Monday, November 23, 2009

"It only goes to show, that though life's pleasures are few...

I have a week off of classes, which is filled with working ridiculous amounts of hours at my part-time job back home, knitting, working on commissions, planning out my next moves, and of course enjoying good ol' Utica with my friends and crazy Italian-American family.

So I figured, hey, lets blog on the only morning I have off from work! haha

This week I plan on knitting a couple new hats to post on RetroSorrento, and finally figure out my website. I'm actually really excited to be attacking Dreamweaver, it's a lot of fun, but I know I can go overboard.

So here are some of the things that finished up my last fall semester at RIT:

This is the final image for my hot sauce label for my illustrative design course. I loved the way it looked on the bottle (image coming soon, as my professor has the bottle), although I'd like to go back in and define some of the illustration a little more for a portfolio piece.

This, also for my Illustrative Design class, is my magazine layout. I really like the way this one turned out, especially printed. It was a real pain to scan the illustration though.

And finally...

These are horrible images, but they are all I have and the only proof I have that I've finished this piece, since I'm 2.5 hours away from it. The bottom background is a bit warmer, a deeper red-blue, but I think you can get the drift. I absolutely love this, and it feels so good to have a piece I'm proud of after struggleing with what I wanted to show for so long.

I guess that's it.


Monday, November 9, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

Mountain Hop anyone?

Still some work in progress, but it's coming along nicely:

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Soul Kitchen.

So this may be more for my own sanity, but here are some work in progress shots of Mr. Plant (which is, by the way a 4'x2' piece, and it feels SO good to paint this big again.):

I did some color comps before starting the piece, I might scan some of them and post them. The background is going to be a deep blue/teal color. I'm excited for that part!

Also, here is another caricature I'm going to be painting this week, Regina Spektor:

And because this post is not nearly as colorful as I'd like, here's my knitting (which is going much better and almost finished!!):