Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Johad's Expressions











two blogs in as many days. crazy huh?




these are little watercolor illos of my young associate Johad, done for Don Kilpatrick's sequential storytelling class

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Randa: Oil Sketches




here are some oil sketches of our most colorful model, Randa

Friday, November 21, 2008

The Twins




Hey Team




I'm not gonna lie . . . I'm pretty proud of this one




the model is my best G from the hometown, Gordie Zalewski. When I talked to Gordie on the phone and told him I thought the project was turning out well he said (direct quote) "well I guess I'm your muse."




It takes three instances to establish a pattern, so I'll have to use Gordie for a couple more projects that also turn out well before he gets to label himself my muse




I hope everybody likes The Twins

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Kikko


Here's a portrait I did of Francis "Kikko" Paradela for Eric's class.
peace cranes.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ron and Sophia go Upstairs






Here are some of the panels from my little story for Sequential Storytelling with Don Kilpatrick
hope ya like 'em

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Henry VIII



Hey team
for Tech II the boss has us illustrating quotes. My quote was


"The one who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out"

I worked using the concept of this quote as taken from an article about divorce. Accordingly, I did an illustration of Henry VIII with the head of Anne Boleyne

whaddayathink? Do you think an art director would run this image?

Monday, October 6, 2008

Apple People, part 1




These images represent 4 out of the 9 small portraits that I did for Nancy Mitter's fine arts portrait painting class. Nancy likes to put the huge project at the beginning of the semester so that her class doesn't compete with other classes end-of-term work.
These guys are all done on 14 x 20 panels that I built myself in the woodshop (cuz I'm handy like that).
The portraits were supposed to be autobiographical so I chose friends of mine from all over the world (because I like all things international) and everybody is holding an apple because I grew up
on a wee little apple orchard.
The models are (from the top down) Steve Corraliza, representing Puerto Rico, Raunaq Babbar, representing India, Ludwin Cruz, representing Honduras, and Shinichi Muto, representing Japan.
The crit for this project went really well for me. Nancy said that she thought I played to my strengths by choosing to do contrasty chiaroscuro renderings and she liked the narrative interest generated by the apples.
There's still a couple more apple people that aren't finished yet. You'll see more when I've got it

Monday, September 22, 2008

Richard, Oil Sketches




here are some real quick little oil sketches of Richard.
like how I posted the same one twice? I don't really have the energy to go back and fix it, so enjoy.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The 1st Rons of a New Year






Hey Gang!


first week back at CCS and, go figure, they have us drawing Ron.
first day went well though. Ron himself complimented me on my soft touch.


I think the department needs to change its name. We're not really getting degrees in illustration, we're getting degrees in Ronistration. They can write it in the brochures, by the end of four years at CCS all illustration grads will be able to draw Ron, and all his many facial expressions from memory.


Friday, August 1, 2008

Hostel Youth




While in San Diego, California, I stayed at the superawesome Ocean Beach International youth hostel, and I partied with some supercool travelers from a lot of different places.  Here are some sketches I did of some of the nice folks I met there

Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Vespa Project


The department of Fine Arts was able to arrange a community outreach dealio with the Vespa dealership in Troy, and they donated a brand new shiny red Vespa to us for one month to use as a prop for a series of paintings. I was one of the students involved in that, and my paintint turned out pretty good. I have the images of the completed piece that I will post later, for now, here is an image of the skeleton:

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I'm Blogging Now

This is my art blog that I am going to link directly to aekieren.com.
stay tuned for all the excitement.