11 July 2009

Portraits, Cds and Posters

Hello Everyone,

I know I've been a bad blogger lately. I am sorry. I have no excuse. My days at my computer have been a lot like this: "Hmmm, I should update my blog. I'll see what's on Digg first....(hours go by) Hmmm, now what's on Hulu...(more time goes by) Alright, I'm going to bed now, I'll update tomorrow, for sure."

Well, today FOR SURE I am updating. You know I'm telling the truth because you are reading it right now.

It's not even like a don't have a lot to put up here, I do! Here are some of the things I did last semester but haven't put up yet.

Portrait with different Mediums - Dale Messik.

This is Dale Messick, she is one of the first female comic artists from way back in the 1940's. I decided she would be the best for my 'Comic material' portrait.

Materials from the top left: Digital Inking, Pencils, Digital Half-tones, Traditional Inking with a Micron pen, inking with Screen tones, Black Markers, and the gutter was also Micron pens.

Center For the Arts - See How They Run

See How They Run is one of four plays that Pima will be preforming next year. The others were: Ramona Quimbly, Cinderella, and Midsummer's Night Dream. So the digital arts students had the assignment to design the posters for these up coming plays. I was going to do Ramona, but so was a lot of people. I like a challenge, so I did SHTR, along with about 8 other people..

It's a play from the 1940's. (What's with the 40's) It's set in England or whatever, it's a comedy and hilarious British weird stuff happens I guess. It's hard to describe, which is why it was hard to design a poster for this. I was even thinking about not turning it in...

However, it just so happens that it was the chosen piece for this play and anyone who goes to Pima will be seeing this poster around next year. Pretty rad, huh? Yeah I thought so too.

CD Box Set - The Songs of Riverdance

So this was my last assignment last semester, I had 4 weeks to do it, and I did it in one day. It included 1 Cd Box with a dieline, 3 Cd sleeves, 3 Cds, and 1 booklet. And I had to print and assemble them all.

Speaking of CDs. I just finished my first real Cd art cover for a real band. My Co-worker and friend, Mik asked my to do it, and it took me forever, but here it is, the Artwork for The Infernal Racket. Go have a listen, they are pretty funky, and usually play gigs around Tucson.

On one last note, I would like to welcome my friend Libby to Blogger. she just posted her first blog, a wonderful rant about Twilight.

I hope you enjoyed this installment, see you soon.


Nico said...

Jenny, WOW!!!! Congrats on the theatrical poster! And great CD album art! They sure are lucky to have a cover done by you, I can tell a lot of work was put into it. Well done!!!

Jessica said...

If I ever need cover art you will be the first to know! Excellent job!

Molly said...

Love love love that play poster! Awesome! And that band is lucky to have you to their CD cover, nice work!

J Cola said...

Nico- Thank you! the part that actually took the longest was sketching out all the band members because I was going for more of a caricature look, which is something I am not familiar with.

Jessica - You should make a book of photos of your felt animals, and then I'll do the cover illustration. Your felt animals are so cute!!

Molly - Thanks, I really like that blocky cut-out style, I think Saul Bass is the best at it, his work is so cool.

I can't wait to see how they will design the type for the poster.