Sunday, November 4, 2012

Put some perspective on it!





1 point perspective

This series of images are assignments from the Drawing From the Imagination class that I took last fall for the masters program at the Academy of Art University.  It was the first online class that I attended and man did I have my work cut out for me!  The class focused on drawing from multiple perspectives (one point perspective, two point, three point, and two point vertical) and taught us how to measure, frame, mirror, and plot shadows according to each type of perspective.  It was a heady class, but I am glad that I have a deeper understanding of perspective because of it. 



2 point perspective



and 3 point perspective




More 2 point


 and 2 point vertical perspective



This last one here is unfinished, and now that I have pulled it up, I think I may play around with it some more.  It was actually for a mirror assignment with the Snow White theme.  I thought it might be fun to depict the story of Snow White in an Egyptian setting. Here is the Wicked Queen addressing her magic mirror.





Star Wars, Narwhals, and Unicorns OH MY!!!


This whole series started with doodle from one of my sketchbooks.  I found myself searching for other ways to continue juxtaposing Star Wars themes with other popular characters and creatures like the smurfs, unicorns, and narwhals.  



In the end I have a body of work that has given me the opportunity to continue practicing digital painting the way I might approach coloring comic books, graphic novels, and concept art. 



I am not really certain where my obsession with unicorns came from.  Maybe it was a gift someone gave me last year... or the boxed set of Unicorn Magnetic Poetry that we were selling when I worked at Eyes of the World Imports... Regardless, it has given me the need to continue looking for pieces of forgotten magic in thrift stores and the inspiration to add a little bit of of that magic to my own artwork.






T-Shirt Graphic: Support local business


My first T-Shirt graphic for local longboard manufacturer, SIBBZ.  I can't wait to have one of my own to wear! Check out their website http://www.sibbz.com/ to find out how to get one or have a custom longboard  created to your specifications and painted by local artists!

Freak Alley Gallery: GET YOUR FREAK ON!


This year the theme for the Freak Alley Gallery Mural Project was "Dream".  I chose to represent my reoccurring night mares about being hunted by Velociraptors.  I am really enjoying getting to work in the alley with Colby, the curator and manager of "alley affairs".  He has given me several great opportunities to paint murals for event sponsors, local businesses and sometimes even a little restoration for some pieces that have been in the alley for years. 




If you haven't been down to the alley yet, you best get down there!  Located just south of Bannock between 8th and 9th. There are lots of great artists represented down there and some really sweet pieces!  I am really looking forward to next years project!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Rainbow, the Best Unicorn

Rainbow is a chill unicorn...

His pleading eyes drew me from across the shop at the Boise airport one morning...

It was like divinity touching earth...

We cross nations together...


And journey long and winding roads...

Every step of the way he encourages me...

And rewards me...


He brings together friends...


And witnesses unions...

He is always up for a laugh...


And loves a good match..

He teaches us to celebrate one another...


And to appreciate the ladies...

To forget all our worries...
That none of us are perfect...


But also that being portable...




Makes him the best unicorn of all!









RAW Ensemble


My little setup at RAW Ensemble a month ago. 
That's Rainbow back there keepin' an eye on things...

Unicorn Fever!!!!!


I am in love with Unicorns right now.  Here is one of my little digital projects to show just how much.