Thursday, December 13, 2007

Classic Tale (Hansel and Gretel)

My final project for my Illustration class! There are a few things that I am going to work on now that I had a final critique in class. I learned a lot about color in this project and also a few tricks in Photoshop....and also how I need to NOT be so detailed in every area because it makes the image look too "cut and paste"...and I certainly don't want that!!

Can you see the hidden face?....(hehehe)

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Procrastination and Distraction

I SHOULD be drawing my Hansel and Gretel project, but I drew and colored this instead. I really need to focus!

Friday, December 7, 2007


My first attempt at a caricature of me and my friend. I hope I picked the right features to "accentuate"! Either way, it was fun!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles

I just recieved an e-mail saying that one of my art pieces was accepted for a web exhibition for the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles!!! It will be displayed starting Spring 08 and will be on the website for 2 years. I will let everyone know when it is up so you can go see it :) Here's the winning piece:

"Victory and Scandal"

Sunday, November 11, 2007

How About Some Rain?

I love rainy weather. It's SO close to raining outside, I can just feel it. It wants to rain, but it can't. Maybe tomorrow it will find the courage..

Just Some Thoughts...

I went to a show on Friday at the Plush Cafe in Downtown Fullerton. It was this musician named Tyrone Wells (really great music, you should listen!) and I really appreciated what he had to say and the kinds of songs he sang. He has one song called Dream Like New York and it talks about following your dreams and taking whatever you are passionate about and pursuing it. It got me thinking about my own dreams and what I want to do with my life. I still don't know for sure what I will end up doing, but I DO know that I want to do Children's Book illustrations. Not only does it just seem fun, but I feel like I can make a difference in people's lives at a young age. Children are influenced very easily by the things they see and listen to so I want to be able to send them positive, moral messages that will aid in their becoming a good person. I want to be able to use the talents that I have been blessed with to bless others and make some difference in this world. Art makes emotional impacts when it is good art, and I want to make good art that will emotionally touch people in such as way that they dwell in it for awhile and eventually take some kind of action or makes some kind of change in their own life. I don't want to simply make art, I want to make a difference, even if it is just in one person's life. Then it will all be worth it...

Monday, November 5, 2007

SEGD Brochure Spreads

My brochure for my Graphic Design B class. It has come a long way since I started. I'm not completely satisfied with it, but definately pleased. Enjoy!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Boot Studies

Practicing boots in my sketchbook. Somehow old, worn out boots have an appealing look to them.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Great Style

I love this style of Illustration by Arthur Rackham. He is most famous for his illustrations for fairy tale stories by the Brothers Grimm. So much detail! So much expression!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Thursday, August 23, 2007