This was the first assignment we were given our freshman year. We had to draw our name "artistically" and creatively. I used watercolor and micron ink pens. Then on the sides is sharpie with running alcohol dripped on top.
For this piece I was able to come up with my own prompt but the requirements were it had to have a window and open to another image but they had to combine together to make one picture. To save myself some time I started with a previous unfinished assignment that was just a watercolor background. So what I did over it was a zentangle design made with one fine tip marker permanent marker.
Birds of a Feather
The topic I chose to do for this piece was called Unusual Still Objects. So I chose something that isn't necessarily supposed to be still. Feathers that used to belong to a beautiful and magnificent bird. Animals in general are constantly moving, so taking something that belongs to a moving species and making it a still life seems intriguing to me. The entire piece is made with colored pencil.
For this assignment we did a collab with the creative writing students. They gave us their own personal portfolio of writing pieces and we chose with them which story we were going to base an image off of. I chose the story of the little girl whose father died while fighting overseas. Before he left he gave the little girl a heartshaped locket. The medium for this piece is Relief Printing Ink. We carved what is called a Relief Print out of linoleum to create a picture and then behind the ink is water color paint. In the picture you see the locket. Then behind the locket is a folded up flag to represent her father's passing. There's also camouflage surrounding the flag to indicate that he was in fact a soldier.
Realm of The Sky
For this piece we were instructed to make origami before we did anything. Once we were done making all of our origami we had to paint a sheet of paper with Tempera Paint. We didn't know what we were going to do next so everyone took emmense detail into their work. But after we did that we covered that paint in oil pastel and had to cover the entire picture. The requirement for this project was to show as much value as possible using ebony pencil, white charcoal, Indian ink, and the end of the ebony pencil to scratch away at the oil pastel. We had to show the origami interacting with each other or in some sort of environment but we weren't allowed to add anything that wasn't a part of the origami. So the story here is we have all things that belong in the sky. Two birds perched up on a tree branch. Butterflies gracefully fluttering between the trees. A child's paper airplane making its way past all of the others, and the sun shining over them all and giving them warmth.
Penned Marvin Martian
This piece is just another sketchbook assignment but there's no meaning behind it. The prompt I followed was draw a cartoon character. The requirements were to show value using pen and ink. So that's what I did, I drew Marvin Martian on a planet with some stars and the sun behind him and then colored him in with colored pencil.