Thursday, April 30, 2009

Lexmark Redesign

Here was my first attempt at a package design. The project was to redesign a print cartridge's packaging. I did it about half a year ago, and was pretty satisfied with it when I finished, but looking back at it, I see every little thing I should have done. I hate that it works that way, but what are ya' gonna do?

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Running of the Bulls

Here's a piece I did last semester for my Styles and Concepts class. I've been trying to post every weekday, so I'm jumping back into old files for days I don't have anything new to show.

Friday, April 24, 2009

New Painting Started

Here's a new oil painting I just started. I decided to go with an 18x24 format. I want to include some aspects from the last one I did, such as the 'more finished in certain parts' style, but I'm also going to try and make the colors a little more on the cooler side than what they actually are to create a kind of isolated mood.

And here's the underpainting after the first day of working on it.

UPDATE: Sorry for not scaling them down. I took them with my cellphone and figured they'd be really low res.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Moustachio Lager: For the real man

Here's the product that my original mustache sketch was intended for. I'm tempted to expand upon it and develop it into a series, even though it was supposed to be just a fun project. For the record, I did not design the bottle itself. The bottle is a Columbus Brew bottle. I was going to use the Red Stripe bottle, but it's label is done with silkscreen, and therefore next to impossible to remove. All I had to do though was make a neck label, and it it worked just fine for this bottle.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Pretty Good Gatsby

Here's a comp for my black and white illustration class right now. We're working on book covers, and I chose The Great Gatsby (obviously) and could use some feedback. I already talked with Brian Kane (the instructor) and our visiting artist Jeff Carlisle, and could use a bit more criticism. The pencil technique isn't going to be exactly the way it currently is. Instead, it'll be a bit more controlled and closer together so that the areas with the crowd appear darker. Have at it.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Group Portrait

Here's an oil painting I just finished the other day. As I was working on it, I decided to focus on certain parts more than others, and layer them to death. I threw a little expressionism into this one combined with some tight rendering. First time I oil painted on gessoed board. It was fun but I think I like canvas better. Next figure painting I do is going to be either 18X24 or 20X24 on canvas depending on how I decide to format it. This one was 16x20.


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Jimmy the Jolt Turtle!

I know this is a pretty strange and poorly done little illustration, but it made me smile when I finished drawing him. Just try and look at him without smiling!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Mustaches Anonymous

Here's what happens when you have an illustration project sketch in front of you during a boring class. It was originally just the guy's face and the mustache, but after looking at it, he looked a bit like the unibomber, so I went with it. Enjoy!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Ms. Chromaglow

Here's the finished painting I did from the line drawing I posted about three weeks ago. I changed a few small things proportionally to make her head seem less beach ball like. Overall, I'm fairly happy with it. These pictures came out fairly well, but I'm noticing on different screens it looks overly saturated, so come look on my screen to get a real feel I guess, haha. The painting itself is 14 x 18" and it's done in oils.