Here is my illustration final for my Barco chiquito :) I'm not sure I am 100% happy with it, I had originally envisioned it being traditional with a use of fabric and acrylic but it was my first time experimenting with mixed media and the results were not quite what I expected. I ended up scanning it in and correcting a lot of value/color issues in Photoshop. Regardless, it's not a bad piece, it's just not what I had in mind.
December 9, 2010
December 6, 2010
November 28, 2010
Here is my very last illustration project for the semester and its an illustration of a Mexican rhyme for children. There are many I remember from my childhood but I decided to pick this one called "El barco chiquito" because I could do something simple and fun with it. For the final I am thinking of using fabric as well as paint and photoshop for the text and it is due next week!!! :S
November 21, 2010
Here is my latest zbrush project which was to sculpt a toy so I went with a couple of clown marionettes. Originally I had planned to sculpt bowling pin-shaped mexican luchadores but this seemed much more appealing to me. Enjoy!
November 15, 2010
This is my first greeting card ever! Of hopefully more to come. I really enjoyed the process and I know it ain't perfect but here it is regardless :) It is meant for hispanic audiences but the text reads: For you, a gift of peace, love, and happiness
October 31, 2010
So the skull pattern wasn't working for me for several reasons and I decided to go with something that was more me, and something that I would personally buy :) The first is a design for a dog carrier bag and the second is a design for a beach/summer bag. The pattern goes on the inside while the cone is just a simple illustration on the outside.
October 26, 2010
October 17, 2010
This is my entry for the Judaica art competition thats currently going on in school. I had lots of fun with it and I am really liking the style..enjoy!
October 16, 2010
Here is the final poster for my Animal Alphabet! This project was very enjoyable and tedious too but I am really happy with the results :)
And here is a layout of what the cards+block would look like. I am not doing this for all 26 animals/letters but I just wanted to show the many different ways the animals can be applied to different surfaces and formats and still remain cohesive.
October 9, 2010
Here is my animal ABC's poster and there will be alphabet game cards and a block for each animal+letter! We have 3 weeks for this project and it will be due in a week. A lot of work went into the animals because doing cute and accurate-looking animals is not as easy as it looks, then doing the vectors in illustrator and I am still working on color and value. I am hoping to add some texturing or decorative pattern to each background but we'll see..I don't want to make it TOO busy :) hope you like it!!
UPDATED-still in progress
Got rid of the text because I am still playing with fonts, I wasn't really liking the one I had before..and I added textures from free texture/pattern websites. A couple I made myself :)
October 8, 2010
This is a piece I have been working on and off for about 3 weeks now. I wanted to keep the palette very colorful and very bright because those are the colors you would normally see in Mexico. I visited a town called Taxco over the summer and from the photo reference I composed this image, added the children, pinata, and other festivities, to make it more of an illustration. Had lots of fun and really enjoyed working on it although I am still waiting to hear back from my teacher with some suggestions for it..so its not final at this point.
The other one I did finish is the bird cage one. It started as a drawing on my sketchbook and evolved to this. I was originally gonna use the design for a planner but I chose to go with the flowers instead (see other blog posts). So in the end I just decided to make this simple illustration, also based on the poem The Soul Bird, which is written as a background for the piece.
October 4, 2010
September 27, 2010
September 21, 2010
September 19, 2010
September 12, 2010
September 11, 2010
Here it is, my first illustration of senior year. our assignment was to go out and have an experience and do an illustration based on that experience. I went out to the farmer's market here in downtown sarasota and I took lots of pictures, one of them being an old woman reading on a bench with her dog sleeping next to her so ta-da! there goes my inspiration.
Here are some of the color studies and the final, still in progress...
September 6, 2010
This has been a LONG weekend filled with work and here is a couple of puppy drawings I did. As cute as puppies are..these will be a part of my next illustration :)
September 1, 2010
Here is my last project for adv. media class from last semeter. this was pretty much due the last day of school so I never got a chance to upload. Printmaking is frustrating and messy but after doing so many of them I started to get some good results and I really like the finals :)
A linoleum cut
And a brayer!
here are some of my favorite ones...
July 22, 2010
May 7, 2010
April 29, 2010
April 19, 2010
I came up with this image for an editorial illustration for Utne magazine on unnecessary c-sections and all the risks that come along with it. My idea was to have a pop top on top of a woman's belly to simulate a can opener which is pretty much what would be ideal for doctors to do, open take out and close. This is just the color study.