Thursday, August 30, 2012

Illustration Friday: "Tall"

An old print, but an appropriate submissions for this week's theme, "Tall." This is a linocut where I cut two puzzle style cuts into the linoleum to fit together the background, and then printed the robot individually on top.

It's going to take a while to finish designing and assembling, but I'm working on a book of robot illustrations that I'll be self publishing. : ) More updates on that soon!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Velociraptor Oil Painting

After the insanity that is doing a solo exhibition, I wanted to do a fun project so I decided to make a present for my boyfriend's birthday. I have been wanting to do something like this for a while, especially since we share a love for Jurassic Park and dinosaurs and all that kind of stuff. This is a 30" x 30" oil painting on canvas. I don't like to use oils much because they smell pretty offensive and can create a terrible stainy mess, but I made an exception for this one. I'll admit, they are drastically easier to mix and layer than acrylics since they don't dry a fraction as fast.

I won't be satisfied til my walls are smothered in creatures and robots!