Monday, October 29, 2007

Self Portrait

Our assignment in digital was to do a self portrait, so here it is in all its glory!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Some Comic Strips

Okay, I fixed the one so it read better, it's on the top now. Let me know if they make sense or what.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Turning Point MidTerm

Here's the final painting. It was gouache and ink and then digital on the top. I have some stuff to fix on it, like reflected light and fixing the line in some of the clouds and on her. I will post the finished painting when it's done!
The final painting is above, I think it still needs work in the dark areas.


We got the assignment to illustrate "Pioneers" it had to be historically accurate. This was a color study for that assignment. Our assignment changed to painting self-portraits but I might finish this someday. I'm sure sometime somewhere during the drive across the plains something like this happened. I have a suspicion they weren't somber and serious all the time. I have an inkling that they actually laughed and had fun sometimes.

Friday, October 19, 2007

An Old Project

Here's an old project I'm working on in digital. It was done in gouache and charcoal dust and now I'm fixing it (when I have time) in photoshop. Any advice on how to do weird swirling fog is welcome.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

The Sandwich

Okay, so some people don't believe ADD is a real thing, you're just blaming something for your don't need pills...just deal with it...etc. etc. Here is an example of what I'm like when my pills wear off.
The Sandwich:
Inner dialogue and action taking a little less than 5 minutes:
Where's the lettuce? where's the lettuce...can't find the lettuce...did my sister eat all that lettuce? How could someone eat that much lettuce? Guess I'll use the iceberg...too bad I liked the greenleaf better...tomato...mustard...mayo...bread. Put it on the counter...oh there's the greenleaf, it was in my hand the whole time...somethings missing? What is missing? The meat is missing. Turn around open fridge, open the meat drawer, what was I looking in here for? Close the meat drawer, look around, pomegranate juice...I've never had that before, that would be good with a sandwich, close the fridge put the juice on the counter. I better make my sandwich, something's missing? What is missing? Meat! I forgot the meat, turn around grab the pastrami and the pickles. Make the sandwich. Kretschmar Braunschwieger...braunschweiger? We didn't buy sliced braunschweiger, it was in a package. I ordered pastrami, isn't this pastrami? It looks like pastrami, smells like pastrami. It's cheaper than pastrami, pastrami is $6.99 a pound and I got a half pound, this says $3.99 a pound. Next time I go to the store I should tell them I owe them for pastrami, what should I say if they want to know who sliced it for me? She was nice I don't want to get her in trouble, should I lie and say I don't know, should I say "some girl I don't know"? What would they do? Fire her? Will I go to hell for not checking the bag before I checked out? Is it a sin to not say anything? Was the girl testing me to see if I was honest? I didn't even look at the bag and just threw them in the cart. I spent too much on meat I should have bought more vegetables...Focus Casey Focus! I need to cut the tomatos. Make your sandwich! Cut the tomatos, where's the cutting board? I don't know...cut my fingers but not too deep, it's okay. Assemble sandwich cut in half. Put everything away, pour some pomegranate juice and sit at my desk. Where's my sandwich?

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

The Blues

My little twist on the Aesop Fable "The Fox and the Crow". All the little fox wanted was the fur and the the crow will be singing "The Blues". Remember Aesop's moral, "Don't trust flatterers." Or something like that.
I still have things to fix, the background is a little loose, but it's almost there. All comments are welcome!