Friday, September 28, 2012


The piece I'm currently working on is a scary children's book cover. For mine, I'm doing a parody of a senior who was in my intro to graphics class last year. He would always wear his batman hoodie, and expressed a hatred of cats, though he would frequently depict demonic cats in his art. He also had a very profound love of Herman Cain and other extreme republican "politicians". I decided to combine all this into one scary vector based image. I'm really having fun with this and can't wait to see how it turns out!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Surrealism Piece III

Here is my surrealism piece, which I finally finished, I'm really happy how it evolved in the last day or two of working on it. I added the clouds, and played around with adjustment layers and blending modes, and it came out really well. This is one of the best pieces I've done do far, and I'm excited to do more like it!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Chalk Warfare

Last night, I was browsing the internet, when I found an incredible video on my tumblr. It is called chalk warfare. The concept is war with weapons drawn from chalk, which by itself is a pretty cool concept. Often, when something has a concept this cool, it turns out to be poorly executed. This video, however is an exception. This has a great concept, and is perfectly executed. Apparently this is the second of two Chalk Warfare videos, and the improvement from the first is very noticeable. The artistic shots and nature of this concept are just so intriguing to me, it makes me want to do something to build upon it. Chalk Warfare Video

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Surealism Post II

Last week, I began work on a surrealism piece for the Dali Show 2012. This week I've continued work on it. I've had a difficult time choosing a background, however the piece is coming together. I finished painting in the E30 BMW with the mixer brush, as well as adding in several elements. It is getting much closer to completion, however, at this moment, it isn't done yet. It should probably be done by tomorrow, that is my goal.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Surrealism Piece I

This week I've been working on a surrealism piece for the DalĂ­ show 2012. It isn't done yet, but I'm making good progress. The entire piece is painted using the mixer brush in Photoshop CS6. I started with a sketch that I had done in class with a flair pen. I then copied that idea to my ipad, and added more to it. From there, using the Wacom tablet, I again remade the piece in Photoshop, again adding more elements, and revising others. I first traced just the outlines, then I used the colored pencil mixer brush, but I didn't like the direction that was going, so I switched to the mixer paintbrush. I then added an image of an E30 BMW which I painted as well to add more variety to the piece. Right now, I'm working on filling in the background, but I'm not entirely sure how I want to do that.