Saturday, October 13, 2007

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Hell (concept 1)



My first concept for the Heaven/Hell project is that Hell is a world without color.
I'm going to paint this to look like one of those old-fashioned paintings. Everything from the bottom half of the "tear" in the drawing will be in full color, and everything above will be left blank except for the skull, which will be rendered in black & white. I'm painting it on wood; the background is going to be an actual wallpaper that I'll stick to the wood. I'm going to paint the bottom half and tear off the top half so it looks like the wallpaper has worn away and the wood wall in the world of the painting is showing up.

The woman is holding a white lily, which represents purity and is apparently a common flower placed on graves. I thought since it was white your eye would be led back and forth from the flower in the bottom half to the white skull in the top half.
I chose to do it in a Victorian style because those old Victorian photographs always look so melancholy and dreary.

I can't wait to start painting this! Now I need to finish my sketch for my second 'Hell' concept...

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Color Harmony?



Acrylic on 8"x10" illustration board.

4 Monsters


4 Monsters, originally uploaded by Jules!!!.

This was a drawing I did for a postcard that I have to send to my teacher. It was a square piece of board, so I wanted people to be able to view it four different ways. I don't really like how the colors came out because I'm not so good with markers, but I scanned the line drawing so it's ok...

Color Sharpies on square illustration board.

The Lion and The Unicorn (B)


The Lion and The Unicorn (B), originally uploaded by Jules!!!.

The girl represents a unicorn/the moon.
Ink pen and watercolor on 8"x10" watercolor paper.

The Lion and The Unicorn (A)


The Lion and The Unicorn (A), originally uploaded by Jules!!!.

The boy represents a lion/the sun.
Ink pen and watercolor on 8"x10" watercolor paper.

Portrait of the Artist Eating Crunch Berries

Mmm...cereal.

Elementary (Watercolor)


Elementary (Watercolor), originally uploaded by Jules!!!.

I got bored so I decided to watercolor one of my drawings. This is a really bad scan...The real thing is much more vibrant and the gradations are subtler.

Young Man Holding A Skull

Replica of a Frans Hals piece. Apparently the painting is a reminder of one's mortality.

Oil on 9" x 12" canvas.

Young Coyote Holding A Skull


Young_Coyote_Holding_A_Skull, originally uploaded by Jules!!!.

Wile E. Coyote in the style of Frans Hals. The original painting is supposed to be a reminder of one's mortality, so I thought Coyote would be the perfect character for this spoof. The blue feather is supposed to be Roadrunner's feather!

Oil on 9" x 12" canvas.

The Mock Turtle's Story


The_Mock_Turtle's_Story, originally uploaded by Jules!!!.

Pen and acrylic on watercolor paper.

Still Life


Still_Life, originally uploaded by Jules!!!.

Acrylic on illustration board.

Slothfather



A scene from "The Godfather" starring a sloth.

Acrylic on illustration board.

Van Gogh


Self_Portrait_Van_Gogh, originally uploaded by Jules!!!.

Replica of Van Gogh's self-portrait.

Oil on 9" x 12" canvas.

Roger Rabbit


Self_Portrait_Roger, originally uploaded by Jules!!!.

Van Gogh-style Roger Rabbit.

Oil on 9" x 12" canvas.

Rust



This painting was done for fun.
It's based on the lyrics from The Arcade Fire's song "Wake Up":
"We're just a million little gods causing rain storms/ Turning every good thing to rust"

Oil and acrylic on masonite.

Rampage in Manila


Rampage_in_Manila, originally uploaded by Jules!!!.

Graphite on illustration board. It's actually quite big.

Kappa




Kappas are Japanese water demons that carry water in their bowl-like heads.
To illustrate my "Otis experience" I've made the liquid in their heads their "creative juices." They're sharing their creativity with each other, reflecting the team work and general good will you see among the illustrators at Otis.

Oil on 9" x 12" masonite.

Halloween Self-Portrait



Self-portrait. We were supposed to look "spooky."

Acrylic on illustration board.

Allie


Allie, originally uploaded by Jules!!!.

My painting of Allie.

Oil on 9" x 12" canvas.

The Mock Turtle's Story


Picture 542, originally uploaded by Jules!!!.

Alice Dreamt of Monstrous Things


Picture 531, originally uploaded by Jules!!!.

Tea Time


Picture 530, originally uploaded by Jules!!!.

Show & Tell


Picture 529, originally uploaded by Jules!!!.

This is my set of three illustrations for our "Show & Tell" art show. My theme was Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Alice's wild imagination.

Agents White & Rose


4_Agents_White_and_Rose, originally uploaded by Jules!!!.

Agents White & Rose are based on Snow White and Rose Red and are villains for my video game concept "RED". I wanted them to look innocent and menacing at the same time.

Agent Blue


3_Agent_Blue, originally uploaded by Jules!!!.

Agent Blue is based on Little Boy Blue and is a villain for my video game concept "RED". I made him blind, so he relies on the sound of his horn as a sort of echo-location.

Agent Gold


2_Agent_Gold, originally uploaded by Jules!!!.

Agent Gold is based on Goldilocks and is a villain for my video game concept "RED".

Agent Red


1_ Agent_Red, originally uploaded by Jules!!!.

The heroine for my video game concept "RED," which is a twist on classic fables. She's based on Little Red Riding Hood.

Alice Dreamt of Monstrous Things


Alice Dreamt of Monstrous Things, originally uploaded by Jules!!!.

One of the pieces I created for our "Show & Tell" art show and my first independent sub for Threadless.