Thursday, November 17, 2011

Post graduation work

OH HEY!! A lot has happened since I last updated. I finished an internship with American Greetings in the Alternative Humor Department and it was such an eye-opening and awesome experience. I got to work with some of funniest illustrators I've ever met all while learning the process of creating funny greeting cards. Illustrating silly characters/handwritten type everyday that fit a joke was more than I could ask for. I even got pied in the face for a video! I miss the Alternative team so much!!

Anyway, since I created up to 15 cards for them and we can't let competitors see our work before it's published, I can't show you the work I did there. I can show you all the silly doodles and weird things from my sketchbook while I was there though. So enjoy that. Another update: I recently got a job in Miami at a printing and engraving company as a graphic artist/ promotional products manager. It's going really well so far. Hope you enjoy these sketchbook pages! Click on them for a larger view ;)

I forgot how to spell creepy apparently

on the plane ride to chicago lol

I can't stop drawing these girls with bitchy expressions. aw yeah

I'd hang out with this girl..

my friend antonio being a mojon

my attempts at fashion illustration

Friday, August 5, 2011

Senior Thesis Project at Ringling

So it took a while for me to find the time to upload this, but I can finally show you my Illustration Senior Thesis!

my display

me hanging out with my thesis

To quote my artist statement, "For my senior thesis project, I created editorial illustrations based on articles that dealt with psychological issues such as interpersonal relationships, personality, happiness, confidence and willpower. I took the main idea of the article and created a simple image for the viewer to think about and possibly reflect on how it relates to them. Psychology is an important subject because everyone is on a path of self-discovery, and understanding why I am the way I am or why people act the way they do is an enriching part of life."

It was such a great/grueling learning experience. Since I put this update off for about 2 months and I'm looking at my thesis with fresh eyes; I'm truly proud of what I did. Enjoy.

“Together Alone”
Original Dimensions-13 x 15 in
Acrylic and Photoshop

This image is about how technology has negatively affected relationships and how we are losing the desire to interact with others in real life because we are hooked to the internet.

“Food Addiction: Ice Cream”
Original Dimensions-13 x 17 in
Acrylic and Photoshop

This image is about how food addiction is just as bad as drug addiction.

“Food Addiction: Donuts”
Original Dimensions-13 x 17 in
Acrylic and Photoshop

This image is about how food addiction is just as bad as drug addiction.

"How Optimists and Pessimists View Their Worlds”

This image is about the different viewpoints an optimist and pessimist have when overcoming an obstacle. The pessimist can only see the roadblock while the optimist sees the potential after.

“Spreading Happiness”

This image is about how easy it is to spread happiness. A mundane commute becomes a great start to the morning all because of a clown nose.

“How Failure Makes You Stronger”

This image is about how a person who dealt with the weight of failed relationships is able to be strong in her new relationship.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Synergism projects

I took a class called "Synergism" which was basically a class where you combine more than one thing together to make your concept stronger. We did different assignments, a lot that didn't make sense at first but challenged us to brainstorm and think thoroughly to come up with a piece that was compelling! Here's my work.

Porcu-Sheep. We had to combine animals together that had a function. I figured a sheep could use protection from wolves by having porcupine quills. It also didn't hurt to put in an old lady using the wool and quills to knit. Needed that cute factor!

Kiwi dude.

This assignment was fun because we had to take a dictionary page and combine the words on that page into an illustration that made sense (kind of). So I wanted to have a flightless kiwi, and a flying kiwi. I also had words like kite, and kitchen that helped with the setting, and flying kite kiwi concept.

This was a sketch for an open assignment called "Connections".

I chose to illustrate the love connections that happen over the internet.

The assignment was to create an "Awesome Thingy" that would better the world. I chose to create machines that would help the economy and the environment, all in one go! The machines were supposed to resemble moneybags (kind of) and I researched the processes for making paper, coins, and plastic and simplified it inside the machines. The machines recycle paper for cash, cans for coins, and plastic for credit cards. It would be a great incentive for people to go green to get green.

Paper/Cash Machine

Metal/Coin Machine

Plastic/Credit Card Machine

This piece was a quick one. I chose to illustrate the possibility of cellphones giving you cancer. A month after I did this, new studies came out that it's actually TRUE! not that anyone will give up their cellphones, but whatever. Oh well! I'll be updating my thesis soon so watch out for that... and be careful with your cellphones!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Printmaking work

So I took a printmaking elective in the fall and I wanted to show some of the work I did. It was a really nice class to keep my creativity flowing since you could do whatever you wanted and didn't have to worry about it looking pretty. Printmaking would be fun to continue if it wasn't such a hassle to have a good facility available out of school. Oh well, at least I have this work. Enjoy!

Color print - Sheep

Etching- Pensativa Blue (Pensive girl)

Etching- Pensativa Black

Aquatint/Etching - Brick wall

Sketches of flowers for my monotypes

Sketch of chica for my monotypes. I did the same image of the girl but with different flowers in her hair. Wanted it to be feminine and latin ;)

Chica Bonita Oleander - monotype

Chica Bonita Jacob's ladder flower - monotype

Chica Bonita Sunflower - monotype

Chica Bonita Orchid - monotype

Chica Bonita Magnolia - monotype

Chica Bonita flower series

sketch for woodcut!

Woodcut- Femme Fatale

sketch for last piece

Linoleum cut- Hedgehog . This eventually became my business card image :)