Friday, October 30, 2009

October 30, 2009

I am about to go to a Mastadon/Dethklok concert today!  Wish me luck in not getting the crap beat out of me!  I'll try to take pictures via phone!  Word it for this month is here!!!!


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

October 28, 2009

Halloween approaches and I have decided that Robert De Niro from "Taxi Driver" is what I'll be for this year.  I have made some changes in my sketches from the last week for an editorial piece on swine flu.  I also fixed my wacom tablet for better usage.  Sketches this blog, but no finishes yet.

improved sketches for this week

sketch from last week

As an added note I also have gone back and edited my past work.  Example (yes I lied about no finishes):

"Little Boy Who Cried Wolf" childrens book spread

Saturday, October 17, 2009

October 17, 2009

Hey everyone.  So good news for America the other day.  The Healthcare bill was passed.  So I am very excited by it.  This also gives me a chance to do an illustration on it.  I also got this cool tic tac toe game from my grandparents:

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Midnight-ish update!

My lord!  So I upgraded the blog thing and I can now type in Helvetica!!!  HA HA! I have accomplished the un-do-able.  I completed my illustration in one day!  I started around 2ish?  Had some break around 530 or 6 for dinner and NOW I FINISH!  Sheesh.  I had a bad print but I don't care right now.  Here is my final b+w and color versions!

Sarah Palin's Book Race

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

October 14, 2009

Illustration is in it's final stages. I have uploaded the final B+W sketch for kicks. I will later today upload the black and white version of the illustration, then later tonight I will upload a color version. I will at some point also upload an illustration from Master Studios class. I have no classes today so I will be working all of today to make sure I get things done. Wish me luck!

Sarah Palin's Race to Finish Her Book (black and white sketch)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Visiting Artist

During my Senior Project class today a visiting Illustration Alumni came in another classroom and talked about work/life post Pratt. I got a lot of useful things out of it (such as websites and tips on Art Directors). Here's her website,

She gave out some rather nice business cards and did offer some form of submittions of work for her magazine (or some article she's doing) at some point. She is a nice inspirations for students that are looking to graduate. The only problem I had was how fake she seemed. She sort of cheated in her illustrations like cut and paste pictures and paint over most of them to make an illustration. She also made a comment on one of her things saying it took her about half an hour to do. Other than this I picked up some useful things about getting work and promoting myself from her. So check her out.

(Both images belong to Katelan V. Foisy)
Front and Back of Business card

Sunday, October 11, 2009

October 11, 2009

So, it's Sunday and I am having issues dealing with Monday classes already. I was not present at the last one because I was sick. I have stuff to do for that class, but I am far from being motivated to do it. I revamped a sketch for Senior Project in Illustrator to make it more clean. With having two Senior Projects a Senior must do two separate things. I am working on an animatic for my other Senior Project. It is based off of an idea I had for a while for a cartoon series. I am using any kind of character I made within the past four years for it and making more for a package. Further more, I want to just get my shit done. It won't finish itself so I might as well not screw around and just work whenever I can.

Sarah Palin's Book Race (working sketch)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

...and more!

So, I must make Sarah Palin as much of a M.I.L.F. as I can and get her likeness down really good. For some reason... Tim did not go for the other illustration. I am really bummed out about that. I mean, for one, how in the heck do you not know what the Louvre looks like? Another thing is how do you not make out what is going on? I am really not liking what happened. I am also posting some older things.

Final Color and Black & White versions of the first project.

Black & White version of previous project (color coming soon!)

I might start posting work outside school. Such stuff as Word its and any thing done for money. Until then... Ciao!

October 8, 2009: Birthday, classes and more!

Hey people. I have been having a good past two weeks. This week seems rather boring. My birthday was this past weekend and I turned 21. What did I do? I got pissed (Scotsman's way of saying drunk) and had fun. I ended up having a fairly good weekend. I am about 9 days away from going to see the Avett Brothers here in Manhattan at Terminal 5. I purchased the tickets last night and got excited about the show. I still need to pick up the new album. My classes have been alright so far. I found my groove in my Senior Projects. The sketches I did for today's class are up at the bottom. I want to do the pyramid ones. That is about Egypt being pissed at the Louvre for not giving back stolen artifacts. The other one is about Sarah Palin finishing her book and getting number 1 in book sales online and at Barnes & Nobel. I enjoy doing political stuff. I will post more stuff when I get the time. I will also be an extra in a video project so I'll link it here when it becomes available.