The End of Dracula (or the beginning)

The Illustrator’s Heritage with Professor Vincent DiFate Final Presentation and Critique I have finished and presented my black and white work for Dracula. This piece was done on clay board and painted with black ink. I then scratched the artwork back to the white board with a variety of different tools. Here is the final…

Farewell to the Master

Science Fiction and Fantasy Illustration with Professor Ray Lago Rough and sketch phase Our next project is a full color book cover illustration for one of three science fiction stories. The options are Farewell to the Master (became a movie called The Day the Earth Stood Still), To Serve Man (became an excellent episode of The…

Cryptonomicon

I am working on a book cover for my Illustrator class. Illustrator is an Adobe program that uses vector based shapes to build an image. I started with a sketch followed by a color comp in gauche. I created a layer with the painting scan and then started building the final in Illustrator on a…

Dracula

I am working on a black and white ink drawing on scratch board for my Illustrator’s Heritage class. I have done a few versions of my concept. I am showing the moment in the woods where Vlad the Impaler is selling his soul to Satan in exchange for his immortality. This is only vaguely referred…

The Fall of the House of Usher

I am in a Horror/SciFi/Fantasy Illustration class. We started with the horror genre. Our first assignment was to do a black and white illustration for an Edgar Allen Poe story. From the story options we were given, I chose The Fall of the House of Usher. As I read the story I worked out a number…

Oil Painting

Let’s start off strong. I am taking a class called Materials and Techniques: Mixed Media. What this means is painting a classmate from reference photos. I chose my friend Colby as he does a weekly podcast and I thought it would be fun to illustrate him as a crazy radio host. He was kind enough…

Three new works

Here are some works from various classes over the past few weeks. First is my final for Principles of Illustration II. It is portraying the sin of greed via Bernie Madoff (scumbag). I’ve posted various stages of this one but this is the final due Monday. Next is the final for my Perspective class. It…

Just A Quickie

I started the second semester of school two weeks ago. Here is our first assignment in Principles of Illustration 2. We had to find three articles from the news that address one of the seven deadly sins. First is my small rough sketches of a few ideas. Then I blew up the three best ones….

Finals Complete!

One eighth done with school! Here is the final post for this semester. These are the last few poses from my anatomy class. Something changed over these three weeks. Each one was done over the course of a full three hour class. Each drawing represents about two hours of actual drawing. However, something changed in my…

The rest of the week. of November 9th.

This was a good week. I feel like I’m getting more out of my posed figures. These are from my anatomy class. The first was a 40 minute pose from Friday last and the second is from three days ago. It was a two hour pose broken into 20 minute sections. There are some things I’m…