Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Pastiches pastiches...

I have this really neat skill that allows me to take extraordinarily simple assignments and derail the concept completely by the time i finish. This particular picture is an excellent example of what can be accomplished when your mind erases said boundary...

Its very quickly done, so i will not say it is my best piece, i only worked on it for a night. i wish i had more time to work on it however, only because i love the idea so much. The assignment by the way, was to do a pastiche of j.j. grandville's work.

I'll upload the second one based off of Aubrey Beardsley's work later on when it is feeneeshed.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Illustration IV final

Been busy with school lately so it feels like forever since i've posted. Here are some preliminary sketches for my independant final. I'm doing some personal/gallery art/fine art based on the theme "flowers".

I was a wee bit proud of these until it was mentioned they are reminiscent of who else, James Jean. i thought the relations to his/my artwork was over, i guess i'm not out of the water yet. The kicker though is that i stopped looking at his work months ago in hopes that maybe i was just subconsciously picking out his style and creating a hybrid with his and my own inner creativity. What do you guys think? I'd sure like to try to change myself by graduation so i can actually get a job with an "original" style of art. I'd hate to be one of "those" artists who comes off as mimicking someone with an already successful method of drawing. sigh.