Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Scarlet Letter (Redemption)

This is the Electronic Media book jacket project we were given in Electronic Media class.  I learned a lot about InDesign from this project and now really enjoy working with the program.

All text and photographs are copyright their respective owners.  The front /back cover painting are of my redemption piece.  I posted the painting earlier, but it was originally intended as the cover for this book project.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Divide and Conquer

This is a personal piece I started a couple of months ago. School projects were getting in the way so I had to put it off for a while, but I decided to finish it just recently.

This piece is something different for me, because I have never really done a piece that has been so personal to my own feelings and emotions. I would like any viewer to create their own meaning, but for me it's about the struggles with unrequited love (or rather, what I thought was love at the time) and then finally conquering it in the end and being able to move on.

I used my digital camera to photograph this piece. I will try to scan it at a later date.

Divide and Conquer
Acrylic and ink on gallery canvas, 12" x 12"

Saturday, May 9, 2009

when it rains, it pours

During the Art Jam at Sheridan I started a second piece on a vinyl record.  I didn't have enough time to finish it so I decided to work on it more in my own time.  I have now completed the piece.

when it rains, it pours
Acrylic & ink on vinyl.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Lost In Translation

This is another illustration I did for Interpretive class.  We were to create an editorial illustration based on an article from a magazine.  It was a really interesting experience because for the first time it felt like I was creating a professional illustration for an actual client.  I really enjoyed this project.

The article was called "Lost In Translation" and was about Latin terms for plants being used more than the English terms.  My interpretation of the article was that it was poking fun at elitism in the plant/gardening "world."

This illustration depicts one of these elitists, and the flower is what's causing his up-turned nose, normally a sign of snobbery.

Mixed media on BFK Rives.  8" x 6"