Portraits/Figures

 

 

 

 

Bear

Bear

11 x 14" acyrlic painting of an adorable Frenchie named Bear. I wanted to put him in a setting rather than the traditional plain background, to truly capture his personality.

Nova

Nova

Portrait I did of a beautiful pure bred Siberian husky named Nova. I tried to capture her excited personality and curious nature.

Reimagining of "The Dance"

Reimagining of "The Dance"

This is a more colorful reimagining of "The Dream" by one of my favorite artists Alphonse Mucha. I also added some personal details. I grew up in Santa Barbara, CA. The hills and ocean remind me of the area. I also travelled to see monarch butterflies every year on my birthday when I lived there. I incorporated those into the piece as well. Material: Acrylic on canvas

Portrait from Above

Portrait from Above

This is a self portrait I completed in an advanced painting class in college. The mirror was sitting above my chair. Material: Oil on canvas

Bull Rider

Bull Rider

This close up of a bull riders glove gripping the rope was inspired by a student doc I made called Boys Will Be Cowboys. So much tension goes into that one hand to save them from slipping off. Material: Oil on hardboard painting panel

Album Cover: Deja Entendu

Album Cover: Deja Entendu

I have to stress, this image is not my own. It is an album cover for the band Brand New. A friend commissioned me to replicate it because it is one of his favorite covers, and I loved the image. The detail of the birds coming out of the black is astounding. Material: Acrylic on canvas

Portrait of a Wary Moose

Portrait of a Wary Moose

I found this image in a nature magazine and it struck me. Materials: Graphite on smooth card stock

Bothered by Birds

Bothered by Birds

This assignment was called bothered by birds. Many people drew birds flying around the person, but I wanted to portray someone who truly can't shake them. Material: Sketch wash on Strathmore charcoal paper

Sensory Overload

Sensory Overload

The idea behind this project was to portray one of the senses through a drawing. I wanted viewers to really feel something, so I portrayed an action I find particularly uncomfortable. I still cringe thinking about anything touching my eye. Material: Soft graphite, charcoal, and water color (for the eye) on sketchbook paper

Girl and Guitar: Hockney Style

Girl and Guitar: Hockney Style

This drawing was inspired by the style of David Hockney. It is an image of my roommate at the time playing guitar in her room. Material: Thin sharpie on sketchbook paper

Reclining Jolie

Reclining Jolie

Completed in high school in a figure drawing class. Material: Graphite on charcoal paper

Girl In Chair

Girl In Chair

Warm up for a figure drawing class. Material: Sketch wash on sketchbook paper

Girl In Chair Collage

Girl In Chair Collage

Material: Sketch wash, magazine pages and paste, pastel, and coffee on charcoal paper

Regal Male Portrait

Regal Male Portrait

Warm up for a figure drawing class. Material: Charcoal on paper

Portrait of Joy

Portrait of Joy

Pastel on black charcoal paper

Portrait of Displeasure

Portrait of Displeasure

Warm up for a figure drawing class. Material: Graphite on sketchbook paper