I challenged myself to create a fantasy piece that is both dynamic and cinematic. Electricity is difficult to draw so this was an opportunity to experiment with multiple light sources while trying to convey movement and texture. It was also a chance to apply my figure drawing skills. The hard lights and darks create much depth and contrast. Inspiration was drawn from an African clothing fashion show as well as the "Magic the Gathering" trading card game.
An Illustrative piece inspired by Virgil Finlay and Robert Crumb. I utilized my crosshatching style to create an illustration that parodies the harsh critics on Fox News.
One can see how I am developing my illustrative style through utilizing crosshatching and contour lines. I challenged myself to refrain from crosshatching in every area. Depending on the surface texture, I would sometimes use cross contour lines that are applied in one direction (hence the monster's fangs). I am also pushing myself to improve my eye for composition. The comic was conjured up in my imagination and features me being chased by a monster. With intricate pen techniques and simple gradients, the illustration exhibits a graphic yet complex feel.
An illustrative project inspired by Virgil Finlay and M.C. Escher. The picture features a mongoose fighting a cobra which symbolizes our internal struggles concerning good and evil.
My goal was to create a piece that incorporates the numerous pen techniques I have learned. I used this opportunity to experiment with contour lines and line weights. Without using color, I challenged myself to create a sense of dimension, distance, and exaggerated perspective. Inspiration was drawn from observing bones, studying the techniques utilized by Virgil Finlay, and the Magic The Gathering card game. The illustration provides much to look at considering the intricacies of the ribs, clouds, and lightning.
For this student project, we were asked to format a newsletter for the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences. The professor only provided the text and photographs. He acted like an obnoxious client, sending us photos/text at the last minute, forcing us to reflow the text and design elements. The pentagon design was inspired by chemical compounds while the blue colors reflect the cleanliness of a medical facility. Using three blue colors creates a dynamic piece that will stand out among standard four color process newsletters.
I drew inspiration from tiny organisms such as ameba, spiders, daphnia, and even jellyfish. This creature is part of a series of monsters that can generate electricity. Here one can see three different perspectives of the monster. I challenged myself to create a transparent creature that looks both cute and threatening.