Monday, May 9, 2016

Healthy Food - YUM!

Here are a series of posters I made about healthy food. The carrot one was the first poster I made and I did it as my final assignment for advanced graphic design. I was so happy with it that I made two more. I'm a huge fan of carrots, ginger and (even) kale so it's great to see them in a way that looked more cool than what you would think of them usually (like boring gross vegetables- blah!). In my mind I see them as super cool! I'd like to make more, I have a long list of healthy food I like!

Friday, April 1, 2016

cat in the garden

WIP, cat in the garden
materials | acrylic, color pencils, vellum, cat

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

tiny painting of Ace

Tiny (very tiny!) painting of my cat Ace taking a nap.
My school supplies and loose papers become her bed.

gouache on vellum

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A small moment

Here is a picture of me, that my Dad took while I was working in my studio (bedroom). He was so proud of it boasting about how dramatic the light is, how the cats are perfect the way they are concentrating on what I'm doing and how candid it is with catching me in the moment.
Thanks dad for being excited over the small things. I think it is quite lovely c:

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Class work

I have a project to work on that involves shallow space so I'm putting this up as a reference photo for when I'm painting in class.
These are all my seeds I've collected over the years, and some other random things c:
"You smile, brings happiness to everyone you meet" -silly fortune

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Angela and Scott

Recently this past October I had the opportunity of being the photographer for my cousin's wedding.

In all my cousins Angela is the most opposite of me, she's always been the one to brighten every Christmas party at grandma's with her loud colorful personality. When I was littler I would always ask when her family would show up, both because I played with her little sister and it was a bit boring without her.
Like every year, grandma wraps a present for everyone and puts a little shiny bow on each. Towards the end of the night all the bows were gathered in a pile on the shaggy orange carpet and Angela, a mature adult, was rolling around in them sticking them all over herself to entertain the rest of us. She wouldn't even have to roll around silly faced in a pile of bows to grab our attention, just her laugh made everyone smile. I'm honored to have been trusted with capturing such a special day in her life.

Honestly this was way out of my experience. And because of that I overcompensated immensely. I wanted every picture captured to be perfect, and I had taken over 900 photos! I narrowed the best down to less than 100. And after a good week of looking them over and making edits I was finally satisfied that I was able to capture at least a handful of special moments they could keep forever.

Now many months later, I can gladly say I did a good job for my first time. I'm actually a bit shocked that I so easily accepted the job, not knowing what I was getting in to but I am glad I did. I learned an enormous amount that will help me in my career and I had the most fun ever at a wedding.

Thank you Angela and Scott for this opportunity, and I wish you all the best in the future!