This project and the teacher caricature were probably the two most difficult projects for me to do all quarter. i could not figure out how to draw a flying squirrel every time i tried even trace one it came out looking really funky, i don't even like the one i ended up with in this image. i just got to frustrated with trying to make them to keep going. i added the toaster because jb's superpower was to be able to talk to electronics, and the toaster was as far as my electrical drawing abilities are able to cover. overall the image is very childlike which makes it interesting to me. it's very flat but i like it. it's definitely not my most favorite piece ever and i know i can do a lot better than this but there's something i like about it.
This is the final image i turned in for the caricature of joanne. It changed a lot from the original image as i worked with it more. i found that i liked working in illustrator a lot more than i liked photoshop, so in illustrator i trace over her picutre but left that face transparent so her actual features would show through, because by tracing her face was looking pretty bad for a while. i feel like there is still something not quite right about the whole color scheme but i haven't been able to pinpoint it yet i'll still try to figure it out i think. I also wish i had included a cat in this image because they are really important to her and i don't think the image is complete without one.
So this is what my self portrait ended up looking like. I'm still not completely happy with it but i like it a lot better now than i did when i first turned it in. i think the film border helps complete it and make it cohesive but i think the actual image area still needs to be altered and the over all color needs to be changed
So this is the caricature of joanne that i first turned in. It's still really rough and not exactly what i wanted i wish i would have included something about painting because that is a big part of who she is. i do like the cat on the top of the page but i think overall the whole piece needs cleaned up and i need to find a new way to alter the image


This is another charlie brown image i did in illustrator, this one was meant to be like the original charlie brown some of the edges are still kind of rough but i like it for some reason i'm not sure why
this was one of the charlie brown drawings that i did when first using illustrator. i like using implied lines. the image is more interesting to me when the viewer has to fill in part of the image. their eye is basically told what to see but it still leaves something up in the air


this is the image i am going to use for joanne's caricature i'm having a little bit of trouble finding the right filter to use, i want it to look like a very simple drawing. i used the cutout filter with as many layers as i could but it still isn't what i wanted. i guess i'll just have to mess around with it some more and find something that i like.
for my caricature i am using joanne stichweh and this is a thumbnail of the layout i plan on using. she loves flowers, cats, and painting, and she is normally wearing a scarf. i want to create a flowery wallpaper for the background and then have a painting hanging on the wall of a cat painting and then have the image of joanne to the left of that. i'm going to use bright and vibrant colors for the flowers i thought about having joanne holding a paintbrush also, but i think that might be too much and i don't think i have a picture that will work with that but i can try it later


so this is what i turned in for my artist portrait image and i'm not very happy with it. i am going to keep working on it and hopefully come up with something else that i actually like and that's a better representation of myself. i still want to create an image and frame it with the edges of a negative. right now i feel like i just have a bunch of images on the page and they don't make sense.


layout for the artist portrait project

for the artist portrait project i plan on having the final product in black and white, just because i mainly work in the darkroom and it would fit well as a description of myself as an artist, it would also be interesting to have the final image resemble a color negative, but it wouldn't really be a reflection of myself then...? i plan on scanning in negatives of images and using a single negative for the format of the final piece (i.e. the sprocket holes as the border of the image), that's what the image to the right is supposed to be illustrating, but i understand if you can't quite tell what it is, the images i scan in will mostly consist of images of nature, since that's usually my subject matter and what has always interested me most
so... this is the logo i decided to go with. i like the organic form of this logo, and it isn't cluttered. it coincides with my artistic style; it's simple and it's not too busy...i hate busy