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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Final Run on Things.

Alright. So I've been lazy to post up these last pictures of last semester's art assignments. I've been really busy these past couple weeks getting myself an internship! woot woot! My brother told me about an internship opening at his work about a month ago, and at first I was very reluctant to even apply because his company is not exactly catering to my art style, but that was very selfish and unrelenting of me to think. In the end I submitted my resume and the best portfolio I could put together amidst all the business that is the last weeks of Rinling junior year (you know, running around like a chicken without a head trying to get all the assignments done on time and also doing artsy fartsy venues that have nothing to do with my class curriculum, oh and also getting in some quality goodbye for summer friends and boyfriend chill time).

I ended up scoring myself an interview that coincidentally coincidedwith my father and I's week vacation in NYC to spend some quality time with my brother and VOILA! POP BAM ZAP! bought me an awesomely fashionable appropriate interview outfit for very cheap at one of the many tiny boutiques in Soho, New York, got my game face on, met with 2 awesome people that I will be working with in the future during my internship, and I let my dad meet my interviewer afterwards, which to my credit, was an AWESOME idea! hehe. anyways. I'll be leaving for the Big Apple on May 29, and I'll be starting my first day on the job (which of course is full time hourly pay of $12 an hour, YES!) on Tuesday May 31st. Super excited.

But enough of my rambling. On to the artwork!

here are some pictures i took of my sculpture I did for Adv. Media w/ Brandes. I just sculpted the little princess character from my "The End" dummies from Children's Book Literature class. She tripping on some rocks, with a pitcher full of lemonade (because I'm sure you couldn't tell). My favorite part of this was definitely the color of the original sculpey i got (terra cotta) and of course the fence! XD cutest little white picket fence I darn good saws. :3 If I do say so myself, and I do say so.

and here are some finished & unfinished landscapes I painted throughout the year at Myakka state park and the Marina.

Well, that'll be it for now, kiddies. Much more still to come. . . lol. still trying to catch up from last semester uploads. This is what I get for not keeping up w/ my posts. OOH. and stay tuned for a sneak peak of a painting I've started as a belated Mom's day gift for my madre. :3

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Odds & Ends

So it's another end to another school year. I've been terrible at keeping up my posts on all my new artwork, but I'll be trying to take pictures and scans of everything I can think of so please be patient with me! ^^;; it's been a very busy year. and i fear this summer will be even busier, or at least i hope it will be.

so anyways, I'll be participating in this exciting new art exhibit called the sketchbook project. And my theme is heroes & villains. I'm contemplating what i should draw on the cover of it, but i've got some ideas. So i'll be trying to keep up my posts on that project. :D Anyone can join, it's ony $25, but i'm planning on kicking mad butt with this. I discovered the project through an artist that really inspires me, personally, Alina Chau. She's an amazing watercolorist & her sketches & style are just so cute and colorful. check out her site at: http://web.mac.com/alina.chau/Ice-Cream_Monster_Galleria/Welcome.html

so yup. onto the art.
click on the thumbnails to see the full sized picture. :]

one of many landscapes i painted at myakka state park.
oil on canvas.

a piece illustrating a poem by E. E. Cummings:

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in

my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)
this was a 30"x40" piece that was illustrating the a childhood memory. did you ever swing on a swing set during recess and swung so high, jumped off at the very peak of your arc, flew at least 20 ft into the air only to land on your bottom in the middle of the sand pit, even when you know it'll hurt more than you remember but you do it anyway. yup, that's what this is about. :]

these 3 pieces are part of a tryptic that is illustrating the word "CRASH". i wanted to mix a little bit of fantasy/sci-fi in here so i made a hint of a faster, better way of transportation that is way cooler than traveling by automobile, DRAGONS. :] yeah. i don't know. it seemed like a good idea at the time. the first panel done in gouache, the second panel all in watercolor and the third bottom one done in a mixture of watercolor, gouache, and caran d'ache crayons.

and last but not least is my final illustration for pratt's illustration class being a linoleum cut print i did of an indian girl and her spirit friends. this is my first print of it. the highlights were a bit off and i feel like i went a little dark on the shadows on the face, making it look more like a beard than above lighting. oh well. wanna make more prints of these in the future though. i wish i had a real printing press at my disposal. but alas, i am stuck transferring them by hand. . . with a spoon. :'( boohoo.

but anyhoots, much more to come soon, along w/ new sketchbook pages, hopefully and other more awesome paintings & stuff. :D
love, erica.
p.s. blogger takes too long to upload pictures on here. it's so faulty to, i find. -____-;; anyone have a better idea of uploading pictures?