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Illustration Workshop Battle

On 18, Apr 2014 | No Comments | In Drawing and Sketching, MFA Journey | By designluv

Battle

Battle

More work from the illustration workshop at Tutormill. Quite a few “aha” moments in this round, with very helpful direction from Monica and Henrik.

Day 350 Utopia Rose Dream

On 28, Mar 2014 | No Comments | In Drawing and Sketching, Illustration, MFA Journey | By designluv

Utopia Rose Dream

Utopia Rose Dream

About a week into the workshop with Aichele and Drescher and about 70 sketches later, this is my favorite so far. I’m meh about the line work.

They have been generous with their time and comments and I’m sure I wouldn’t have done anything this interesting without their encouragement.

 

Day 365 Blast Off

On 16, Mar 2014 | No Comments | In Drawing and Sketching, MFA Journey | By designluv

From the Sketchbook -- I Won't Eat You Dear

From the Sketchbook — I Won’t Eat You Dear

Two years ago I was accepted into the MFA in Illustration and Graphic Design programs at MICA. Even though I received generous scholarship support, I couldn’t make it work financially and would have ended up at age 59 over 100K in debt. I regret not being able to take those years to truly focus on design and illustration, but it turned out for the best. Still, nearly every day I’ve wondered, what if I could create and omplete my own MFA program?

And now something has happened. Something that made me think I have to try it. And that’s my intent — to immerse myself in the study and practice of illustration for the next 365 days.

I was waiting to create the perfect “plan”. But instead this will be a journey of errors and successes.

Day 365. Signed up for a workshop ¬†”The Power of the Idea” ¬†with Monika Aichele and Henrik Drescher via TutorMill. This looks amazing — where else could you get personal pointers and feedback like this from the best illustrators in the world?

One day at a time.

 

 

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Jan
2014

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In Drawing and Sketching

By designluv

Life Drawing Nude 1

On 05, Jan 2014 | No Comments | In Drawing and Sketching | By designluv

Nude

Life Drawing Winter 2013

Updating my life drawing skills. Kevin Georges is a wealth of information. He has another Life Drawing class in March. It’s one of the only things I could find in Santa Fe that is not during the day.

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Aug
2013

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In Experimental
One Day at a Time

By designluv

Monotype

On 25, Aug 2013 | No Comments | In Experimental, One Day at a Time | By designluv

Relief Monotype Detail

Experimenting with monotype and relief printing. The process is not all that much fun, especially in a studio that topped 95 degrees, but I did start thinking more about shapes and layers. The texture is like letterpress which is also appealing.

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Aug
2013

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In Love It
One Day at a Time

By designluv

Beautiful Buddha

On 25, Aug 2013 | No Comments | In Love It, One Day at a Time | By designluv

Off Limits Buddha

I had to sneak this photo because no photos allowed at this store in Santa Fe. This is just a small portion of a much bigger piece.