Thursday, September 30, 2010

photo narrative

Here is a project I did for my photographic principles class with Tyler Darden. The purpose of the project was were for us to play with at least three different lighting and to use them in a narrative. Mine, as you can see, is about a dog (who you are supposed to think is suuuper cute) who ends up getting loose on his walk and then dies tragically. Since the subject matter is kind of cliche, it gave me more motive to play with the composition of the photos. I love abstract photography, so I think some came out pretty nice!

Poor Bronson didn't like posing for the last one. He got a treat in the end! :)

Sorry if the image is a little small when enlarged!

Thanks! Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Sooo, I'm taking a drawing class with Reni Gower and for our newest assignment we're using pastels and other media to create images from life. I did these in class and thought they were really cute, so I'm thinking of going with this technique. I drew in white gel pen then colored with the oil pastel and to finish, I used some sumi ink to enclose the objects. Yay!

Hope you all enjoy :)


Monday, September 27, 2010

sketching at work

These sketches are a result of a people not wanting sushi bad enough, so here are my coworkers being bored! The pages were pre-painted and I used the calligraphy marker! I might go in later and paint some more on top, or go in digitally.


Thursday, September 23, 2010

oil in sketchbook

Here's a page from one of my older sketchbooks that I'm still fond of. I used left over oil paint then went over it with gel pen. Meow Meow!


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

crayon prints >,> and Hawthorne Gallery!

Alrightyyy! Last night I had a little fun with the hot plate and crayons :) I realized that I should experiment with layering since the process is very much like printing, so I did. I'm super happy with the results. It was cool to play with the idea of x-ray vision with the first two. The last one was actually the first that I tried and I believe it is my favorite( even though the alignment is off.) She lost her shoe! ...and of course my cute wittle hammerhead :)...OH!

.....speaking of hammerheads!

I recreated my smashed sheet glass hammerhead shark and got it in the little Hawthorne Gallery (till Friday, Oct. 1) located on the second floor of the Fine Arts Building! If you're around, you should check it out!

..or just look here :)

(sorry for the weird photo quality!)

Thanks again, Hope everyone enjoys :)


Monday, September 20, 2010

sketch 'n paint

More from my sketchbook! Just wanted to paint a little, so drew some gothy lady and then myself and played with some painting. :)


Thursday, September 16, 2010

night of suffering! (and fun)

Fiiiinally finished my wax peice!
The views are the front, back and the sides, and after my casting process I had to melt the wax out, so the last picture is the same foot, fingers, mouths, and noses....except smashed and pancaked! haha
*fingers crossed that the plaster/silica mold caught all the details*

~next step is GLASS!

Here was part of the crew and moi, late-nighting to get those darn molds done and ready!

Seriously, I was at the studio from 6 last night till 8 am this morning. *dead*
It was fun and delirious :)

Thanks again!

Monday, September 13, 2010

flat tip marker!

Soo, here are some newer sketches using a flat tip marker. I definitely had to try to get used to it, but it's actually a great tool to get loosie-goosie with. I like the contrast between the thick and thin lines and how they work together :)

I got rid of the page seams digitally (they were so annoying!) and I'll probably go back and color them later too!

Thanks and I hope you like!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

fun in the studio!

Here is my current progress on my new glass project. Of course this isn't glass, but the beginning process is the wax. I'm just combining bunches of body parts into one big pile of creeeepiness... :)

Excitement is upon me.


Thursday, September 9, 2010

B-Boy! (version2)

This was taken from my original B-Boy digital work from earlier on. I'm really attracted to his dynamic pose, so I just wanted to work on it with traditional media and sorta play around.

I started by xerox transferring the original, but only very lightly for good texture, then I just used the natural color of the paper for his body and painted white around it. I'm pretty happy with my results :)

Hope ya'll like!


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

photo fun!

Derek just bought a new camera, the Nikon D3000. Its really cool, especially since we are beginners. I'm having so much fun, I had to share!

1. Pepper
2. Baby tigerssss
3. Diana Monkey (best monkeys ever)
4. B-boy at the doggie park
5. Derek being studious :)


Monday, September 6, 2010


Bored at work! Brush pens are always fun! my ink was running out but it made a cool dry-brush effect. :)