July 31, 2009

Last 3 Illustration Academy assignments ..

This was an illustration of a conversation taking place in a salon .. I've painted it with gouache on bright yellow poster paper .. you can still see the yellow coming through. It was a challenge & a real fun experiment.

An illustration of a sound "POP" .. I painted a girl taking off barbies heads ! I painted this illustration with gouache on Tea green pastel paper.

A monotype print for a traveling poster, destination: Morocco .. I've never done prints before so I decided to try it out since George Pratt brought his press to the studio. I am planning to experiment with printing techniques in the future.

Please click on each image to better see each illustration. The smaller size doesn't faithfully represent the original colors.

July 30, 2009

I.A. Cont.

Conceptual Portrait: Zach Condon (Beirut the Band). If you are familiar with Beirut then you'll know how Zach is like a Chef he creates sweet music mixing influences from his European travels & his personal background. I kept thinking of Zach as a creator that's why I have him dressed as a Chef mixing music instruments, flowers, & strawberries in a bowl. I used gouache but I have dry brushed it in order to try something new with gouache.

Deadly Sin: Sloth. This is my take on sloth, it was fun coming up with all the objects laying around .. I used gouache for this assignment too.

July 29, 2009

Illustration Academy

I was fortunate this summer to be able to attend The Illustration Academy which was held at Ringling College of Art + Design in Sarasota, FL.

And I got the chance to be instructed by the Legendary Mark English, John English, Natalie Ascencios, Doug Chayka, Jon Foster, Robin Eley, Sterling Hundley, Gary Kelley, Edward Kinsella, Anita Kunz, Robert Meganck, C. F. Payne, George Pratt, Barron Storey, Jillian Tamaki, Brent Watkinson, Sam Weber, and Andrea Wicklund.
Not to mention all the talented students who were willing to learn from each other & share their perspective with me.

The seven weeks consisted of drawing class twice a week, demos & lectures from a new visiting artist each week, studio time & critiques following the development of each assignment from thumbnails to final.
Soon, I will be posting all the pieces I have done during The Illustration Academy.

This was the first assignment. A slice of Sarasota: an illustration of flat shapes, done in gouache.