Wednesday, March 28, 2012

To Infinity and Beyond

This assignment was focused on using texture. We were supposed to have an animal with a vehicle, and show 3 different kinds of texture. I thought it would be fun to play with the lizard's long skinny legs and have them flopping around in the wind as the rocket shoots upward. I wanted him to look like he may not be in control of the rocket anymore, but I didn't want it too chaotic either.

Fortune Cookie

We were assigned to illustrate a fortune. The one I got was: "Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing." It feels more like a quote than it does a fortune, but it was a fun assignment either way.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Speed Paintings

For practice we did some speed painting copies. I was trying out the alla prima style method where you paint directly without a sketch. It is a fun style but I definitely will have to practice with it more. Each one was about 20 to 30 minutes. Both of these were done in Photoshop.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Play Time

This assignment was supposed to be done in the style of a children's book. It needed to have 2 kids, animals, trees, architecture, and a mode of transportation. It's impressive how much fun kids can have with a cardboard box.

The Higgs Boson

This is an illustration I made to go with an article about trying to find the Higgs Boson field that theoretically can give mass to a massless particle that passes through it. They know it's there, but they just can't find it. It was a very difficult article to illustrate, because I didn't previously know anything about the subject and I spent a lot of time brainstorming how I could illustrate mass and theoretical fields.

Thursday, March 1, 2012


A robot drink ad that I made for my digital painting II class. I actually had a really hard time doing this in Corel Painter but that's probably because I'm used to working things like this in Illustrator, plus I don't know my way around Painter super well yet.