Monday, January 31, 2011

Finished Pinup!!!


Yes, it's based on a Gil Elvgren piece - I'm not pretending otherwise. But I did not trace or paint over the original, therefore I consider this my own work as long as I continue to give due credit. I certainly spent long enough on it.


Spent a really long time on this - but I'm happy with the result c: Hopefully that won't change after crit tomorrow morning hahaha (actually, I don't even know if we'll crit these. I hope so after I spent so long on it. :| )

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Gil Elvgren Study WIP

I've been working on this in my spare time since the beginning of Christmas break, and I consider it to seriously be one the best pieces I've done. I was planning on entering it in the Society of Illustrators student competition, but I just found out this morning that only department heads can submit student work, and my department head for some reason is requiring that all work submitted have been done for a class.

So, um, I'm pretty angry. One of my personal goals for this year was to create a piece that I was happy enough with to submit to the SoI competition, and now I can't.

Its not finished yet, I'll probably try to get it done for the returning student scholarship portfolio, which is due like next week anyway.

Tablet Drawing

The first self-portrait of the semester - wooo //sarcastic enthusiasm.

I liked this a lot before I went to class, and now I sort of want to redo it... Hopefully I'll get time to at some point.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Psychadellic Giraffe

Giraffe I drew at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and then colored with gouache at home.

Also some pretty attractive 80-year-old flying squirrels from the same trip.