Sunday, November 26, 2006

studio space/sculpture

Heres a few pictures of my studio space at the school for the moment, I've been here for the past two days working on stuff so its pretty messy.

i've been making 2 sculptures for my text in the environment class which are going to hang in a local book store called Casco Bay Books, one if pretty much done, here are some pictures of it before its going to get hung up. There going to hang from above so you will only see it from the bottom. Its made out of foam core and tracing paper, with 2 wooden dowls.
this is what i'm drinking.

Monday, November 13, 2006

sky book

This is a book that I made last year in my graphic design class, the project was to take a word, "mine was sky" and create a book of images for it, it was a fun project. I'm happy with how it came out, I love working with my hands, collage, distorting images and printing on different types of paper or materials. So this isn't new but a lot of people haven't seen t so i figured I'd put it on here. Most of the pages go together with another but the scanner wasent big eough to scan both at once.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Geary's summer ale 2

These are the finalized geary's Summer Ale templates before I printed them out and made full size mockups, I'll post the real mock ups later, I wasent able to take pictures of them before turning them in for judgeing, cus I was up till 3am finishing them the night before. I'm very happy with the way they turned out, especially the top one. This was the first time I have ever made something fit a template and actually print it out and make it into a real box and bottle label, so it was a good experience and I think I learned alot from this project. Alot about how things look and balance eachother out with the text and image, and color choices. The smaller rectangle images are the labels for the bottle. Click on the image and you will be able to see them more clear.

self portrait 2

This is a continuation of my self portrait, I traced it in illustrator and colored it in and was playing around with the image alittle more. I'm still working on it, i'm not happy with the color at all, its to flat, i want to add more shading to it with colors more blended together, i just wanted to post what I have so far because I dont have much time to work on it with school and work. But its a good little project to get my mind of of school things.


This is a poster which my studio class designed for an incoming artist at the school, the artist is a furniture maker and has alot of doors and sliders in her work, so we incorporated an opening door for the poster so it could be read from the outside and opened up with more text. The outside is screen printed on wood, which made for an interesting look, and is something that I've never printed on before. The inside is spray painted Japanese text for her name, date and place of the event. The inside also has octopus lets and tentacles spray varnished on it through a stencil that we made. I'm pretty happy with the way it came out, I definitely see flaws in it now that its done, but hey, what are you gonna do. It was a fun assignment, just a challenge to take 10 different people's ideas and make it into one without leaving anyone out.

This project also showed me the screen printing dept. at my school, which i wasn't to familiar with since i transferred here and haven't been able to take a printmaking or screen printing class. So I think I'm definitely going to be working more in there making some posters of some sort hopefully very soon!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Geary's summer ale

These are two designs I've done for the Geary's summer ale design contest, there still being worked on and there will be more to come, sorry for the blurry pictures.