Here’s my first color illustration! (I went a little crazy.) The assignment was to make a picture within a picture, and use the contrast between the two images to create meaning.
There are parts of this I like and parts I really don’t, but I thought I’d post it in it’s original form anyway. Each one of these exercises is teaching me something nuanced about illustration that wasn’t intuitive. Fun stuff, basically.
(If you’re curious, this was done in Photoshop with brushes by Kyle Webster.)
My first little illustration for my concepts class!
This piece is about sadness—I’ll leave the specific narrative for you to figure out. I’m also still working out how I like to draw, so I’m posting this more as a documentation of progress than a standalone piece.
Next time: color!
Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.
— Leonardo da Vinci
Garbage With Raindrops, 22x30”, Oil on paper
Well, here we go—a full painting! Subject-wise this is probably my favorite painting I made over Wintersession. I’d never done a trompe l’oeil before (obvs), but I loved going in and really getting the details done. I now know that painting reflective things is my favorite.
Set wide the window. Let me drink the day.
— Edith Wharton, Artemis to Actaeon and Other Verses
The top project is called The Readies, and it’s a response to an early 20th century text of the same name that declares traditional reading obsolete.
Second is the Typographic Apperception Test, a psychotherapeutic diagnostic tool I invented as part of Israeli designer Oded Ezer’s Typotherapy project.
See all my stuff here.