Monsieur Hulot's Paris Home from Mon Oncle

Monsieur Hulot's Paris Home from Mon Oncle

I had been looking at a bunch of pop illustration from the 50s, images that embraced the new age of modernity and convenience and welcomed the World of Tomorrow. I was feeling inspired by the clean lines, simple shapes, and flat color and I knew I wanted to express that by drawing a house. Of course, I intended to draw a modern house, but when I was combing Google for references, I came across this image from the film, Mon Oncle. 

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Cloud Studies

Cloud Studies

This is a series of studies I did with the intention of improving my ability to draw stylized clouds. I'd previously been relying on a variety of photographic brushes to paint clouds, but it felt like a crutch, and I wanted to see if I could render them with more intention. These studies are done from photos I took, most of which are from around my home in San Francisco.

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Kiki's Delivery Service (Lily in the Window)

Kiki's Delivery Service (Lily in the Window)

This is a piece I did for fun after seeing a sketch by Pascal Campion called the The Right Spot. Something about the room in his sketch made me think of Kiki's attic and I just had to merge the two. I originally had a flower pot in the window, which is there in the film, but decided that the image would tell a better story if I replaced it with Jiji's love interest, who is apparently called Lily in the film's credits. 

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Penny in the Window

Penny in the Window

This is a sketch I did of my step mom's Jack Russell Terrier, Penny. It's from a photo I took over the Christmas holidays. I liked the lighting a lot, so I thought it would be a good challenge to recreate the scene in photoshop. I'm particularly pleased with how the lens flare turned out, which would have been easy to do with the lens flare filter in Photoshop, but created my own.

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Tonko House's Painting with Color and Light: Week 2

Tonko House's Painting with Color and Light: Week 2

Here's some of the work I did for the second work of Tonko House's course over at Schoolism. The assignment was to draw images from life, in grayscale, with overcast/ambient light. I'm fortunate to have a lot of light in my apartment, but that made it hard to find opportunities to draw without strong shadows. I ended up waiting for dusk, but that's a limited time, so I had to work faster than I typically do.

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