Friday, March 26, 2010

Recent works

Recently, I have been working on a Beauty and the Beast paper cut series. Here is the first of them. My goal is to basically create illustrations with a Beauty character and a Beast character interacting, but create them in non-traditional appearances. Below is a really bad photo of "The Mermaid and the Narwhal" that was shown at the "Fairy Tale Art Exhibit" at CSULB this last month.

Of course, my mind needed a break from the series, so I designed this Rococo character in a few hours and colored her for fun. As much as Rococo is about the gowns, I really was more interested in the hair.

Of course, that just was not enough. I have really been wanting to illustrate a merchild. I am apart of this Children's Illustrators club on dA which does a monthly challenge each month. This month's was "Seahorse" so of course I had to dive into that game before March ends.

So now that all of my side illustration wants are out of the way, I am going to focus my work on my children's book project and the Beauty and the Beast series piece number 2 (I'll give you a hint... it involves very big feet).

Friday, March 12, 2010

dreaming in line

Above is the latest illustration I've created, inspired by my Romanian heritage of folklore and fairy tales, titled "Submission". Click on the image for a closer look.

A sketchdump piece above of a selected few sketches and doodles that drew over the last 6 months. Click on this image for a closer view.

I appologize for my lack of posts. I have been working on my senior projects, one of which I just recently received approval to show to the public. Right now I am going through and organizing the works and picking out my favorite.

Nothing much else to say at this point but I must go and draw some more. Every moment is precious.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

"Fairy Tale" Exhibit Opening!

Come one, come all! Dive into a world of fantasy and adventure and peer into worlds beyond your imagination. See original and inspired works from the latest up and coming CSULB artists.

The "FAIRY TALE" art exhibit will be showing in the Merlino Gallery at California State University Long Beach (including myself, Jacquline Monroe and others.)

above illustration by Jacquline Monroe

Gallery opening reception is on Sunday, March 14th, from 5pm - 7pm.

Monday noon - 5pm
Tuesday noon - 5pm
Wednesday noon - 7pm
Thursday noon -5pm

Can't wait to see you all there!