Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Spring Complete

Finished illustration of Happy Spring. I'm really pleased with the final result. I think this piece really shows how much I've grown as an artist over the past year illustration wise. I used prisma markers, prisma colored pencils, brown 005 sakura micron pen, and white acrylic paint. 

Process Photos: Happy Spring

I've been working on this illustration for the past week or so. I wanted it finished in time for Easter, but obviously that didn't happen. I still feel like the piece presents spring well though, because spring is recognized as at time of new life and rebirth.


Inked and adding first layer of marker.

Skin colored with marker and then colored with colored pencil. 
(I repeat this process throughout the entire illustration.)

Hair, eyes, and shirt colored.

Dress in progress...

Figure completed.

Some base markers for the flowers.

More marker colors and colored pencil added to flowers.

Beginning the background...

Majority of the image completed.

Finished background.

Art and Poem Published

Last week I had an etching of mine (from my senior year of high school seen above) and a poem of mine published in the Flagler College Review.
The Flagler College Review is published annually by Flagler College, displaying select pieces of poetry and art pieces.
If you're interested in reading or viewing it, my school also publishes it online. As soon as it's up, I'll posted it here.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Obscure Senshi Contest WIP II

 Posted a new photo of myself on my DeviantART so I figured I might as well post it here as well. :)

 Continuing little by little on the Obscure Senshi piece. Colored in her skirt at this point. I really had a lot of fun with it!

 At this point I have her outfit completed. I might change a few things here and there along the way, but she's pretty much complete at this point. I have her staff colored as well, just not an image to show for it. :( Hopefully I'll get a bit more done tonight. I'd like to have her finished sometime this weekend! I'm very determined.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Obscure Senshi Contest WIP

Still working on my entry as much as possible. Thought you guys might want to see how I work so here are some WIP shots. These were taken with my Kodak digital camera, and then I quickly fixed the brightness/contrast with good old gimp! Nothing like a crappy (yet free) image editing program. So the colors are a bit off. Better than nothing though, right?

This piece is going to be colored with marker and colored pencil. Probably throw some white paint on there for finishing touches as well.

For mixed marker and colored pencil pieces, I always start with a marker layer first. For whatever reason, I begin with the skin.

Next I add my colored pencil layer. Colors range from purples to pinks to blues to oranges. 

Jump to colored hair and yellow...umm stuff? Done the same way as the skin. Trying to keep a common light source...maybe? I have to admit, I think she'd make a pretty awesome Sailor Senshi. :)

This is a picture of most of the markers and colored pencils I've used so far. Maybe I'll take a picture of my entire maker and colored pencil collection later. 

Monday, April 11, 2011

Obscure Senshi Contest Lineart

Started reworking my entry to the Obscure Senshi Contest on DeviantART. Thought some of you might be interested in visiting a line art from me since I usually just post sketches or finished products. I might take progress photos of this the entire time. We'll see I guess.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

First Post

Finally decided to start using my art blog.

I'll probably start posting a lot of rough sketches on here instead of on my DeviantART page for those of you who are interested. Completed works will show up here as well. I've decided to label my posts based upon the media I've used. I figure that will make it easier for onlookers to find what they're looking for.

This piece, Eve: The Femme Fatale, was made with an 005 brown Sakura micron pen, Prisma markers, and Prisma colored pencils. It's part of a pair (the other being the Madonna) for a feminist art project I was working on. I really wanted to keep her face in a more traditional sense. I was also inspired by the free flowing line work of Mucha.

Hopefully, I'll be posting again on here soon. My sophomore year of college ends in less than two weeks, and then my 4 month break for summer (aka working full-time at Chick-Fil-A) begins.

I still have to make a header as well. I should have plenty of spare time this week to work on one in the Mac Lab...I want to take advantage of the last two weeks I have to use it.