Friday, April 25, 2008

Faculty family? Yes please!

Grad show!

Amazing work, amazing people. I had no idea what a lot of the graduating students were producing, so I was pretty blown away by the level of quality and individuality all across the board. Big ups, class of '08, big ups.

As a side effect, I'm now ridiculously pumped for fourth year! Hopefully next year we can pull off something as good as this.

There was this, AMAZING freight elevator at the grad show venue, the Burroughes Building. I don't know how old the elevator is, but the building is over 100 years old.

And hey, we're moved now! There's still boxes of stuff EVERYWHERE, and I haven't been able to cook for the last few days, but at least everything is moved into the new place. We're now on the 7th floor!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Patrick Swayze: Metaphor or Memorial?

So you remember that background?

It's now full of primal teddies and animated!

An epic tale of friendship and heartbreak set to the fine musical stylings of Queen. Don't even pretend you're not a little excited.

Big ups, puppet tool. Big ups.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Looking up

A good group of us got together on the last day of school and had a little bonfire in the ravine; it made me miss the mountains hideously.

The nice thing about Ontario, though, is that there's water and trees everywhere.
I like to walk down to the lakeshore once in a while, and this time around I brought my camera along. The weather was so beautiful that I'm pretty sure I had a goofy smile fixed to my face the entire way.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Abandoned digital painting

I guess you can get some indication of my working process as it goes from right to left.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Still not sure how I feel about this one.

Mixed media on wood, 11x14"

Edit: With a spot of colour correction

Monday, April 7, 2008

These people wear nicer clothes than me.

I love street fashion, but find the likes of fruits a little much sometimes.

If you also have a passing interest for street fashion, you should check these out!

The Sartorialist

A more high-fashion look at street fashion; a lot of the photos are of gorgeous people wearing gorgeous clothes in fashionable cities like New York, Paris, and Milan, and then he throws in old italian barbers, or how high street fashion looks in New Delhi right now. Neat pickings!

Hel Looks

Street fashion from Helsinki, Finland. It runs the gamut from pretty to weird to what-just-happened. Some of it leaves me pretty baffled that people actually leave the house looking like this, but then again, I have no sense of adventure.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Friday, April 4, 2008

Unappealing Schoolgirls

Well, unless they are your kind of thing.

There's kind of a bizarre, half goofball, half typical "Where it's Art" print feel to it. Maybe I've successfully synthesized the two to create a new style that nobody will want?

Thursday, April 3, 2008

The doodler; worst villain concept ever.

Some sketches from class and good old Union Station. I swear, at least half of my observational drawings must be from the place.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Food Chain Seed Packets

Working in groups within class, we were assigned to produce something of an ad campaign featuring our illustrative skills.
The group I worked with put together a package for the evergreen foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing nature back to schools and the community.

Carlie designed clay pots with children's faces painted on them (hopefully she will post them), which children would plant and grow seeds in, in order to symbolize their growing understanding of nature.

And so! I designed food chain seed packets to go along and be planted in these pots. The idea was that each food chain would start with seeds, which would be encompassed inside an insect, which would then be encompassed within an animal. They are all viable food chains within Ontario, insofar as my research goes.

The hand stitched envelopes.

The contents of the outer envelopes! The snail, caterpillar and bee are sewed shut and would contain pansy, queen anne's lace, and clover seeds, respectively.

Details on the cardinal chain, my favourite of the three chains.

He fits right in there! What fun.

These were supposed to be printed on plantable paper, but after spending 17 dollars for 5 letter sized sheets, I couldn't get my hands on a printer that the paper would run through. Haha, sigh.