Whoa! November just flew by, didn’t it!? I haven’t posted in forever, and for that I apologize; it has been such a busy month. Finally, I have a new painting ready to show.
This illustration was done as a special project in our illustration department at school. Every year, the school administration asks the illustrators to design a cover for the summer term course booklet. This will be my submission. They want a cover with bright colors and really generic content relating to school and summer. So, I have some kids on the grass reading. I decided to depict a tablet in this illustration to advertise the school’s interest in current technology. The top half of the illustration is left pretty blank because that is where the masthead will go.
The winner of this contest will receive a purchase prize, and their illustration will be published by the school. Four runners-up will also have their work featured on the back of the course booklet and will receive smaller prizes.
Other than this painting, I have been working on a whole bunch of on-going projects this semester. After the week-long-black-out put us all behind schedule, I have been working to catch up in my three studios and two academic independent studies. Right now I have all of my final projects underway and can see the light at the end of the tunnel. In just over three-weeks this semester will be finished! Then I have to start coming up with some ideas for my senior project, which will require some intense self reflection.
On top of my intense school work, I received a large commission at the beginning of this month with a very quick deadline. I’ve also been doing more album art for my brother at the same time. Ah! After this week things should quiet down and I will be able to post to my blog and website more frequently again.