Sunday, October 25, 2009

portrait of a friend

Here is a portrait I made for my friend whose birthday was this weekend. Ink, watercolor with some salt, colored pencils, lightened with white charcoal.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Oedipus Rex

My last project was an illustration to the greek myth of Oedipus Rex. I thought it would be interesting to show the process step by step, similar to my last year's professor Yuko Shimizu

The first step is brainstorming

I then narrowed it down to a pretty clear idea of what I wanted to create

My main influences were the William Blake show which I then just saw, and the ALIEN movie poster, since my piece was meant to be a poster.

In the first stage I put down the composition and started painting it out

After more work and critique I realized that the figure needed to be adjusted

Next I changed the figure to give it more purpose and drama

So here is the finished product (not the best photo though).