I had all intentions of completing three or four pieces for my independent study course this fall. Four months later, the one drawing I tackled is FINALLY finished. At the urging of my professor, I decided to get out of my (very tiny) comfort zone and work closer to life-size on this portrait of my friend, Jenn. After the reality of my school schedule sunk in, however, I was only able to squeeze in around ten hours of work per week on the drawing. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you can find a couple progress photos of this project. Here are a few detail shots of the finished portrait.
"Amethyst - VA" and "Scroll - WV" have been chosen to take part in the Athens Voices 2015 national art exhibition. The show will be open to the public on January 17th at The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, OH, where it will be on display through March 15th. The show will then travel to the Arthur Butcher Art Gallery at Concord University in Athens, WV from May to July, and to the Alabama Center for the Arts in Athens, AL from August to October. If you're in the neighborhood of any of these venues, be sure to check out the show.
"Amethyst - VA". Marker and colored pencil on paper. 5" x 5".
"Scroll - WV". Marker and colored pencil on paper. 4" x 4".
I am one semester closer to finally finishing up my degree. Fall was filled with general studies courses for the most part, and a few art classes to finish up the requirements for my two majors. I have a wall of general studies to look forward to next semester, but then the worst of it should be over. Right?
Here are a few photos of some of the silver fabrication/jewelry I worked on over the semester.
A little marker and pencil drawing I finished up this week. Unfortunately, I had a marker explode about 8 hours in, and the original has a small spattering of brown ink on the white paper area outside of the image area (removed in this image).
7" x 7"
For the next few months, I'm doomed to general studies and occasional art-related assignments. I will do my best to take photographs along the way and post as often as I can.