Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Fancy New Header

Too bad if you have seizures when you see it - I only get to use fluorescent colors on the internets.

Since I don't have much to show at the moment outside of progress, I'll put up some of the stuff I've been doing for Modus Lotus, one of the companies I'm interning for as a graphic artist/assistant to my queen, Veronica Hebard. She's my favorite to work with! :D

So here's a black and white flyer I did for ML, and then another one I'm currently working on to be featured in an upcoming Detour anthology by the Undercover Fish Group. Yay assignments!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Royksopp - Happy Up Here

Sorry this isn't art, but this is my new favorite song. I'm obsessed with it. LOVE IT LIKE I DO

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Finished Second Postcard.

This is my second final post card.

For the third, I'll either use my Detour piece or create a new piece incorporating my eyeball symbol.

Yay! I hope you like it!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

First Night of Spring

And it's still really cold outside. :( But it's going to warm up really soon!

I haven't posted in AGES (5 days) so I'm here to update you on my art-doings.

First off, I've decided on what my promo keychains are going to look like. They're inspired by my new severe obsession with eyeballs with wings/hats/legs. I'm going to draw a million of them and color them and post them here. Hooray!

Second off, I had to make a comic for Andy Fish's comic class at Emerson. We had an hour to illustrate a girl playing basketball and getting shot by a vengeful deer. This is my translation. Yay for graphic violence!
Third off, this is the beginning to my new NEW promo postcard. It's just in the inked stage, but it'll be really cool when it's done! I promise!

Look out for new stuff soon! I finished my fourth degree project piece as well and will have that posted up very soon.


Monday, March 16, 2009

Promo Postcards 1 & 2

I hope you like them!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Degree Project: Fif Piece Sketch

"It's lonely up here on my pedestal."

Detail of rag doll.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Modus Lotus Online Gallery!!!

Go check it out!

Happy Days and Gloomy Bears

Jared is a good picture-taker. <3>
As of this past weekend, I got the hell out of Boston and went to visit my wonderful boyfriend in Maine. We made wontons from scratch, braved giant hills with many heavy grocery bags, swung on swings next to a beach covered in snow, watched the Pagemaster (along with a few other sweet movies), ate a lot of chocolate cheesecake, had a girlfriend-meet-mum-and-dad day, went to an old school toy store, saw the Watchmen with Kori <3 and Eric and Peter, and he surprised me one day by leaving work early and following me around town and scaring me! (I had thought he was a crazy homeless man following me for a second until he made himself known, haha.)

All in all, good times. Here are a couple of pictures documenting my lovely time.

Cake eaters! <3Wonton Soup!
Handsome devil.
Aside from that, I finished my FIRST FLYER for Modus Lotus!!! I'll post that here tomorrow when I have permission. (I also don't want it to get lost among all these other pictures.) I'm really happy Veronica likes it, especially since it took me so long to get it done! (+3 late jerk points)

I also aquired a lot of things today, especially clothing:
-free waffles for dinner
-6 free scratch tickets (of which two were winners, by not much)
-a 5" x 7" nice portfolio
-a Gelly Roll glitter pen
-3 free Marilyn Manson shirts
-1 $.50 System of a Down shirt
-2 free NIN shirts
-1 free Tool shirt
-a sweatshirt from my mum and another cute shirt
-a free Mindless Self Indulgence sweatshirt
-a free giant Gloomy Bear poseable toy!!!!

I'm so lucky to have friends who work at Hot Topic. :D Thanks Britteny and Ricky!

All in all, life is looking up. The weekend was my saving grace, and I couldn't have had a better time. Now I'm off to finish getting my degree!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

A couple of new pieces. <3

My 3rd degree project piece.

Some Pop Tarts. (Lindsay's making a toaster!)

A little girl in a raincoat. <3 I used a technique Bob Maloney, my experimental illustration teacher where you paint on a bunch of layers of paint over a gessoed surface and then sandpaper some parts off.

Stephen and I got all the entries together today for the Illustration All School Show. We got hundreds of entries, and everything went really smoothly. I just have to upload the rest of the digital files tomorrow morning for Veronica to judge the pieces. Then Brian Butler and Shawn Morris are coming tomorrow to see things! I have Brian's artwork, and I refuse to give it back!

Today, I had a long talk with my former teacher, Suzanne Barnes. We talked about my Degree Project, and about all the shittyness that life has to offer, and how to get through it. She was really supportive, and we shared a few laughs, and now I have renewed love for my degree project.

I'm feeling better about things. One thing at a time.

Oh! And I got like, 13 free frames from Blick, just because they were a bit scratched up and didn't have glass. But yay! Those frames were $43 apiece before. :) So yay!

Hey, all you pretty people

Add me on LinkedIn. It's a fantastic professional networking site (not like facebook). It's a place you go to to get jobs! So add me, and we can exchange recommendations for each other.

Lots of love!

(PS: Does anyone else in the world still have a phone with an antennae? Just me? Oh.)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Another update.

LOOOOOOOOOOONG day tomorrow. I'm presenting my snowboard concepts to the snowboard company FLOW and afterwards presenting my final images for a calendar project from NEAFA, an organization based on helping helper animals and the people who need them. It's been a long procoess with Flow, and it's been a much shorter process with NEAFA, but both have garnished great results. Once I have the okay to submit finishes from FLOW on this blog, I'll do so.

Until then, here's my finish for NEAFA, dedicated to my buddy Mark Reusch with his adorable Boston terriers, Mr. Giles and Frankensteiny. I wanted this to be a fun, cute-ish piece, and I've officially fallen in love with doggies with squishy faces. I want to get a French bulldog one day - done and done.

I hope you enjoy! More work on the way!

On another note, I'm feeling very lonely.

Sing me to sleep,
Sing me to sleep,
I don't want to wake up on my own anymore

There is another world
There is a better world

The Smiths

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

What's up, dawn.

I'm awake and it's LATE.

"Too Many Puppies" by Primus just came on, and when you're deliriously tired, it's impossible to handle that song. It's ridiculous.


I finished 3 more pieces for my Experimental Illustration class last night, and then the gods bestowed upon me a snow day to get my work done. Today, I spent 2 hours on a color comp for NEAFA (my doggy picture), and then I spent TEN HOURS working on my last snowboard for Flow. So now both of mine are done (though I despise the bases on both of them), and I can just focus on finishing my puppy picture.

Also, last night, when I should have been doing something constructive, I drew a whole slew of Alice in Wonderland characters all super-cutesy. Sometimes you just need to draw something easy to make yourself like art again.

I have to make new flyers for the All School Show Submissions tomorrow - look out for them! Updated information! Sorry if they were confusing before.

I'm going up to Maine for 4 days this weekend to visit Jared. It'll be a wonderful break from my mess of a life. We sat on the phone tonight and both yelled at our computers together. I get to meet his mum and his stepdad. :)

Okay, really though, time for bed. Night!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Self Portrait.

Something I threw together tonight after work.
I just wanted to draw something that ISN'T an assignment. I think you need to do that as often as possible to keep from losing yourself in your work. What would you make if no one was directing you? What comes straight from your head?

I hadn't done a self-portrait in a while, or, well, a portrait of anyone, so I figured I needed practice. Pencil + reference + ink + photoshop.

Thanks for looking.

ALSO: flickr updated.