Sunday, January 30, 2011

Some Sketches and A New Business Card Design

I started working a couple of part time jobs this past month so I don't have as much finished work to share with you all but I have been doing some sketching.
 This above sketch is a little tribute to one of my current favorite illustrators, Shaun Tan.

I have been sketching some different face shapes and drawing some different dresses.
This last image is a design for a new business card.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Frame By Frame Book

After completing my first year in the KCAI Animation department with all my extremely talented, creative classmates and professors I thought to myself, it would be awesome if I somehow could have a book full of everyones awesome art.

I guess I was not the only one to think that because only a year later my friend Evan Tedlock spear headed an operation to make it happen. He worked with our Department head Doug Hudson and fellow design classmate Cassie King to created the first Frame by Frame book. They ended up using a design I created previously for the front and inside cover and everyone had three to five pages to showcase their art and a small bio.

 Cassie King did the overall design and layout and Doug wrote a lovely forward for us, part of it is below.

This group of seniors is the strongest in spirit to date. Their quality of work, level of ambition, infectious drive and overwhelming sense of togetherness and willingness to help each other has shaped the sixth year of the department’s evolution into its most positive yet.

I love them all, I will miss each of them VERY much and I look forward to relishing in every last bit of their inevitable successes. I hope the world is ready for this bunch, they’re going to leave a huge impression!

“Attention all passengers, next stop is Your Future.”
There’s unusually sunny weather up ahead, so you better wear your shades!”

Douglas Hudson
Animation Chair
Kansas City Art Institute

The book includes work from

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Polaroid Drawing

This is the last of the home made Christmas gifts I sent out this year. I have a soft spot for Polaroid cameras and I have been meaning to draw mine for a couple of years now. Knowing that my friend Chelsea was also a fan I decided it was time. This drawing was transferred to a brown Moleskin grid notebook and then sent to her.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Female Trouble

One of my assignments at school was to have an artistic conversation with a contemporary artist. My friend Sakari and I decided to work with each other for the assignment but I wasn't real happy with how my half of the conversation turned out. So this is my second conversation and I am much happier with it. It is a paper cut out on a 5x7 wooden panel. She also has an amazing fashion blog you should check out.

The line art for this project kind of reminded me of a reading rainbow poster for some reason.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy 2011

Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2011 is awesome and prosperous for you!