Thursday, July 30, 2009

Website Up!

After devoting most of my spare time for the past week to being on the computer, I have finished the new and improved version of my website I used dreamweaver to build the site, which took a long time, but for me is easier than trying to figure xhtml.

Below is a preview of my home page:

Here's a self portrait I did for the home pages on the site.
Below:  A view of my old website, I don't think it had much of a personal touch to it before but I had a lot of fun with it this time around.
Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

keeping busy

Having just graduated a few months ago, I'm finally feeling the slight sense of panic that what I choose do to with my art now is going to make or break me in terms of starting a freelance career. So I decided to revamp my webpage, because I wanted to achieve a more fun and professional look than the current one has. Until that is completed I am just having fun experimenting with painting different things.

Below is a jewelry box I bought from AC Moore, painted with acrylic.
Photographing out back of my house attracted some onlookers!
My room mate Cayt is also an illustrator, her work is cool.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Pattern Design

This pattern design has been in the works for a month now and I finally finished it. I designed it for my friends blog mcjawn, which is a philly art and culture blog. Doing the pattern the way I did is hard because you really don't know what the end result will be 'til you are finished and able to tile it together. I think it might've gotten a little busy with the contrast, but I am happy with it overall, hopefully my friend likes it!
Below is the first part of the image which has to be split into four corners, with a separate image painted in the new negative space.
Here is the resulting design, which is supposed to smoothly tile on the corners.
The end result!

Euro Trippin'

So I am finally back on the scene after being away for 3 wks. in England and Sicily. My favorite parts of England are always walking around towns and looking at old castles and buildings. While there I was able to see my grandparents, uncle, aunt, and cousins, which is nice because we only see each other once every 2-4 years.
Below: Ruins of Okehampton castle built in the traditional motte and bailey style.

A lit building somewhere in Sicilia.
My cousin Andrew and I at the Oriole Ball in Oxford. 9 hrs. open bar pheww!
I managed to stay in Bristol for one night for the sole purpose of seeing the Banksy exhibit at the museum there. Banksy is a street artist who does a range of things including animatronics.
His art isn't necessarily my style, but the exhibit was well thought out, and fun to walk around.

This was the only drawing I managed to get done in me sketchbook. It's just a drawing form observation of a porcelain cat that was in my grandparents' sitting room.