Friday, February 26, 2010

More Rush

Still working on Rush. I've found it very difficult to get a likeness on this asshole. So, I gave in and decided to do a digital painting of him. My hope is that I'll be able to go over it again and again until I get the desired likeness. Something that photoshop allows for in short time.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Marc the wood worker?

I got a chance to do a little woodworking last week. Melissa asked me to help her build (or build it while she watched) a plant stand for her wheatgrass, which she's started growing. It was pretty fun, and I haven't had any building projects in a while, so it felt good to be in the wood lab again.

Here's the growing light under the top shelf.

Also I carved her a cutesy bear pen for valentines day. It turned out alright, but I could tell it's been a long time since I did any whittling. Sorry about the fuzzy picture.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Right-Wing exaggeration!

I just started doing some sketching for our next project, which I have to say, I'm pretty excited for. One of my three words for the next drawing was "Surreal". My initial thoughts went straight to Max Ernst, Salvador Dali and a few other surrealist artists. Now I'm looking at other ways to describe the surreal or better yet, real things, situations, or phenomena that are so absurd that the mind might even perceive them as surreal. Above are a few characters who I'll be exploiting for parts of the project. More to come.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My Punchbowl Runneth Over

Over all, I was pretty happy with how this drawing turned out. Like a lot of people, I was trying to use this project to get back into drawing with charcoal. I've been working almost exclusively with the figure in my work, and to take a step back and do a landscape was a bit of a challenge.

There are a few technical things about the drawing that I don't really like, but I'll have a chance to fix those now. It was mostly some of my mark making decisions that I don't think really portrayed the space and magnitude of the Punchbowl. As far as the conceptual side of my drawing, I think it was somewhat successful. At the very least it gets the viewer intrigued, and might even set up a little narrative.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Freelance sketchy sketch sketch...

Recently I was approached for a little freelance gig. Just a few gag cartoons. Below are the prelim sketches.

The gag that went along with this one is pretty self explanatory. Ironically, this one really hit home since a very similar situation occurred in my studio not more than a week ago. My cat happened to tip over a large cup of water all over my desk and pretty much soaked everything. Life goes on I guess.

I did revisions on all the sketches by now, but I thought I would post these as they are.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Digital sketchy sketch!

Whilst working on our latest project, I decided to do some sketching in photoshop for it. There really was no call for it other than I forgot my sketchbook at home, but happened to bring my wacom. Never-the-less, here are a few quick sketches. I was more or less just getting a feel for some of the images I was hoping to use for the big drawing. Each were 10-20 minutes.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Introduction postage.

Hello art world. I'm Marc Anderson. I'm a studio art major concentrating in drawing. I've been directing most of my energy for the last couple years at editorial illustration and cartooning. I have been using a variety of mediums including pen and ink, watercolors, acrylics, and most recently digital painting. I use a lot of exaggeration and caricature in most of my illustrations.

I've found that using more traditional media such as pen and ink for editorial illustration can be a challenge to really find my own voice within the illustration world. However, it was also a great starting off point. A lot of my recent work can be seen below.