Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Not the best photo, but its cool... After turning this one in, and looking at it from a distance, I felt like I could have spent some more time on the background, adding in some darker color. I am really happy with the shoe, but the ball of yarn sort of became a black hole in the middle.. My excuse is that it was a experiment in shading and not so much in composition.

I drew this with willow charcoal, about 2 or 3 hours of work.

Let me know what you guys think!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Some Work from the Start of Winter Quarter.

In Class Sketch

First Project: Portrait from photo

Rough Sketch from Sketch Book

Another Rough Sketch from Sketchbook

All these drawings were from the very start of class. It's funny because when I am looking at them now I hear myself ripping each piece apart with the things I don't like about them. I've been loving this class though. I feel like I have been growing tremendously with my skills just within this last quarter. Even though these are not my favorite, they are all good practice for my growth. Some of them are kinda damaged because they have spent a couple trips in my portfolio, which if you know me at all, I am sure you can imagine how incredibly unorganized it is! I hope you enjoy them, let me know what you think!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Old High School Pieces

Two pieces from high school art classes that I have photos of.

Belt Buckles

These are some of the buckles I made almost three years ago with the help of my aunt Wendy. They are all made of copper and nickel silver. All were done using cold connections via rivets.

Let's see what happens.

I decided to start this blog for anyone who is interested in my artistic progression through college. I will be updating it as much as I can with art from classes, practice sketches, any projects or ideas I am working through, and my thoughts on each piece.