Monday, December 28, 2009

More Shells!

Here are some other circular designs I whipped up yesterday. I had a lot of fun coming up with the designs on the shells themselves!



I really enjoy drawing these.

Love,
Mary

Monday, December 14, 2009

Break, and a few new things


OH my GOSH,
I am so happy to be on break!
So far, I:
Worked out at 11:00
at school
Had a great lunch with Ben at Uptown Diner afterwards
Went to work at Wally's
Went back to MCAD to work out again
Had a great sushi dinner with Ben and History of the World Part 1
Plus, I've been drawing:


More to come!

Love,
Mary



Monday, December 7, 2009

Gift Cards

Oh the gift card project.





One for winter, one for wedding

Love,
Mary

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Final Children's Book Illustrations, and a new technique!

I got these done tonight!
Final illustrations for childrens book for a story I made up about a kitty named Midge

I used watercolor, colored pencil and brush pen and layered a LOT.

Enjoy!






I think my favorite is the one of the cats on the fence.

Love,

Mary

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

New Work

So I haven't had time to scan these bigger new pieces.
And photomerge is a gift from GOD.

The first is the walk for animals poster done a while back in acrylic.



The Second is an homage to Beatrix Potter done in watercolor




The watercolor might be one of my new favorite pieces.

Love

Mary


Monday, November 9, 2009

Pet Lovers Piece FINALLY FINISHED

I will admit, I was taking my time with this one. Mostly because we had like two and a half weeks to finish it.
I'm pleased




I like the top version better. Something about the consolidation of space.
Oh well,
More to come, considering I have another illustration due for the same class!

Love,
Mary

Monday, November 2, 2009

Finished


Here is the final product of the color study below.
I love it actually, it turned out pretty well.
The assignment was a collaboration piece between the Grotesque class where we were assigned groups in the class who wrote essays about Kafka's Metamorphosis. My idea was that Gregor as a roach was fatally pinned to few aspects in his life, like in the beginning of the story, time being of great importance to him. I simplified it A LOT.



There you have it

Love,
Mary


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

CoLoR StUDY


Color study for Kafka project


Yayyy.

Love,
Mary


Monday, October 19, 2009

Some new things.




This is my Walk for Animals poster that's due tomorrow.
I still have to do the text and tweak a few things, but overall I am very pleased with the way it came out.
Thanks Ben for helping me with the color :)




So there you have it ;)

Love
Mary


Monday, October 12, 2009

MNOP



It's been a rough week.
ugh





Sunday, October 11, 2009

Ugh, I hate ruts.


So this week has been pretty crappy.
It started out with me getting a bit of a bug, and then getting better, and the ended with my family losing our beloved cat Chloe. We had her for seventeen years. I remember getting her when I was four. She will be so missed and we were really blessed to have her.
Here is some new work for you.
It's not my favorite. I kind of dislike it actually.




It's about the Manson Murders, particularly the Tate, Sebring, Folger ones.

I don't really like it.
Same with my new things.
I have an utterly horrible alphabet that I'm finishing up today. Maybe I'll like it later though.

Oh well

Love,
Mary


Monday, September 28, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Update on the textbook cover


I fixed some obvious flaws on my textbook cover.
Tell me what you think!


I also have the updated pipe piece that I need to get fixed. I painted over a portrait of Einstein and put a pipe in there, haha

Love
Mary


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Two Posts in One Day, but it's totally worth it.


So I have yet another project that I just finished.
I mean, finished isn't really the word for it. I am not content with the whole things but I do like the colors. I feel like the background needs some sort of texture, but I'm not sure.
Feedback? The text needs work too. Nothing like a nice boring oval.


Alright, I'm off to bed, at a lovely 3:03 am.

In other news, I miss my Mummy. :( For she is in Poland for two loooong weeks.

Sigh,

Love

Mary

ps,
I'm realizing that I can't open most of my projects up to a bigger size if I click on them. Is that an issue for you too?
HELP!
I'M A GOOD ARTIST WHO KNOWS THAT SHE'S DOING, I SWEAR!



Monday, September 21, 2009

New things!



I have been lax about posting! BAH!

New children's book piece that I sorta like.
It's done in ballpoint pen, and colored digitally.
To be quite honest I only like the pen drawing without the color. Oh well
The poem is about dreaming about flowers.





I will post the pen drawing once I get the file

Love,
Mary


Thursday, September 17, 2009

A little more progress


Updated color version of the pictures in the last post.





Love,

Mary!


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

So far...



For Topics we're creating high school binders for a certain subject.
I guess mine is a spin-off of science, morel like biology and anatomy.
We'll see.
I have a basic idea that I think will be very elegant.
So far, I have two sketches which will be colored in photoshop
and then I plan on adding flowers into the composition, and various scientific elements, e.i. beakers, insects, chemical symbols, alchemy symbols, etc.

Here are the two base sketches I have so far.



I'll post more with each level of progress. Whee skulls!

Love,
Mary


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Children's Book Illustration - Imagination


This is for Monday,
I really think it turned out well, considering I started on the first one and totally hit the wall and gave up because it was UGLY.
So I started this one brand spanking new earlier this afternoon and it was TOTALLY WORTH IT.



Let me know what you think of my watercolor skills. This is the first illustration I have ever fully used watercolor.

Love,
Mary


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Swingin' London and Christmas Music



So I just got the final worked out on this Tools of the Trade project about Swingin' London,


AND
I'M LISTENING TO CHRISTMAS MUSIC.
It's actually pretty nice.
I don't usually condone listening to Christmas music before the wintertime, but I actually like it very much.

The project above will most likely be fixed a bit before tomorrow.
Now I get do to another children's book illustration involving bright colored vegetables taking a nice hot soak in a stew pot.

Love

Mary


Monday, September 7, 2009

Pipe Lover

Okay, it is finally DONE.
I'll probably tweak it a little, but in the meantime, I am calling it completely done.
Maybe 25-30 hours. Ugh, so tired.


Love,

Mary

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Topics Illustration progress.



Ok, Topics is eating up my life and here is the progress to show for it.
I had a fun time blocking in the big colors for the shadows, but it required a lot of tape, and a lot of paint. The paper is astronomically heavier than it was before.
This is just a crappy photobooth picture,
but now I am working on putting the pictures on the wall, and getting the knick-knacks on the shelves.
I hope to have it done by tonight, and maybe work on it a little bit tomorrow just so I can put the finishing touches on it before it it due on Tuesday.

Love,
Mary



Sunday, August 30, 2009

First Illustration of the New Semester!

An illustration about a childhood memory.



Acrylic
It's done, and I am very pleased with how it turned out.

Done for Children's Book

Love,

Mary

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

School is back in session, meaning I am back to actual post things...

Hey!
Sorry for such a lag!
I literally did nothing but relax and enjoy the summer and play with my cat. I honestly was really lazy and did very little art related things.
Much like this.

video


video

Yep, pretty boring.
Anyhoo,
All my classes so far have been great!
3 illustration studios
and 2 liberal arts.
Fun!

There will be more, I promise!
As soon as I get a project done or something, I will post it here!

Love,

Mary


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

More (and less interesting) Paintings!

My goodness, everything's been a flutter with the school year ending.
I do miss it though. I wish I had summer classes. Plus I need a job.
But in the meantime, here are some of my paintings from Painting 1 this past semester.
But only the ones I deem good enough. Hahaha.






Yeah, those are fun.

Ugh, fine, I'll show you my crappy in class self portrait. The damn sub told me that I needed to be really dark because I was back lit, but I ended up looking like a swamp monster. So don't mind the fact that it's hardly done.



Have a great, weather wonderful week!
Love,

Mary

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Adaptation Class Final

New Hitchcock Poster for "The Birds"



I like it! And for some reason it looks a bit light.
Weird
Remember that old post of mine with the early stages?
Here it is, finally. :D

Love
Mary

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Final Paintings

They are DONE.










SO HAPPY. We crit today so hopefully that goes well.
It was so crazy in the painting studio last night.
I'm glad I started about two weeks ago, because some people were just STARTING.
Suicide.
I will be rewarding myself with some delicious peach mango tea now. :)

Love,

Mary

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Nightmare Book

I'VE DONE IT!
I'VE MADE MY FIRST BOOK.
With the help of the lovelies Anna and Evan, I actually got it done, yay!
It's a visual representation of this nightmare I have had since I was about three years old.
This is officially the first time I have ever actually expressed it visually.
So it's kind of like a psychological breakthrough or something. It feels good actually.
I mean, granted it's not THAT good, it's still pretty neat for me.











More stuff to come

Love,

Mary