Thursday, December 16, 2010

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Background Scene

Nothing like a giant squid to ruin your day???

Now, in 3D...grab a pair of those red and blue 3D glasses and check it out.
This was a fun project!

A Semester of EYES

Friday, December 10, 2010

Bartol Pasta & Magazine Ad

Here is a magazine ad that I just finish designing.  It is for the pasta box that I designed along with the logo.

Log In Internet Cafe

Identity Layout for Log in Internet Cafe

Monday, December 6, 2010

Team Santa Tshirt

Here is a logo that I designed for a class project. 
I am looking into having these printed.  Send me an email if you are interested.
Happy Holidays!  Go Team Santa!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Candle & Fruit

This is a work in progress...the lighting around the candle and lower candle are killing me.  I think I just need to step away for awhile.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Kiss the Abyss Movie Poster

This is the movie poster that I did for my brother Eric's movie...check out the trailer.  Here is the link:

Photo Project 2

This had to have been the toughest project ever..... well, besides having to stare at my self and paint my self portrait.  I must have shot at least 6 rolls of film.  We had to set the the photos and have someone else take them for us...the problem is, I am use to being behind the camera, not in front.  These were the only two that I liked of just me...the funny thing is, I shot both of these by myself, using the timer.  I guess I could just be more myself, when I was shooting my own photo.  I will have to post the two other photos of this project when I get them back from my instructor.  I also had to shoot a self portrait without me being in the picture.  A composed image that represents me, and also a self portrait of me as a character. 

You will have to stay tunned to see those.

Photo Project 1




Edge Problem

I love shooting black and white film... it is so amazing how images can change in a different medium. The close-up image is my neighbors  dining room chair.  I just love this picture.  Who knew a dining room chair could be so beautiful.  The next image Light is also in my neighbors house (she has her house decorated beautifully) I like the way the light hitting the table looks almost like satin.  The next image, motion, is a merry go round at the park.  I shot a million pictures of this one, I had found some people at the park that were good sports and spun around on the merry go round until they were cross eyes.  In the end I really like this one the best, because you couldn't really tell what it was.  I think I was attracted to the blurred motions along with the circular lines and the texture of the ground.  The last one, edge problem, was suppose to be an image without the focal point being in the center of the image, and the edges of the image needed to be interesting enough to draw your eye around the image.  For this one I climbed on top of this jungle gym at the park, it is this sort of circular thing with a ladder/monkeybar thing going around it.  The shadow on the texture of the sand was sort of interesting.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sphere Crazy

The first sphere I did - oops!  forgot to write down what i used???

I used splatter 46 brush for this one

I started to get into this by the third one.  This one was done with a dark gray/blue background (underpainting) and I used brush: wet sponge  - opacity 40/flow 20

This one was done with a deep red underpainting, brush: round fan stiff thin 25, opacity 23/flow 11.  My husband Mark, challenged me to make a fluffy ball, I was thinking pom pom, he was thinking Sulley from Monsters Inc. as a ball????  Maybe next time.

This one was done with a yellow underpainting, brush: round angle low stiffness 46, opacity 43/flow59 

This one that looks like you need a new prescription for your glasses, was done with the an airbrush 66 and a mix of opacities and flows.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

Technical Illustration Project

I am so glad this turned out as well as it did.  I struggled so hard at the beginning of this project, but I finally feel that it all came together.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Technical Illustration - Photo Reference

Okay, so I thought it was me and I couldn't figure our how to do the contact sheet in Photoshop. (Even following the step by step instructions.)  After a little investigating I found out that they do not have that function in CS5 anymore (bummer)  I had to use illustration to lay it out.  There is not much variation in the position of poses.  I have a few other pictures I am going to play with that I found on the web.
These are my two sons Thomas and Matthew...they are GREAT sports.  I especially love the pumpkin defibrillator paddles!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Studying Abstract Art

It reminded me of the doodles I use to do when I was a kid.  This is great when you have block and can't seem to move forward.