Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Travelin' the World

To get better at updating, I set a goal for myself to update at least every other week, preferably every week.  It's nearing that 2 week mark so update! I've been working on some paintings, but they are going slow (very slow).  Tomorrow, I leave for Florida for two weeks (yay!) and will probably not get to much updating cause of working at Disney, and maybe a bit of playing while I'm there.  So I figured I'll post some work from my last semester that I never got to post yet.  

One of the things I love most, is traveling.  So, I created some travel imagery (for things such as posters, postcards, ect).  Enjoy!

Venezia, Italia! (Venice- if not able to be told by the gondola)  

Na Pali Coast on the Island of Kaua'i, Hawai'i


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Plumeria Practice

I've been doing quite a few batiks lately, and the different colours have just been blocked in.  I wanted to try something different and new where I more of painted with the dyes and blended the colours.  So to try this idea, I just did a test swatch.  Its about 12x15 inches.  

 I love plumerias, one of the prettiest and best smelling flowers.  But, I'm also pretty happy and excited about how this worked.  Will definitely be doing more of this within my batiks.  

Fish Scarf

I've been having fun with batiks, besides they are a nice change from paintings.  For this I wanted to create a scarf that wasn't just a pattern, but something more fun and design-y or illustrative.  So, fish swimming! 
Playing around with the values of the different parts, I settled on the bottom right

Exploring different colour variations.  I really like the 2 furthest right, but I didn't think the orange would translate well to a batik, so the right one won.

Full final. The silk is a very light, transparent one, which I think enhances the fish

Fancy artsy picture

Close up on some of the fish

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Big Cats

So, at then end of the past year, I did a set of posters with some big cats (meow).  However, my computer died and they were lost within my external hard drive,  but now its fixed and they're back!  I plan to continue the series and do some more kitties (a snow leopard is already in works) along with some other animals.