Monday, December 27, 2010

The Animal Charmer

Behold, my final large piece for my senior thesis, illustrating Francis Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden! Here we see Mary's new friend Dickon in his natural state, entertaining two rabbits, a cock pheasant, and a squirrel while resting in his beloved moor on a late winter's day.

The Animal Charmer

My thesis has been a lot of fun but it has also been very challenging. This medium can be tricky and very time-consuming, and as a result this past semester has been one of my hardest at MICA. Still, I believe that I've learned a lot from this process and next time I start a similar project I will be smarter. In the future I hope to experiment with loosening up my technique and maybe incorporating some painting and drawing to add even more texture and to hopefully make things move a little faster. For now, though, I'm very proud of the work I've done and I look forward to showing it at commencement in May. I plan on making a book jacket for this project over this break and maybe adding in a few more spot-type things in my spare time to round out the series. It's actually quite nice to carry a bit of sewing around with you when you don't feel like your life's blood is on the line.

Meatball Head

For my Narrative Color final we had to choose a hero's journey to illustrate. For my hero I chose 1990s anime superhero sensation, Sailor Moon, and her journey is the show's first episode. Each piece is keyed to a different color. It was a fairly open-ended assignment so I decided to use it as an excuse to practice hand-lettering.

You Are Sailor Moon


Oh-So Dreamy

Oh, Darien!

The Dead Man in Indian Creek

Hi, everyone! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and/or alternative winter holiday of your choosing! The semester finally ended about a week ago and I've only just recovered! Here's a piece from a little while back, a book cover design for my Narrative Color class.

Dead Man in Indian Creek

The Dead Man in India Creek was one of my favorite books as a kid. It involves two tween-age boys finding a dead body and attempting to unravel the mystery, uncovering a drug trafficking ring along the way.

Good times!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

MICA T-Shirt Contest Entry - PLEASE VOTE!

I designed a submission for the MICA T-shirt contest! If you are one of my fellow MICAns I would love it if you would PLEASE VOTE for my design at the ballot box IN THE MEYERHOFF by 5:00PM THIS FRIDAY, Dec 3rd.

MICA T-Shirt Design