Saturday, January 31, 2009

Butte- a little comic by Bill Carman

My illustration professor, Bill Carman, has a blog that is a wonderful archive of his work. He does a lot and updates very frequently. You can visit his blog here or @

this was a little comic he just posted recently. I laughed. :D

Bumpy Mc Bump

New piece I just did right now. I did this in 2 hours and it is for Allison and Elliot's new home, which is a gorgeous house, might I add.

8"X8" canvass
acrylic, gesso, graphite, and colored pencil.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My favorite painting in the whole wide world

This is my most favorite painting in the whole wide world. I can't even begin to describe how much longing I have when I look at this picture. It nearly brings me to tears of joy and frustration. Lautrec captured a moment that is truly wonderful and the most perfect example of real happiness and love. To share a bed with someone you cherish and then wake up in the morning and to gaze upon their face in the most innocent of times is truly romantic. The warmth of the bed and the security felt underneath the covers are the same feelings you get with that person you love. Together you are innocent. Together you are warm and safe. There is not a care in the world that can bother you while you are in the safety of your bed on a sunday morning.

The way that Lautrec rendered the faces and the plumpness of the bed just makes me wish I was there and would never come out.

another photo I found very interesting and very sad. Very elogant and eerie. I wonder what she never told her lover.

Henry Peach Robinson (1830-1901)"She never Told her Love"1857Albumen print from a wet collodion glass negativeH. 18 ; W. 24,1 cmParis, musée d'Orsay

The Cold Shoulder--not as bad as getting a horse head in your bed

I am working on a spot illustration for class and was coming up with ideas to show the origins of the cold shoulder and to do something funny. I had a little sketch (you can see it below) of a giant hunk of cow on someone's bed. Bill suggested I stick with that hook and make a reference to The Godfather with the horse head scene, 'cept I would draw cow parts in the bed. So I have been trying to find clips online but they aren't good quality so I need to go rent the movie and draw from it. I wish I had more time till monday.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sketchbook dump! (18 pages!)

Hello, friends! I am starting a brand new blog that just contains my art and non of that ART108 blogging stuff. A nice start to a blog is ALWAYS sketchbook pages!