Saturday, December 27, 2008

Woody Allen

"Interestingly, according to modern astronomers, space is finite. This is a very comforting thought - particularly for people who can never remember where they have left things."


I've got a new found love in Woody Allen everything.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

I'd just like everyone to know that I received The Beatles Monopoly game for Christmas from my little sister. AND I'M SO EXCITED!!

And I got a great new obnoxious green jacket!! :]

I hope everyone received my Christmas cards safely in the mail, and if you didn't here's a sample:


Wishing everyone a safe and fantastic holiday season!!


LOVE,
Sorrento.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Politics, witch, myself.


Was so sick of hearing the same things over and over again the last week prior to the election. Markers and colored pencil... I enjoyed this technique.


Halloween assignment. Not too happy with her hand... needs some touching up later on. Oil paint, oil pastel, colored pencil.

Finally, my self portrait for the semester. Oil paint and oil pastel. Possibly some colored pencil.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Where is my mind??

So. It's week ten, and I haven't updated in FOREVER.

I'm avoiding work like the plague right now, so I figured maybe I'd post some fun shit and get inspired.


Saturday, June 14, 2008

Positive update!

So things are looking pretty bright today...

I got a letter in the mail saying Munson-Willams Proctor accepted my piece to their annual Sidewalk Arts Show (which will be June 27-July 2).

And I just won a super sweet acoustic guitar on ebay for cheapps. Maybe I'll teach myself a new hobby. :)


Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Couple resubmits.

Lack of updating and art... stressful time here.

Here are some resubmissions of artwork that I improved upon at the end of the semester.


The elton john piece is not uploading correctly...


I've entered a piece in a show and waiting to hear back on whether it was accepted or not. Should hear by Friday...

So... I'm out of here. tootaloooz

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Some Naked People and work in progress








So I took an oil painting class and I am IN LOVE.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Tentacles


This is a piece I just finished up for my Illustration Techniques course. There are some tweeks I need to do but I'm happy with this piece right now. I'll repost it later on with the alterations.

I really think I've found my perfect medium combinations, this is definitely the style I've been pushing for for a while. Granted there are some things that need to be fixed but I'm really happy for once.

The next step of this project is to redo it in a different medium.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Bitter Self Portrait.


So I'm not quite sure what I'm doing with this piece and if it's done or not. I was feeling really crappy this winter and came up with this concept. Angry about who knows what. Anyway, I'm taking an acrylic painting class and had a reason to go with it. I wanted to try a bit of an experimentation with my painting skills also. There are still some things I need to tweek but this is a semi-finished point of aggravation for me right now.

On a side note I've been doing some building exploration lately with a photographer friend and a fellow illustrator. I've got some good photographs from it and am thinking about turning them into some unconventional pieces of artwork... just for fun. (aka my acrylic class)

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Old and New

So today I officially launched (oh that sounds so good) my new portfolio website.

Took so long to do because I hand typed the HTML. I really should learn some kind of application.

Anyway, you can view it at:

http://mrv4603.cias.rit.edu

Also, here's an older piece that I previously did not scan or upload, from the beginning of this school year.


The assignment was to show a fear in a silhouette. Mine is the fear of infestation and bugs!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Just some doodles...

I haven't really got any finished work yet for this quarter (which started about four weeks ago now!) but I thought these were pretty funny:





Both are doodles from my art history class...

I don't know... felt like I had to post something it's been so long!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Scholorship Thing...


Wrote this for a scholarship just now and thought it was somewhat interesting and/or insightful about myself and my artwork.

"I am currently an illustration major at Rochester Institute of Technology and I am looking forward to focusing in on editorial and fashion illustration. I am an extremely ambitious person, alway pushing myself to a higher level and surrounding myself by positive and inspiring influences. I decided to become an illustrator because of my pure love and passion for the field, and could not see myself happily doing anything else. I am constantly pushing myself to be creative and innovative, and constantly experimenting to find something that I can truly speak and express through. I am extremely influenced by history and generations before me. I admire what they have done, created, and their determination. This is especially important in a world where the upcoming generations have a sort of need for instant gratification. With the technology of the 21st century everything comes easy to us, and it is important to know and appreciate things that are done the hard way. I believe that studying history can only help us improve what we already instinctively know and have developed. There is always room for improvement and innovation. My personal artwork is impacted most by styles from several decades ago, and objects and photos that have faded over the years. However much I keep up on current trends in my field, the past that I unfortunately did not have the opportunity to live through will always be a part of myself and my artwork. This state of mind I believe is influenced by my highly traditional Italian-American family. We are not the typical family you see on television. We are influenced by our past heritage and appreciate the hardship our grandparents went through. Although stereotypically many young adults may not like listening to their grandparent's stories, I may be an exception. I love to hear about their lives and what they learned, and try to remember it when I am encountered with similar situations. Perhaps it is their lighthearted nostalgia. Overall I am a very determined person and try to do my very best as a person and an artist."

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Parrots


Amazon Parrots book cover for my zoological and botanical illustration course.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Some Redo's




Some Redo's from my digital illustration class.

The first piece, the mermaid, is portraying one of the seven deadly sins, envy.

The second is a redo of the poster for the Black Crowes.

And the third is portraying, "What if animals made music and instruments roared?"

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Music Pieces



Just adding a few new pieces, both music related. The first is a portrait of Bob Dylan I did for my boyfriend for Valentine's Day. The second is a piece from my digital illustration class; a poster for the upcoming Black Crowe's concert, sort of self explanatory.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Some Dimensional Pieces



These are a few pieces for my dimensional illustration class. Both done with paper.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Jared Leto


Portrait of Jared Leto.

Chalk Pastels.

NFS.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Decorative Tropical Plants


Piece for my Zoological and Botanical Illustration course.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

What if animals made music


What if animals made music and instruments roared?

Friday, January 25, 2008

Portrait of the Artist as a Bird.

Botanical pieces




Three pieces done for my Zoological and Botanical illustration course. The colored pieces were completed using gouache.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Some Doodles :)

These are just some of my favorite doodles from my notes and sketchbook this year.
Some I intend on working with digitally in the future.