Saturday, February 28, 2009

3 legged hamsters!??

In Erik's class we have to do a portrait of someone we love but don't trust...I love many unreliable people, and decided I was going to do my piece about them. I imagine everyone as having hamsters running in wheels inside their heads, and I imagine unreliable people as having hamsters with only 3 legs trying to run in their wheels...Don't as me how I come up with these things haha! here's my rough sketch for my painting :)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

recent upload

I just loaded some more pics onto my computer :) This is my circus piece for Chuck's class. I still have some things to do to it. I'll post the finished version later...

here's a better version pic of the "pet frog" piece I did. The other pic was too yellow...

Here's my re-touched piece for Erik's class. I'm pretty happy with it over all.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

jerk ruined my day.

This week has been the strangest week I've had in a while. Lots of UP'S and lot of DOWN'S. Pretty crazy...anyhoo! Been trying to draw from life more. I should probably go to one of those modeling sessions, but for now I'm too lazy [actually I just really cherish what little time off I have]. These were done in classes while people were sitting still long enough for me to actually scribble something down. So if you catch me staring, I apologize...I'm just trying to practice![which Keith obviously strongly believes I need to do. whatever]

Monday, February 23, 2009


I'm feeling pretty crappy right now. I hope I'm not coming down with something! I have lots of work to do! Spring break is almost here and I am counting down the days... For Keith's class, we had to pick a classic movie from between 1940 to 1974 to illustrate scenes from. We'll have 8 color keys due, and one final big piece. I picked Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory [the Gene Wilder version from 1971]. I've got some pretty cool sketches down, but I've only finished one color key so far [due on wednesday].  Note that these are supposed to be rough, not really finished images...

Monday, February 16, 2009

a little sumthin sumthin

I started working on a piece today cuz I feel like I don't make enough pieces for myself for just because...I ended up finishing it tonight. It's not really anything special, just a little fun to try and help me relax between school work.
this piece was inspired by my most favorite animal :D it saddens me to think that my kids may never know what frogs are because of their recent extinction scare. Personally, I hope we can save them and keep them from dying out. Here's a pic of my wonderful Juliette [I took this when I was cleaning out her tank over Christmas break] she's pure bullfrog!! and I love her :)

fo chun kooky

mated my piece for Erik's class. I'm sure I'll have to do more to it after the critique on friday. For now though, I'm done. I need a vacation...haha

Thursday, February 12, 2009


I've decided I need to work on my line work so I've been doodling a lot lately. I love doodling. It's so theraputic!!decided to use this piece for Chuck's class. Circus theme!!!! WOOO!!! Will def. post when I'm done painting it! it looks uber awesome so far...Alice in Wonderland! I was bored :DMy little CWAK guy I draw all the time. I'm not sure why I made him sad that day...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

space and cosmic knowledge!

Just finished my space piece for Keith's class. Did it all in photoshop. It was inspired by Muppets in Space. Gonzo gets struck by lightening and takes a trip through space where he meets the cosmic knowledge fish.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

color roughs

I started doing the color roughs for that piece I was having trouble with...I've only done two, but I'm working on two more. Here's the progress!

Monday, February 2, 2009

moving forward!

So I finally came up with an image that my teacher likes and he has given me the go ahead to start working on some color roughs. Seeing as this passed saturday was my 21st birthday :D I didn't really get much done this weekend...
I also finished my first piece for my Children's Book Illustration class. I picked the story the Lion and the Mouse, but I picked the version where the lion steps on
 the thorn and the mouse has to take it out for him. The other version, the lion gets stuck in a net and the mouse has to chew him out. This piece is going to be featured in a show at the Children's Hospital here in Detroit!