Thursday, May 27, 2010

Charles River

A cover design for the Charles River Watershed Association's Annual. This location is the only place in the world where you can have air traffic over road traffic over train traffic over water traffic.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Galaxy Postcard

This depiction of the Andromeda Galaxy was done for a Professional Freelance assignment for Sky and Telescope magazine. The final illustration is a multimedia piece of this watercolor and another combined to depict the author of the article we were illustrating. The author appears as a constellation and the Andromeda Galaxy is his heart.

Water Postcard

A watercolor painting of the Danvers River at dusk. This is the third promotional postcard mailer painting for my portfolio.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Beneath the Dragon Editorial

This watercolor painting was done for an ILIV assignment in Scott Bakal's class at MassArt. The author of the article was suffering from postpartum depression and felt the presence of a dragon on her shoulders. She suffered from insomnia, so I wanted to communicate that feeling at night when you're eyes play tricks on you and you're not sure if what you see is real or not.

Promotional Postcard

This watercolor painting is going to serve as one of three in a series of promotional mailer postcards for my portfolio. My subject for the three in this series is dramatic lighting situations.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Brandeis Magazine Cover Illustration

This piece was for Brandeis Magazine from Professional Freelance class at MassArt. The feature article we worked on displayed the care for the Earth that students at the Heller School possessed. This watercolor helps to visually describe this concept.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Guns and Roses

This was the final assignment for Watercolor class. It focused on skin tones and lighting. I developed a good idea of the process involved in creating a successful watercolor infused with dramatic lighting, from sketch to finish.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Baby and New Daddy

This is a pen and ink on vellum illustration I did in Wojciech Wolynski's Degree Project Class for a page in my book.

Science in the Vatican

These are two watercolor illustrations I did in Scott Bakal's ILIV class for an assignment for an article in Discover Magazine called "Science in the Vatican." The lynx is a full page spread and the iris is a spot illustration.

Watercolor Landscape

This is a watercolor painting of the Danvers River down the street from my house. A big stepping stone in my path to getting familiar with blending and overlapping.

Experimental Watercolor Pouring Piece

I bit off a bit more than I could chew with this one in the time I had allotted for the assignment, but it is still one of my favorite watercolor paintings to date.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Left: "Tawny's Tattoos", Right: "Wabi Sabi Church"

'Tawny's Tattoos' is a technical drawing I created for an independent study, Technical Drawing II, that I had with John Roman. The 'Wabi Sabi Church' is a pencil drawing I did for Irena Roman's Advanced Drawing course. Inspired by the beauty of old and decrepit things, this half-burned down church is the quintessence of wabi sabi.

Top: "Lion Fish" Bottom: "Rear View"

Both of these are watercolor paintings. The lion fish was painted in Joe McKendry's Media Techniques class during my sophomore year at MassArt. The reflections piece was painted in August of 2009 for Wojciech Wolynski's Degree Project course. A single part of a succession of images of different mediums that show techniques of 2D artists to portray different visual perceptions to their viewers.