Monday, February 28, 2011

Doodle roundup & SEA summary

I had a truly awesome time at SEA. It was a very inspiring and positive experience, and made me feel like maybe "artist" and "starving" don't always have to go together. Also, I won a Juror's Award in the art show! And I had a great conversation with the talented illustrator Micah Farritor, who was very encouraging.

All my doodles lately have been Blackbird-related, it seems... which isn't great news, since I really should be devoting every art hour to my senior show. Hmmm....

Zer Ghou brooding over glass.

Kicking and jumping.

Drunkenly staggering home... Also, Oswald is there for some reason. He's probably killing time until I update his comic again...

Ceazaght sketches, and evidence that I need to look up ref photos of snarling wolves.

Breckendy and Ball, drunken awkwardness.

Trying to figure out how Breckendy's mask looks from different angles. The answer in some cases is: silly.

She's tryin' to look all cool.

Random profile!

Friday, February 11, 2011


Exciting news! Later this month, I'm attending the SEA (Self Employment in the Arts) conference in nearby Lisle, Illinois. One of the events they host is a juried art show for college students. My advisor encouraged me to submit something, so I picked a project I did in Intermediate Drawing and sent in a digital file for consideration.

Today I heard back -- it's been accepted into the show! This doesn't actually mean I've won anything, and I have no idea how hard it is to get into the show. Maybe it's no big deal. But I have the chance to win. I'm pretty excited.

The only problem is it's five feet long... It's gonna be a hassle to transport!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Skirts & Blankets

I really enjoy drawing mounds of drapery, and brooding ladies. In combination, it's doodle bliss for me! I jazzed up the second one in Photoshop and uploaded it to my DA gallery.

A red string

Exploring some ideas for my senior show...

Sketchdump II

Time for another sketchdump! This is a mixture of class doodles from last semester and this semester. Legs and ladies remain prominent themes.