Monday, September 8, 2008

Previous examples

FALL 2007
Circa fall 2007 I picked up climbing as new diversion from schoolwork, so it wasn’t long before mountaineering found its way into my thoughts and consequently my artwork. I’m posting two paintings done for one of my classes last year. They’re both relatively famous individuals and though they have names and titles, the weather that years of adventuring caused bears a much closer resemblance to who they really are. I found that opposed to the beauty of glamour magazines and lip-gloss, these individuals display a far more beautiful idea. They did not just exist, they lived.

FA07 Painting 1: Sir Richard Branson
oil on canvas

FA07 Painting 1: Reinhold Messner
oil on canvas

FA08 : Sir Edmund Hillary
oil on canvas

Summer '08

These are recruiting posters made for the UW-Stout Women's Rugby team. They were inspired by poster art from the 1940's and 50's which was a time period when (due to the war and lack of young men to fill jobs) women were encouraged to over look the stereotype and do things usually reserved for men, like finding jobs and bringing home the bacon. Likewise these posters were designed to inspire women to break stereotype and join a more aggressive club sport which is mostly dominated by men. They were both done on Adobe Photoshop CS3.


Nou Chee said...

The first two paintings are beautifully done. I can tell that there's a lot of detailing done, especially with the facial. The form and structure overall looks great. what's more important is perhaps maintaining the expression of the two individuals as you painted them. The posters for the Women's Rugby team are done quite successful. I like your concept of using the 40's and 50's for inspiration; better yet, how you successful execute them is even better.

Sai said...

I really like the stylize self-portrait format that you paint here. At first I thought it was done in charcoal on white paper. Great usage of monochromatic color on the canvas. I am amaze of the texture and details that you push in to create a realistic portrait of a human face. I like the mysterious looks, especially on the eye. Overall, the two paintings very well worked in.

-I also like self-portrait myself. I like to study the human face and doodle around. I do a lot of self-portraits myself. I don't do for money but if I get better I will start to charge people if they want me to draw them. It is not a career but it is a passionate hobby of mine.

The next two graphic pieces that you display here portrays strong content and they speak to the viewers. I like the graphic illustration that you executed, very vintage feel. Your illustration here becomes easy, clean, simply and has great format layout. I like your playful, serious and integrity content that you portray in your work, very good works.


Nicole said...

The paintings are really neat, I like that there are stories behind the people you painted, it makes me more interested in them and wondering what exactly their story is. I also admire those because of the challenging textures you created in them, with the fur coat, the skin textures, and the facial hair... tough things to draw or paint and you did a nice job with them.

The posters are pretty fun and I like the theme you took with them. Good concept and end result.

Tim said...

pretty good i guess...

MeganHarder said...

I notice the dark, bold outline of the rib when its closest to us.
I notice the bold line on the bottom of the spinal bone
I notice the two planes established by a perpendicular angle where the rib attaches to the spinal bone
I notice the “tail” of the spinal bone is at a sixty-degree angle
I notice the smooth texture of the bone established by the curvy lines and gentle shade changes
I notice the concave curve of the bottom edge of hole in the spinal bone