Friday, May 7, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
This is an illustration for my digital painting class, for a story about a writer/journalist that becomes infatuated with a modest and lovely young woman, but the feelings are not mutual. "She was like one of the characters in his novels..." He asks her to marry him and she declines.
I wanted to use some of the physical elements associated with writing, and play on their romantic qualities, old-fashioned handwritten notes, pen and ink etc. The girl in the story is quite a few years younger, still a teenager actually, so there is an underlying tone in there, so the masculine symbol of the pen I thought was fitting. I scanned in some crumpled paper to add texture and sketched out different poses for the girl until I felt she looked demure enough. The most fun was painting the ink-in-water :)
Monday, April 12, 2010
This is my attempt at a cover illustration for a University magazine that was featuring an article on the diversity of their students, and the tremendous ambition shown by all to take on the world and its social issues. (I attempted to represent all nationalities with their flag colors as the leaves)
Watercolor 18x24 (layout by Eson Chan)
This next article was about the enormous task we have to implement the necessary measures to reduce the global climate change. I decided to play with watercolors for this one... since I've been doing so much acrylic lately, it was a welcome change.
Here's the final... which I just found out (4/14/10) was chosen to be published in next month's Brandeis University Magazine!
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Woohoo! Just found out this piece for Sky and Telescope got chosen to be printed in their July Issue!! Thanks Pat and Casey!
The good thing about digital work is that its relatively easy to add and subtract things. They asked me to add reading glasses to show more of the age of the man. ..aand voila :) I think I like it better with the glasses. It was a good call.
Here's the finished piece.
This is another digital project I'm working on for an editorial piece in the Sky & Telescope Magazine.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Image 1 of 7, Acrylic 12x16
Image 2 of 7, Acrylic 9x12
Image 3 of 7, Acrylic 12x9
Image 4 of 7, Acrylic 9x12
First Flight, Acrylic on artboard, 12x16
(just found out 2/12/10 that this piece got into the Society of Illustrators Student Competition!!)
Image 6 of 7, Acrylic 12x14
Image 7 of 7, Acrylic 12x16
These 7 images I created as part of my thesis project at Massart. I adapted a story from Plato, the Allegory of the Cave, using birds instead of humans in a more modern setting. All these images I transferred into a hand bound book, where I also showed my sketches and process work. The book itself was bound in dark cloth, sewn together with japanese stab binding using copper-toned thread, the pages made of off-white printmaking paper, and the cover I embellished with twisted copper wires mimicking the bars of the birdcage.