Friday, December 16, 2011
So we had to do a fashion piece based on a recent movie or movie that hasn't come out yet, and I was assigned Dragonslayer, a documentary style movie about broke-ass punks who skateboard in abandoned swimming pools and whatnot. Pretty much what I got from the previews was a bunch of young people who skateboarded and did drugs and talked crap about how the government was bringing them down or something, and overall the whole feel of the preview to me was pretty sparse and bleak. And so, my piece is sparse and bleak, which pretty much expresses my feelings about the film to a T.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
My senior thesis that I am working on is designing, making, and creating packaging/promotional work for a line of stuffed animals, the theme of which is "Bionic Body Parts." So in other words, I'm making robot organs! They are made out of different kinds of vinyl and pleather, with the features embroidered on. The ears stick together with magnets which I think are the most fun thing ever, so in future organs you'll be seeing a lot of that! These are the four I've documented. They are tentatively named: Metal Heart, Billy the Kidney, the Siamese Ears, and Shutter Eye.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Heyo, these are the starting point for my business cards. I only ordered 25, for my presentation in Professional Development, because sometime within the next couple months I will be purchasing a domain name and will have my own professional artist's email. For now, I'm still at my micamail and using the basic Cargo Collective website. The dog and lettering are both hand-embroidered.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
This assignment involved doing a 10x10 calendar illustration, and the month I got was ~October~, definitely one of my favorite months. It's not excessively Halloweeny since we were told to avoid holiday cliches so I made it in the spirit of fall, with creepy hand-leaves that aren't actually creepy at all...
Friday, November 4, 2011
I'm working on integrating my 3D work into a 2D format, cause drawing ain't my best thing. So here's my first/second stab at it: Some fluffy monsters wearing sunglasses, for an assignment in Lifestyles where we were working to incorporate photographed accessories with out illustration styles. I like where it's going but it's not quite there yet; in the future I think I'm going to try working with dioramas more than digital collage.
For some reason I can now once again access my blog! Here are more weeks of paper dolls, courtesy of Lifestyle Illustration. You might notice that in the Halloween edition, my main-man-model is wearing ladyclothes. This is because Yandy.com is sorely lacking sexy fruit costumes for men! And they said it would be the new big thing. Clearly they didn't think it through!
Friday, September 23, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011
For a class I took of which I do not know the name, we got to pick our assignment- basically take something not made-up, and do 5 illustrations about it. Since I'm on the internet all the time I read a lot of articles and lists about interesting things, and one that I came across was online dating. No, not match.com, but something a tad more interesting. I can't really vouch for the legitimacy of any of these websites but I can for sure say it is funny as hell that they even exist. I give you: strange online dating. I picked some of the ones I found most amusing and made some stuffed thingies, which I then turned into sort of ads or posters.
Monday, July 4, 2011
This is my final project for my Hand-lettering course- we could do basically whatever we wanted (preferably something involving a brand) as long as we did the text by hand. I had absolutely no idea what to do since the assignment was incredibly vague so I spent a good deal of the semester flailing around, mentally, until my time was dwindling to the last months and I settled on Forever 21, the store where I spend all of my money. I designed some tags for their different clothing lines and a new bag design. It doesn't seem like much work for one semester...we only had 3 minor assignments, but I guess in Germany that's how they roll.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
For my first German blog post: ER. Done for my Kalligrafie (aka hand lettering course), we were to come up with five potential new book covers for Franz Kafka's "Er." What is Er about? I'll never know, cause I looked and couldn't find anything, and I can't read German. But here are 4 of my covers.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
If there was one thing I learned during Explored Stitch with Mary, (actually I learned a lot) it was that I loooooove smocking; smocking is when fabric is pleated and then embroidered on top of to create elasticity without elastic. The modern, industrial equivalent is pleating the fabric then sewing elastic onto the pleats.
For my final assignment I decided to take smocking, which historically was used on clothing, and use it to sculpt a form, rather than letting the smocking conform to a body. I used linen (the fabric of choice for a serf's smock) and created a giraffe.
In case you were wondering what my mom looked like in the 90's when she still had that perm, this is it!
This was a piece based off the idea of the traditional Victorian Sampler for Explored Stitch, and since we had learned so many different stitches I was thinking that they were a lot like an alphabet and made a code. Then I took a sketch I had done, gridded it out, and made it into a phrase using the code I had made.