Wednesday, December 2, 2009

what'd ya think?


Any feedback...please feel free. I'm going for a rose colored glasses concept, like they are walking through this industrial factory place but because they are in love, it doesn't matter and where ever they go, pretty things/flowers follow. Do I need more flowers, etc.?

I was thinking maybe changing them to be more colorful instead of monochromatic to show they are seperate from the dingy factory? thoughts?

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Bambi was such a pretty movie.

Senior Portrait

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

space man

space man to the rescue

Monday, November 9, 2009

this is my senior portrait. this was a really fun piece

Monday, November 2, 2009

WIP


any feedback is much appreciated! :D

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

stuck...



Hey guys, not sure where to take this. I'm stuck. I don't know what to do with it right now.

The two figures don't fit in the space. I'm going to be changing her gesture a little to make her seem more like shes falling backwards.

Any tips, advice would be more than helpful!

Thanks!
~Kell

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

here are some color studies for the piece im working on in Ill right now. ive never thrown anything up here so i just wanted to see what kinda feedback id get. thanks guys!

revisited...WIP

The colors are much more vibrant than this web version.

I need feedback!! Things that aren't working, that are, stuff i could change, anything to add???
I will be adding a backpack and some traveling gear to her just fyi.

let me know what you think!!!! thanks! :D

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

first assignment for the year... i think that i'm finally getting the hang of the digital stuff

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

pigsy

this is the other piece i had to do that went with the last piece...

the monkey king


i feel like i could work on the mountains and the clouds a bit more, but im just sick and tired of doing this piece

Saturday, April 11, 2009

color studies...

let me know which ones you like best :D

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

TIGHTEN UP THE GRAPHICS!



so i been having a bit of trouble tightening up when it comes to painting faces. any advice welcome, rip my paintings apart ( keep in mind the 2nd one isn't complete yet)

-arbel

Monday, April 6, 2009

help!

OK so suggestions, tips, advice!!!! VERY WELCOME!!!

its just a submission for "waking the giants-Ringling 100". originally it was going to be for both that and a KIDROBOT art show-hence the kidrobot in the center but then i couldn't pay to get it framed and that's required in order to submit so I'm not submitting...

Anyway, here's what I'm having trouble with: the transition from sky to floor. Eventually the floor will look wood-ish. i was thinking having some kinda of cloudy sky or something but then how does the floor play in? I just don't know where to take it from here and i don't know what to do with the sky.

I've been told maybe a
silhouetted city behind the robot but also maybe that's too complicated and to keep it simple.

Again...suggestions, tips, advice!!!! VERY WELCOME!!!

Thanks!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Geisha Girl


Another piece I am still currently working on, done with the figure but I am very unhappy with the shadow and also plan to add in some kind of out of focus background, if anyone has any ideas or crits feel free to comment!

Sunday, March 15, 2009


This is a color study for a personal project, I am going to change some of the line weight but other than that any help or advice, suggections would be awesome! Thanks guys

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Landscape pastel

Landscape done in chalk pastels. I took a photo of it, so i could make corrections as needed. Any suggestions? Im also wondering what people's thoughts are on the composition. I'm trying new things out.

This is a photo of the piece, not a scan. But I figure you can get the gist of it.
8x10in ( 1h and 30mins)

two three hour paintings





Thursday, March 5, 2009

Study

So I'm trying to learn how to digitally paint... critiques are welcome!!
let me know what you think.

sorry the color's dulled because of the internet :/

photoshop

the laviathan

this was an open assignment for advance computer ill. i think i could work on the rocks a little more though. now that i look at them they look rushed or not very clear.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Ill&Wip

Here's something I'm working on just for fun, no where near finish yet.and..
This is my most recent finished illustration. Yes, the pink outline is kind of iffy. The person is a man, in a long mourning jacket. I figured the top hat and the time period would make it so that the long hair isn't too confusing gender-wise.

:edit:
very helpful crits so far, thanks :)

Friday, February 27, 2009

progress...



I'm trying to paint Jesus and I'm using Desmond from Lost as reference and I can't seem to make it less "Desmondy" lol any tips on how to make it look more like Jesus?

This is my sifi piece at the tight sketch phase. It's on the movie, Gattaca. Really good movie, starring Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman. For those of you who havent seen it, it is set in the future where humans are classified as Valid or Invalid dependent on their medical analysis when they are born. When a baby is born it is analysed and the doctors are able to determine the exact date and time it will die along with all other medical issues the human may have throughout it's life. Dependent on whether you are an Invalid or Valid determines what kind of job and in turn, life, you will have. i.e astronauts are usually in perfect predictablitly they will have a healthy life in contrast to someone who is predicted to have heart problems will live his life as a janitor. This movie is about how an Invalid tries to become a Valid. Very kool movie, check it out.

All that being said, crits are much appreciated!!!
:)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

two figs

this was from last week, 3 hour painting.

this was another 3 hour painting, done at fews last wednesday.

I know these arent illustrations but they can still be critiqued

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Fish bait advertisement

The colors are a little off because if the scanner I used but let me know what you think.

hollah

hey, if you guys know any other junior illustrators that would like to contribute and be a part of this blog just send me their emails so i can add them. It would be fun if we could get everyone together in here and see the work people are producing in other classes. so let me know aight?

the assignment was to sell something without showing it. idk if i met the requirements of the assignment, but i enjoyed this piece.

Monday, February 23, 2009

progress


Here's it is so far :] I think their shirts are gonna stay white with some gray values.

my sci-fi picture.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

open assignment suggestions



















I'm doing cool looking old dudes and a funky old school boom box for the open assignment from Pratt's class. I'm going bright and candy colored for this one but keeping in mind colors that work alright. Any suggestions for the colors I should use for the boom box and the shirts? [I'm gonna go with hints of lime green in the boom box to compliment the magenta]

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

SUMO

Illustration about sumo wrestlers getting caught with marijuana in their systems disgracing their sport and country.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Three illustrations

This first one is about the terminator gene that was developed to prevent plants from producing seeds. I thought of female plants cutting and tying each others fallopian tubes.

This article talked about how Rwanda is building its country's economy by weaving baskets and selling them to Macy's.
This last one is about Josef Mengele, a Nazi scientist who was on a mission to make the perfect race out of twins. He fled to a small town in Brazil where he continued his experiments on twins and now, one in every 5 pregnancies in that town, are twins.
Heres a three hour figure painting from thursday's class.
Comments and critiques please