Thursday, March 25, 2010

LAST QUARTER AT SCAD......wait what?

Holy shitake. I'm officially through with my first week of my last quarter. I have nine weeks of college left. NINE. NUEVE. Like, count them on my fingers nine. I'm taking an online english class which is a no brainer, and actually kind of fun seeing it's my first online course. I'm sure I'll be singing a different tune once the novelty of it wears off. I'm taking a self-promotion course as well as a Watercolor class (about time for someone who works in watercolor)

I finished Portfolio pretty strong, and actually just had my pieces reprinted yesterday for my portfolio case. I was really surprised how happy I was flipping through it. I have plenty of room for additions, so I really need to get on that.

Heres my portfolio as of now. (Out of order, but you get the picha)

Chateau Marie Antoinette Champagne Label

Character Design for the Astrological Circus

Editorial Image to accompany article about US eating habits and the rest of the world

Hilton Head Poster Competition

Spread from my TIN SOLDIER book dummy

Spread from my TIN SOLDIER book dummy

I've got a lot of technical work coming out of my watercolor class for a week or two, but I'll be posting the class studies and projects as they come along. I'm also going to be trying to pump out some personal work now that i MAY have more time on my hands. Fingers crossed.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Where's the fast forward button?

This is the most together I've ever been for finals, I'm really impressed with myself. My schedule for Portfolio has really made me time manage.... whadoyaknow, maybe I AM responsible?

The end of the quarter is so close I can taste it. I've been working my butt off on my children's book dummy, a modern version of the STEADFAST TIN SOLDIER. I'm super excited about it, it's developing really nicely. I've chosen to bring 3 spreads to full color, and the rest in finalized sketches, since I'm going to try to send it off to publishing houses and try to get signed on with someone. Here's some of my earlier character studies from the beginning of my process... these are 3 characters the soldier comes in contact with through his journey.
I'm done with the fish spread, and I'm 75% done with the other two, I'll be posting them soon, seeing that their due tomorrow and the full dummy is due tuesday. AHHHHHHH

I finished my Advertising piece for my portfolio class, and I created a new champagne label for the company Chateau Marie Antoinette. I may change the text? Thoughts?
I've worked on two projects for friends outside of schoolwork (looking back I'm not sure how I found time?) My friend Brittany from work and her boyfriend Joel are getting marrriiieeeeeddddd and they're having a beach wedding in Charleston. I friggin love weddings, how could I say no to helping her create a lovey-dovey graphic for the beach bag gift? It's simple and fun, just going to be a monoprint on a bag.... and now I just remembered that I forgot to email her yesterday....
I also made a new-age phish inspired poster for my friend Ashley's advertising design project. It's a competition for a tree planting organization, and if her group wins my poster will be up in NYC. Pretty cool. She wanted a psycadelic meets indie meets treehugger poster. This is what that meant to me.

I should probably email Brittany...