Tuesday, July 29, 2008

In Progress Portrait...

Newest commission... portrait of Bayne and Bess Neild. [it's a surprise to them so don't tell 'em!]

She is getting close to done, but he still has a long way to go before I sleep.

The figures up top will be very indistinct, without much contrast... dreamy if I can manage it. or it could just wind up looking like i forgot to put on my glasses.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Newest Commision

Senior Thesis

This series is called A Few Cards Short of a Deck. It has been a great opportunity to play with the non-traditional portrait, and to practice blending portraiture with illustration. It began with an idea for a self-promotional piece, a self-portrait designed to look like a Queen of Hearts playing card. This idea was quickly followed by the realization that I wanted to create an entire deck of my own. The first step was to create a pattern for the back. Getting this pattern done first helped determine the style/theme of all the face cards: tattoos. I decided for my thesis just to focus on the four Queens, portraits of my lovely roommates. I also had the time to design an Ace of Spades which, like traditional decks, bears a unique logo.

Old Work:

"Marilyn Manson" Oil on Canvas

"Residual Self Image" Oil on Canvas

"A Touch of Frost" (Gem) Oil on Canvas

"Winter Glare" (Gem) Oil on Canvas

"The Notebook" or "Friends never let friends watch chick flicks alone..." Oil on Canvas

"Dancers, Unfinished" Oil on Canvas

"All Cats are Grey in the Dark" Oil on Canvas

"Sugar and Spice" Oil on Canvas

"Yesterday's Makeup" Oil on Canvas