November 10, 2010

What have I been up to this semester?

Now that most of the site is solidified, it is time to start setting time aside to blog and update frequently. I've been very busy in the past few weeks. I have a lot of in-progress work and sketches.

Currently the classes I am taking are: Book Cover Illustration, Natural History Drawing, Web Promotion, Professional Development, Senior Studio I (Fine Arts), and Fashion / Body Adornment. Most of my work this semester has been for Book Cover and Senior Studio which are both 3 credit courses and directly relate to my long-term goals. I have also created two personal pieces for shows at school outside of my coursework, I'll make a post on them later.

In Senior studio, I have been preparing an installation of animal sculptures. I will make a special post just on my sculptures later as well.

My last Book Cover Illustration project was to illustrate a fiction book of our choice. I chose Outcast of Redwall by Brian Jacques. My goal was to combine 2d and 3d media, and I'm still revising the final cover, but as a teaser, here is the photo for the 3d half. I felted the character and sewed his clothes, the environment is painted foamcore and balsa wood.