The hardest part of posting is resisting the urge to start of with “Here is….” every time I begin to write. Now that the first sentence is out of the way, here it goes.
This is a portrait series project I completed back in 2006. It was part of my Freshman year Color Concepts class. The project requirements were to create 4 self portraits, beginning with a charcoal manikin study, a painterly portrait using a full palette, a stylized high chroma portrait, and finally a portrait based on the style and palette of an established artist (Henri Matisse).
While going through some old photos recently I stumbled on these gems. This is my cousin Clayton Robinson. I haven’t taken a ton of photos of him, but the few random shots I snap here and there always seem to come out crazy. I felt like I had to share his awesomeness.
Also as a quick demo for a motion graphics class I was taking, I made this little video using a deconstructed photo I took of him.
This week I present my design reel from 2010. It is a motion graphics piece from my senior year at CCAD and containing some of my best student work. This piece accompanied my printed portfolio and served as a great leave behind for interviews.
It is a great mile marker in my life as an artist. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s worth a peek.
Since I was in NYC this past Saturday and wasn’t able to post, I thought I’d give you this.
It is a series of photos I took utilizing a carved pumpkin. I started off with some long exposure shots and progressed into making my youngest brother wear it on his head while my other brother chased him with a large knife in front of our parents house.
I know I shot this while I was taking a photography class as a sophomore at CCAD. But I’m pretty sure the series had nothing to do with any of the assigned projects. Props to my brothers Cody and Collin for being such willing subjects none the less.
By the way, I went to MoMA in NYC this past Saturday. Their collection is jaw dropping, not to mention the German Expressionism exhibition they are currently showing. Wow.
This week I present this. It is a charcoal drawing of my littlest bro Collin, done using a reduction method.
The weekend I spent working on this was really fun. It was the weekend back in March of 2008 when we got slammed with a blizzard. So Collin, Emily and I built an awesome snow fort, laughed at people trying to drive, and played Super Mario Kart for N64 all weekend. Oh, and completed this drawing.
Who loves scratch art? I do.
This is the one and only Salvador Dali. I did this during my senior year of high school. It was the first work of mine that made it in a gallery. Hell yeah high school.
While taking a figure Drawing class during my Sophomore year at CCAD, we were prompted to choose an artist and to create a self portrait in their style. I choose the sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti and this is the outcome. I choose to use acrylics on illustration board and am really happy with how it turned out. Painting in his style forced me to get loose and confident with my brush strokes, which was something that previously I had not been comfortable with. It is unframed at the moment, I should get on that.