Forbidden planet environment
There comes a time when you get one of those assignments you don't want to do, when you know you probably won't put it in a portfolio or show it to anyone ever again. Such was the case with the Forbidden Planet assignment. Thiel thought it would be a great idea to have us all do posters for his favorite movie. Well, a lesson in patience if nothing else.

Also, for our portfolio class we had to create a letterhead system for ourselves, with business cards, postcards, stationary and envelopes etc etc. I really enjoyed being back in design mode, and had fun coming up with this stuff.
Click on the card to see all of the pieces, it's a bigger image.

Birds and bikes and girls are fine by me.

I feel like i'm at a strange transition point in my work where I don't have many finished pieces, but a lot of good starts. Hopefully soon I'll have some new work up.

autumnal speedpaint

speed painting, pretty much in one sitting. In celebration of fall, girls in sweaters, and chunky thighs.



I think I've found a technique that's pretty fast and has decent results, I like working this way.

The past week was incredibly busy, this Friday we had our second Illest of Ill show. The piece in the previous entry (chelsea) as well as a watercolor I did at the end of the summer (carmine) got in, along with my summer sketchbook. We had crazy hours this week, getting up at 7 or 8 to open the gallery or pick up shirts, and staying up til 4 or 5 am hanging work or moving couches or doing... whatever had to be done. There was a group of about 30 students involved, and it was really cool to see everyone working together for something that everyone could enjoy.
We also flew in Coro from Massive Black to judge and do some demos. He turned out to be a really cool guy, and I think he picked a pretty good show. If you enjoyed the show, get involved next year, I really hope illest is here to stay.

For once, I'm pretty caught up on work. I might go to bed at a decent hour!