Monday, December 10, 2007

Mody Dick 4

This is the final piece of the series. I don't really know what to say about it. Like the rest it is a combination of digital and hand made elements. Again, I feel like I need to work a little bit more on my process but I feel like these pieces were a good learning experience.

Moby Dick 3

In this piece I tried to make the tail of the whale look huge and imposing. I was working with a very central composition, but bent the tail to give it a little movement. I'm pretty happy with how it came out, although I was toying with the idea of changing the hue of the cloud to more of a red to fit with the other images. I like the play between the intense black of the clouds and the stark white of the tail so I didn't change it, but I think I might later to make it fit into the series.

Moby Dick 2

In this piece I tried working scratch board into the piece. I have been working with scratch board for my comic, and I was trying to find a good way to work color into the otherwise black and white composition. I used scanned watercolor washes under the ink work to incorporate texture into the colored areas. I also tried locking the black ink layer and coloring over it, but it lost a lot of the contrast that I like. It also looked awkward because the coloring over the black was very flat and I was going for a more gritty feel. I got a lot of flack for the composition of the piece, and I agree that it looks awkward. If you couldn't guess the two white lumps with the black lump between is supposed to a drowning man. I have since learned to take more time when composing an image.

Moby Dick 1

I know I haven't posted in a while, but in usual fashion I have four pieces I have been working on for the past month. They are illustrations for Herman Melville's novel Moby Dick. I have been working back and forth between digital and manual mediums, trying to find a balance between the two. In this one I got a bit carried away with the acrylic, and I don't like how Ahab's face turned out. I feel like the experimentation has been good for me, but I still could use a more experience working this way.

Monday, November 5, 2007


Finally eleven. So please tell me what you think, and don't be afraid to be as nit-picky or brutally honest as you want.




I really like that last formating decision, so I think I'll stick with it for a while. Nine


Changing format again with eight.




Shaking up the format a little with six.

COMICS! III: Insert rhyming subtile

Heres the fifth

COMICS! II: Electric Boogaloo

Here is the fourth.


It has been a struggle, and I know I have neglected you Blog, but now I have a shit ton of new things to post on you. I just have to change all the images from TIFs to JPEGs because for some reason you don't accept TIF files. What the hell Blog.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Business Time

I made this business card for my seminar class. I was wondering if it would be flashier in color, and if it should be cut out to make it a more unique shape. I want it to be able to stand out. I was going for the whole sleezy street vendor angle, and I feel like its a success but I would like some other opinions on the matter.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

ready, set, go...

So now what? I'm going to try to get some of my work up here as soon as I can so that there can be a dialog here. I'm working on a graphic novel right now, which I'm going to use to apply for the Xeric grant. I would love any feed back anyone can give me. I'm also going to try to post some unrelated work. I feel like having this blog will hopefully force me to be more productive, and hopefully create a network of like mind people for which to bounce ideas back and forth. If I begin to fail in the first category feel free to call me out on it so that I will continue posting. If I fail in both categories then....mmmmm...fuck it I guess.