do most of my work. It is extremely small and its a little ridiculous how I always end up spreading all of my stuff around the entire living room..Thank goodness I have a wonderful roommate who doesn't mind the craziness or so she says!
I always begin all of my watercolors with a light layer of color and then I build up with darker colors and textures
Instead of painting the entire ostrich I decided to do another cut piece as I have done before. Its where I paint parts of a image then cut them and then arrange them. I painted the feathers on cardboard, I thought it would be a nice textural contrast to the water color paper.
Check out those stems! You can see hints of the lighter first layer peaking through the texture and the darker colors. And also on the right is a few cardboard feathers cut out and placed near the neck.
Here is a close up of the head of the bird. I love adding texture onto flat colors and I also like to mix paint as in this case I mixed water color and white acrylic ink. I also use the dry brush technique while painting because it gives it a drawing feel rather than a straight painterly image.
Where is this ostrich now? well funny you should ask...it lives in a ziplock bag all jumbled and ready to be assembled. I did not realize how large the entire piece ended up being so I need to find something large enough to mount it on! Hopefully I can have this done next week and I will reveal ze final product! Hopefully..
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Sunday, June 5, 2011
I haven't been able to make any new prints this summer but here are a few from the end of the year:
A dry point printed on archer's cover paper; Yes I am not best craftsman around but I like the overall image
A woodcut of a tree ring printed two once with black ink then overlapped with a sepia toned on rice paper
The last woodcut I did for the end of the semester, its inspired by the Oaxacan animals printed on rice paper
One of my first summer paintings that I have been able to do! I love the proportions and the hidden geometric shapes, its white acrylic ink on grey cason paper
Hopefully as bummer school comes to an end I can find time to do more leisurely painting/printmaking but for now this will have to do
Friday, June 3, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
For summer school we had to rebrand and design an existing product. I choose to do cactus cooler, which is a fruit soda down in SoCal. It is ridiculously ugly so I wanted to give it some class.
I did the cactus illustration and the whole idea is that the graphic and text would be silk screened on the bottle. I also expanded the brand and gave it three new flavors.
I made the cactus cooler cooler
(I would recommend to click on the image to see more details)