Killer Project

In my final semester at RISD I took Mary Jane Begin's Portfolio class: it focused on the creation of a homogenous portfolio geared towards your industry of interest (gaming, publishing, licensing, editorial, design, etc...).  I'm interested in publishing, and I chose to illustrate a favorite young adult book: Sabriel by Garth Nix.  I planned on making black and white spot illustrations for all the chapters and wrap it all up by illustrating a cover (NOT that I don't love Leo and Diane Dillon's illustrations, it's just with any publications you do both inside and outside art... good practice and yada yada ya).

I didn't realize how long it would take to do over THIRTY 4x6" illustrations... it nearly killed me, AND I didn't even finish.  I think I got about half-way through.  Thumbnail sketches:

If I find the time (which will probably be within the next few weeks), I would like to finish them. You can find the finished spots on my Weebly.


Gone over to the Dark Side

I did it. I got a Tumblr... watch my life go down the drain.

It's supposed to be a supplemental sort of thing to this blog... more people, less places, etc...

Seriously, if it becomes totally overblown crap, you're welcome to send me a scathing message or two: "where the hell is your art, numbskull!?" "shameless" "integrity = zilch" "mouthwash has better taste than you do"

I won't talk as much over there... good thing/bad thing?



Oh, hey, it's been a while.  School was really rough after that last post -- EVERYTHING happened: Anime Boston, portfolio reviews, senior show... I only just started picking up the pieces of myself by the middle of May.

And then Graduation happened just as things started rolling again.

I've had a lot of free time lately as I search for employment, so I should be able to update a little more often.

Sketch: Vin from Mistborn

I reacquainted myself with Mistborn (Brian Sanderson) and have been making my way through the rest of the trilogy.  The first volume is really good and I recommend it to anyone interested in scifi-stuff.  I'm only half-way through the third installment.  The world is fully encompassed in the first volume: you can stop there, or you can see what happens to everyone AFTER the big showdown, which is what I'm doing now.

I was introduced to Brian Sanderson's writing with Elantris (also really good): what really hooked me (besides his excellent and informal grasp on the English language) is the way he is able to create a fully-functional, believable world and environment.  He also makes supernatural elements logical with rules and guidelines to their applications while still being magical and mysterious and everything you love about things not normal.