Self Portrait.

Here’s something I did in a couple of hours. Photoshop CS4 and Wacom Intuos3. Mirror used for reference. The hair still has issues, and I will try to iron them out, but for now, its my best digital painting yet.

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Change Project.

This past week and this upcoming week have been home to an interesting department wide project at the University of Connecticut’s art school. This project was spawned from the recent inauguration of the first black president of America, Barack Obama. The requirements were relatively simple, and there were five of them.

  1. Think of something in your life that you want to change, then change it. Visually document the process.
  2. Think of something in the University that you would like to see change.
  3. Think of something in the world that you would like to see change.
  4. Research an image that epitomizes change for you.
  5. Research a text or quotation that epitomizes change for you.

The results were then tacked on the wall; the top layer was step 1 the layers below proceeded in numeric fashion. Then, art students were tasked to tack constructive criticism or comments on the images that spoke to them the most. What was left is something definitely worth checking out. For those of you who don’t attend the University of Connecticut, you can visit the accompanying website here.

I might also say that today marks the first weekend of the Spring Semester. Hopefully y’all have fun, and practice safety, like me, as I sit here and type at the computer and look at webcomics and laugh aloud when there’s no one in the room. But then, most of you are or are starting to get wasted, and if that’s the case, play safely and cover your drink.

First Illustration Blog. Awesome.

It’s been over seven months since I even looked at this site. I always thought that I’d be able to start a webcomics site and then have a blog on that site. But that never happened. That being said, the first order of business is to write about some of my favorite illustrators, and it happens that there are plenty of illustrators that I admire and check in on every couple of days or so. I will begin by introducing a couple (or more) people. The list doesn’t denote any sort of superiority.

  1. Dave Kellett, http://www.sheldon-comics.com
  2. Dan LuVisi http://danluvisiart.blogspot.com
  3. Frank Miller
  4. Alex Ross http://www.alexrossart.com

Here are images from the sites above. All credit is given to those above.