Thursday, February 18, 2010

product and newspaper illustration

We had to create an illustration of a product and an illustration to go with an article in the newspaper, so I chose a bottle of perfume for my product, and an article about a neuroscientist researching dogs, the illustration for which is a dog with a phrenology brain illustration. I like the way these turned out. The perfume could probably be a little tighter, that's difficult to do with watercolor! I think the dog illustration turned out to be cute.

Monday, February 8, 2010

ten similar & ten abstract

For this one, we had to take an image and paint it ten times differently. We were allowed to crop, paint in different colors, or different styles. Pretty flexible. I chose to just change the colors to practice with that aspect of watercolor. I painted ten colorful birds. For the other part of the assignment we just had to do abstracts of different color schemes. I did harmonious colors, meaning five colors that are next to each other in a color wheel. I am only showing the front five because the back ones are ugly.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Ok I haven't blogged in a while, so I have a buttload of stuff! yay! I have 2 larger paintings, architecture and "critter." For those I have a bridge and a rhino, and I'd say the rhino is probably a little more acceptable. I also painted a self-portrait, but it's a horror to behold. I'll spare everyone. We've been painting ten watercolors for each class period, and as of today I've done thirty of the small paintings. I chose several of them to post, and these are somewhat decent. Some are fruits, some are "things with sides," and some are just whatever I felt like doing. Yay!