Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sketchbook Pg 3

This and the last 2 sketchbook pages are master copies in an old Japanese print book that I received from my late great uncle.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Zoo Reptile Cage Painting

In the past 2 weeks my friend Amber Gartung and I visited the Seneca Park Zoo (Rochester, NY) 2 or 3 days each week to paint the background of a reptile cage. The cage is the home of the zoo's great plated lizard and african pancake tortoise. We painted a rocky outcropping scenery since the 2 reptiles live in savannah-like areas with rocky outcroppings or kopjes. Also, we painted the outside of the cage a light burnt sienna to give that savannah and desert feel.  The photos show what the cage was before, progress shots, and the finished painting. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Editorial Illustration Project 3

These illustrations were for an article about the Japanese Giant Hornet, which is the world's largest hornet. The title of the article was called "Hornets from Hell". Done with paper.

Editorial Illustration Project 2

For this Editorial Illustration Project, the article was about how people who live in Asia have a 0.5 percent chance of being related to Ghenghis Khan since him and his sons spread their seeds among numerous women as they conquered a huge chunk of the Asian continent. The illustration was done with paper and some Photoshop.

Editorial Illustration Project 1

This was for a project in Editorial Illustration Class where we had to do an illustration for a spread and an illustration for the Table of Contents Page. My article was about how dolphin meat sold in parts of Japan is very poisonous since they contain large amounts of mercury. After I finished making this illustration out of paper, and seaweed, I sent the images to my graphic design partner, who added the text and other graphic design elements.  Unfortunately, I don't have the graphic design part sorry.