Monday, September 29

Register to Vote!

I ended up turning this in for 'Art the Vote' contest. It might be turned into a postcard.

Random political piece that I'm still working on. Any suggestions? :p

Monday, September 22

City Blues

My True Story

This piece was inspired by the children growing up running the streets in parts of Miami like 'Liberty City' and parts of Downtown Miami. If you don't live in Miami, you most likely have never seen these parts of the city. This is where police are hard to find and where mother's struggle to get their kids away from... but don't be too quick to judge this book by its cover, these parts have the best food and a community bond that you'll never feel anywhere else.

Thursday, September 18

Illustration #1 (Hodges) Update

Im so happy we get to choose our own assignments. For the longest time, I've wanted to do fashion illustrations for hip hop magazines such as essence and source. For my first project I did exactly that. The one that I am turning in for class on Tuesday is the top one. Just finished it and so relieved! I'm still working on the bottom one, It should be done real soon. Pardon the cheap camera, some of the colors and values are off :p

Doing two can be stressful but its good because if I get sick of one, I'll just continue painting the other. These will be printed out in color and serve as an underground painting. I cant wait to get started!

Tuesday, September 16

Jellyfish Jelly

I heart jellyfish... I wonder how they taste.

Sunday, September 14

Illest of Ill Poster Submission

I did this over the weekend. It's my version of the the illest of ill poster. If the illest group decides to use it, cool... if they don't, its all good. I still had acrylic and photoshop fun with it! Hahaa Luis this piece is dedicated to you, one of the only people who can use the burn n dodge tool efficiently!

Thursday, September 11

Chicken Pot Pie

Yummy chicken pot pies are my favorite pre-made college food. Especially the ones that have creamy chicken w/ veggies mmmmmmm! In this project I made my subject, 'food' and did it within an hour. I played with the burn n dodge tools, I find it interesting but not planning to use it too much. That tool has already been over-used.

Wednesday, September 10

Frozen Octopi

I don't even know if an octopus can become frozen in cold weather. Once again just wishing it was cool down here in Sarasota. I tried to make it seem as if the penguin was standing on a frozen body of water. Do you guys get that? or should I change it...

Monday, September 8

Random Seasonal Art

Just burnin' up in Sarasota, wishing I was in the snow.... actually I've never been in snow. I am definitely going to start posting random drawings and doodles daily.

Sunday, September 7

Fashion Illus In Progress

Final Color Study

Finally I've decided to do both of the scenes (below) but above is this composition that I'll be turning in for my first illustration. So far I'm really loving my illustration class, everyone's been so helpful. The above scene will be altered and the character on the right will be distorted a bit more.

Hey guys, need some help picking which composition I want for my first project. The thumbnails are still n the works, I'm thinking about adding a third person on the subway seen. Its gonna be about hip hop fashion illustration. I tried to leave the lower right corners blank for writing or logo. I don't know what media I will be using yet. I'll post the final thumbnail later.

Monday, September 1

Party Poopers

Once in a while I try to crank out something cute yet disgusting :) and to all you graphic designers, please dont be too critical of the "party" font. Atleast it's not papyrus! heehee