Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Summer lovin

Hey Everyone, I have some new Images from this summer, I hope you enjoy.

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Images for the Benefit

Here are some images drawn for the World Vision Benefit Show. The theme was livestock and will be going up today.
Hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Advanced Drawing Show

Below are some images from our Advanced Drawing Show 333. I worked on a drawing installation using a variety of media including this really cool old type drawer. I don't have a photo with me of what the actual installation ended up looking like, but this top one was my rough layout, I hope you can get the gist of things. Thanks !

and some closeups....

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

metal menaces.

Hey everyone,
just uploading a couple metals projects. i have a few more, but i don't have digital images of them yet. hope you enjoy :)

Above is a ukiyo-e inspired neckpiece. All of the flowers are detachable and made of metal, paper, fabric, and plastic. It's fun because each flower can be worn as it's own pin.

Below is a spine, made of aluminum, plastic, ribbon, magnets and suction cups.

It's meant to connect myself and my mother. An assortment of back disorders genetically runs through the female side of my family. This piece, with the attachable curved spine can be worn separately, but connects down the middle with magnets when my mother and I would get close, representing our shared understanding of the burden of these disorders.

That's all for now, I'll upload more in the next couple weeks. Hope you're all doing just swell.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Fishladder 2008

Every year Grand Valley puts together the Fishladder, our literary arts "magazine" composing of a variety of student artwork(drawings, photography, graphics), short stories, poetry and drama. This year was exceptional, and I wanted to say Congrats to everyone that was selected, including Michelle Potgeter and Andrew De Haan for their poetry, and Adrianne Hollemans, Kaylee Cornfield and Jason Rood for their spectacular illustrations (check out thier blogs on the right). Way to kick butt guys!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Creative Quarterly

This Creative Quarterly Issue No.10 and on the bottom right there is one of my drawings! (Above) This is very exciting, and and honor to be published in such a beautiful magazine. You should check out their link, they have a lot of great competitions, and the magazine is laid out great, with large images and lots of detail. Thanks CQ magazine!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Rabbits Rabbits Everywhere and not a drop to drink...

This is a new piece I made for advanced drawing, trying out watercolor on wood. I think it went okay.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

An introduction

Hey everyone. Here are a few of my images and be sure to check out the sketchbook page linked on the right. Thanks :)


This one discusses our longing for something other than the uniqueness of ourselves and how maybe we should be satisfied with what we have because we might not know the whole truth of what we long for. (look at the top left corner)

"And they had to burn the house down to rid us." This image is an illustration to the last line of a poem that discusses a bee infestation, and that line is also the title :).

This one (above) will be featured in the winter edition of Creative Quarterly Magazine 10 which you should look for at Barnes and Noble because art is cool and there is going to be a lot of really great student work. This ones called "Before There was Blood on Her Finger," referencing the fairy tale Briar Rose, moments before she pricks her finger on the witch's spindle.

"Bearer of Good News." This ones also from the Briar Rose series I had started. In the beginning of the story, the Queen is bathing, and a frog hops up to her and announces she is pregnant with a daughter. Peculiar but great. I left the top left open for the placement of text if it were to be published.

Here I was re-experimenting with the use of newspaper for a collage element. I really enjoy the texture it adds to the viewing of the piece.

Below are a series of short drawings I did for fun exploring different relationships.
The relationship between bliss and ignorance.

The maternal relationship of "birds"
The industrial/wildlife relationship

Alright, the drawings below are all from last school year, and I haven't had time to rephotograph them, so I apologize that they don't enlarge much if you click on the image. These are just a few of my favorites.

"Beware of Cliff." This illustration is about being careful with the exposure of our hearts without thinking about what we might be doing, and the trouble thoughtless decisions could lead too.

"The Buried Staircase." Here I was just beginning to explore collage, repetition of design, and the use of blank space to show depth. It really started the ball rolling for what I'm exploring now.

This was my first pen and ink drawing since my freshman year, and while doing it I realized how much I love ink. I was trying to figure out how to create an entire image with limited rendering, detailing only specific areas and letting the eye fill in other less drawn areas.

Just a painting for figure painting class, incorporating design elements.

This was an attempt to combine wet oil paints and pen and ink. I learned some tricks and was interested in the natural textures and blotting of the oil and ink that the mineral spirits left.

An illustration to a made up story. Here the girl is traveling across the lake inside of her living carriage. I did a series of these in different media, with the same main character. Maybe I'll post those later, though they ( this one included) are a bit outdated.