Northern Illinois University

All of the artwork on this page has been created with the sole intent of completing an assignment.

Drawing Foundations
22-hr charcoal drawing.
“This piece is a still life, drawn from vision.  It is by-far my most successful drawing both inside and outside the classroom.”

3D Foundations
Game Over – Foam Sculpture
“This piece was exciting.  I titled it “Game Over” to resonate with all of the ‘gamers’ who struggle at some point or another with their favorite games.”


Drawing Foundations
In-Class Assignment
“I’ve struggled with drawing humans and faces for as long as I can remember.  Now that I’m in college, it’s all that I’ve been drawing.  This is a self portrait, and while yes, there are some imperfections, this piece shows a lot of progress.”

Drawing Foundations
8-hr charcoal drawing.
“I’m very content with this piece.  We were asked to create our own still-life and work reductively.  I’ve had an offer to buy this piece in particular, but I declined in order to keep it for my portfolio.”


2D Foundations
Animation Project
“Animation is the type of art that interests me the most.  The ability to make people/things move, to make emotions change, and to tell a story holds so much power in the industry.  This piece is titled ‘Morning Routine’ – this poor girl accidentally leaves her coffee & breakfast at home.  The cat facepalms.”


Drawing Foundations
Line-Weight Variation Self Portrait
“I loved this project – though it was definitely a challenge.  As I stated earlier – I am not too confident drawing humans – so this final piece was a winner in my book, despite the disproportionate eyes, nose, and lips.”

2D Foundations
Digital Painting – Background art is credit to David Ardinaryas Lojaya

“This self-portrait was an emotional rollercoaster, to say the least.  David Lojaya is the artist behind my favorite album of all time – The Human Condition by Jon Bellion.  All of the music has helped me through many personal trials in the Fall 2018 semester, and I am grateful to have been given the liberty of drawing whatever I wanted for this final project.  I painted myself and put my figure on top of the background that David had created.  The original album cover art can be seen here.