Friday, April 23, 2010

Fattus Rattus!

So I'm making a zine for Illustration 2 and to do it I'm making some stuffed animals and photo-graphing them.
The first one: this fat, buck-toothed, wrinkly mole-rat. It's like revisiting my past because freshman year I made a giant-human sized one using the same materials:

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Blade Runner

After being forced to sit through the tedious, long, and annoying 80s movie Blade Runner, our assignment for Dry Media was to do a portrait of one of the characters in pastel. Here is Rachel, she's the only person I've ever seen pull of shoulder pads so well. She also looks like a corpse.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Emergency Snake!!

For my Illustration II class we had to make a poster for something, that was an actual thing, even though the event could be theoretical. I chose to make a poster for Greg the Bear, a band a friend of mine is in, advertising their appearance at this year's Ram Jam music festival(although they weren't actually playing this year, they had played the year before.) Now my teacher kept laughing at the name "Ram Jam" and it took me until today to figure out what was so damn funny and now I'm wondering why the hell the founders of Ram Jam chose such a name, but oh well, it's already named that and all the people that attend it don't seem to mind.

Now as for the poster, it didn't turn out like I had hoped. The teacher said "MORE SNAKE!" since it kind of falls into the background, so now my options for reworking it are to reshoot it and give it a simplified line background or to edit out the tree and replace that with a simplified line drawing. At any rate I generally like the way the text worked out even though it's not as visible as it should be, although when I change the background that's not really going to be an issue anymore.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


This is my first post ever, I had been toying with the idea of making a blog for quite some time (since everyone else in the illustration dpt at MICA seems to have one,) and finally have gotten around to making my own. My first post is: scratchboard! We had to illustrate in three panels, a story of one of our classmates being lost. I don't hate scratch board
but it's kind of a pain to scratch into the board and have control over the markmaking. As a process I consider it to be something like reverse-inking. Here it is: a lot of rum, a dock with boats, and "where the fuck am I?"
For Studio Kitchen: Dry Media