Tuesday, December 29, 2009

where the wild things are.


Please check out http://www.terribleyelloweyes.com/2010/01/maxs-mind.html! I got posted there!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

last bit for the night

First foray into silverpoint:
White pencil on black paper (awesome new model at school by the way):

Ireland (cut paper and mounted three-dimensionally).

a few more silhouettes

This one is from a story I'm illustrating with Stephen:
This is the same ouroboros, but with a background.
And the flower panel I spent all semester working on. Oy.

two posters and an editorial



last bit of Artist's Book

My artist's manifesto (what I would define an artist's book to be). Screenprinted onto a white cotton napkin.
Visual narrative using only pictures. Titled, "where fish come from".

Sleeping Beauty




Ronnie told me to "do me" as in what style I should be shooting for with Sleeping Beauty. Apparently that meant a sex book.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

business cards.

I make my own handmade business cards!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sole, Luna, e Talia

Ronnie told me to do illustrations for Sleeping Beauty, so I'm doing the 1643 original version and it's much darker than the Disney version. This is where the king calls together his astrologers and they prophesy that Talia, the "heroine's" name, will be endangered by flax seed.

I was told that with a little more definition in the hair, this is done. I don't think I agree, but what do you think?

Monday, November 2, 2009

The Snow Man



For Artist's Book had to find a book to "deconstruct" and put back together somehow with only text. I found this book of Wallace Stevens' poetry, which turned out instead to be essays about his poetry. Needless to say, I find the idea of writing about something creative instead of doing something creative foolish. So I ripped out all of the pages and glued words onto 15 sheets of acetate into Stevens' "The Snow Man".

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Jingoism

This is the sketch of the first panel of my war scenes project; the introductory battle stances of the plants' side.

It's going to all be cut out.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

monogram

For my aunt and new uncle's wedding favors, I designed a monogram of their new, unified initials:
K for Karen, G for Glenn, and M for Martin.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Reservations

Had to do a project unifying type and visuals on a current topic. I did mine on the plight of Native Americans in the US and how it's a damn shame that said plight is not actually a current topic, disregarding the fact that they are in actuality the first people we raped of their homes, and in many cases forced them into slavery only to build our fortresses and encampments.

We also had to focus on how the binding affects the project itself.

This is how I bound mine:

I wanted something vaguely reminiscent of Indian crafts, but know that nothing I could make could match the real quality of authentic craft. Ironically, while I was sewing this together in public, the project's meaning deepened a little bit. One woman told me it looked like I was doing a Cub Scout project. And then a girl asked me if I was sewing a cell phone holder and how much I could make if I started selling them in a boutique or Etsy. It saddens me that Native American art has been reduced so much, when I have seen so many beautiful pieces that were worked on in the spirit of true craft.

In fact this whole project was a bit sad.

I chose 9 wildflowers native only to North America, and on the back of each one stenciled an honest truth about the Native American state as brought on by white selfishness.

This is the stencil I made to do the letters. It's all of the words but only cutting one of each required letter:

Friday, September 25, 2009

Charybdis

She used to be a Naiad.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Behemoth

For my Artist's Book class, we had to go to a William Blake exhibit and then base our own artist's book off of his "Songs of Innocence and Experience". This is what I came up with:

The sun and the moon in infinity.

The moon at low tide and high tide.

The sun growing into a sunflower.

Don't Give Up

I had a really long sad dream last night. But the song I woke up singing in my head was actually integrated in my dream which was very strange.
 


The top one is my first screenprint ever!



Thursday, June 25, 2009

Ab Psych

I took Abnormal Psychology this first Summer Session, and as you can see below, I clearly learned a lot. 

This is where I started to doodle: 


The doodles eventually became more detailed doodles:


And then there's that... a camelgiraffedeer... a deeraffel... a cameeraffe. Yeah. Cameeraffe. With a japa mala of course (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindu_prayer_beads)


Overall though, it was a pretty interesting class. 
 

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