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…

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…

Illustration and Me

I’m back! For a few years now I have been working my tail off in the illustration program at the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) here in New York City. I’ve been painting, drawing (a lot of figure drawing as you will soon see!!!), sculpting and generally honing my skills. The one thing I haven’t…

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…

Alice in Wonderland II

In my Thursday class we are working on a poster for Alice In Wonderland II. We were asked to choose a character and do an Illustration depicting that character and telling us a little of their story. I wanted to choose a character that no one else would pick so I chose the Dormouse. After…

It’s been too long!

Sorry for the delay. It turns out that school is a time intensive activity! I’m going to change the way I do this blog which should allow me to post easier. As I do assignments at home or in class I’m just going to take a photo and then post them. That will be easier…