Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Brachial Plexus meet Illustrator

This was a really small assignment for our immunology class. We were asked to take a drawing we produced for textbook illustration and render it in Adobe illustrator using a cel shading approach. It's not great but I thought I'd post it.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Gross Anatomy Pathology assignment

So happy to be done this one! This assignment really made me come to the conclusion that I simply can't produce my very best work when I am pressed for time, have a million things on my plate and pretty much just want to finish so I can sleep and relax for a little while. I don't like what I've produced, but I accept that I couldn't have done more.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

final immunology sketch

At least I hope it is. I've been asked to make so many revisions (by my content expert) that I pretty much loathe this assignment and what i've produced. I hope rendering the final goes more smoothly. At this point I just want to come out of this with something I'm at least a teensy bit proud of. This draft was painted in photoshop on top of the hand drawn sketch. I added labels and some schematic type things in illustrator.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

pen and ink (a.k.a. cheating with steadler pens)

I really don't like how this turned out but I am posting it anyway. We have so much work right now that I don't feel I can spend enough time on something to make it look as good as I want. Anyway, the labeling isn't quite finished. Ugh... so tired.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ugolino and His Sons

This is a graphite study of a European statue at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. This was one of my portfolio pieces for entrance into BMC. I'm posting it now because I got a high quality scan done at a print shop and I think it's looking pretty good.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

something old

Haven't had much time to spend drawing or experimenting, but this is something I started a long time ago and I finally finished. Adobe Illustrator CS3 with photo reference.

Monday, July 12, 2010

work in progress

Further attempt at improving my photoshop rendering skills. I've only really finished the face and hair so far...

Friday, July 9, 2010

life drawing and body bits

Pencil and pen on sketchbook paper.

20 minute sustained pose at Artists 25 open life drawing session. Graphite + conte on crappy Curry's manilla paper.

2 hour sustained pose at Artists 25 open life drawing session. Graphite on paper.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


I generally avoid Photoshop but I am trying to make an effort to learn how to render/paint different textures and make them look life-like. I had trouble with the leaves... but the flesh of fruit is so easy to paint. It makes me feel skilled heh. For the first time I started without outlines (I have a very hard time drawing without clearly demarcated lines). Instead I blocked in large areas of color and built up the shadows and highlights, which is probably what most people do but I have a hard time since I work so much in Illustrator and am used to problem-solving a piece rather than building up through fluid, blending forms. Anyway, I'm happy with it. I'm going do a series of these relatively simple photoshop pieces that focus on texture, depth and color rather than likeness.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

self portrait

I've wanted to start a journal for a while now and since I'm entering Biomedical Communications in the fall, it's a good time to get organized. I want to have a space where I can post works in progress, finished pieces and sketches. I'm starting things off with a self portrait in Adobe Flash CS3.