Northern Illinois University
All of the artwork on this page has been created with the sole intent of completing an assignment.
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.”
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.”
“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.”
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.”
“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.”
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.”
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.“