Here is my place to display some of the things I have created,
from artwork to writings and even more.
- Queen Bea - This started out as
a random doodle that I decided to make into a Photoshop graphic. I enjoyed
putting in the insectlike details, and I like how the 'honeycomb' background
- Boating - I was originally going
to alter the central figure from a vacation photograph and use it for another
project, but it wasn't quite working out the way I planned, so I did a more
straightforward copy of the photo itself. The scene takes place on the river
Cam (in Cambridge), and is, as you may have guessed, a boating scene.
- Broom - This is an illustration
I did as part of a horror-themed board game; I was assigned to work on 5 cards.
- Trophy - Another illustration done
for the board game.
- Iron - Yet another illustration
done for the board game.
- Vector Self-Portrait
- I'm trying to experiment more with Illustrator. Here's the result of some
experimentation; I used a photo of myself as the basis (hence the presence
of the words 'self' and 'portrait' in the title).
- Mona Lisa - This is basically
an attempt to improve my Illustrator skills; I'm very familiar with Photoshop,
but I haven't done as much work on Illustrator yet. Anyway, if you haven't
guessed, this is Leonardo daVinci's Mona Lisa. It's sort of an interesting
choice for an Illustrator project, since the soft sfumato effects in
Leonardo's paintings are about as far from the crisp graphics of Illustrator
as you can get. It took a decent amount of time to put together, but I'm pretty
happy with the result.
- The Dandy - I drew this as a follow-up
to Yet Another Flapper.
- Yet Another Flapper
- I've drawn another flapper before, but this picture is fairly different
from my Jazz Baby picture in both style and attitude. This character makes
me think of a silent movie comedienne for some reason.
- Flower Child - This
was pretty simple and fun to do, and I like the result. The most difficult
part was getting the hand right; I had to rework it from my original drawing.
- Purple Retro Woman
- This graphic was more improvised than most of the ones I do; I didn't have
the faintest idea what it would turn out like when I started. Of course, that
caused some problems (it was far too big, so I had to resize the image), but
everything turned out for the best. I find it amusing that a decent number
of the characters I draw wear these insanely uncomfortable high heels when
I am loath to wear anything less comfortable than tennis shoes.
- Kitten - I found
a cute kitten picture and decided to use it as a model for a drawing. I like
the soft 'children's book' type quality here.
- Cutout Profile
- This started out as a completely different project. I used a quick digital
photo of myself as a model for a project I was working on, but it became evident
that what I was ending up with wouldn't work for the project. However, I liked
what I had come up with at that point and decided to run with it; here is
the result. I like how the clothing came out. There's a temptation to treat
clothing as an afterthought sometimes, and I think I was able to give the
sweater I'm wearing some texture while keeping things simple.
- Cutout Girl - This
is actually a self-portrait; I took a reference photo and used it for this
picture. For me, the most challenging part was making the hair look decent
while staying true to the simplified style.
- Jazz Baby - Here's a
fun little flapper drawing I worked on last night. I like some of the effects
I was able to achieve, and I think the style I used fits the 'Roaring Twenties'
theme of the picture.
- The Blues - I decided
to try something different from what I usually do. I had fun simplifying the
light and color patterns to get the final result.
- La Gitana - For
those who don't know, 'la gitana' is Spanish for 'the gypsy'. I had fun trying
to capture a Spanish/tropical flavor here.
- Café Noir
- Here, I tried to evoke something of the mood of old French posters while
using a slightly different style.
- Ad Frame - I recently
made this frame as part of an advertisement of my services on custom greeting
cards and similar projects. I tried to incorporate different styles in the
surrounding figures; the figures on the top right and bottom left probably
incorporate my most common styles.
- Black and White
Woman - This ink drawing was an attempt to do something different than
one of my usual styles. I like the negative space; though there are no lines
delineating the face, it is defined because of everything around it. I also
like the repetition of shapes.
- Art Deco Woman
- This is my attempt to make something where shape and color, rather than
line, defined the figure. I think the resulting effect is pretty interesting.
- Trippy Psychadelic
Girl - I thought it might be fun to do something that was influenced
by 'psychadelic' art. It was a fun challenge to get the colors to clash in
just the right way.
- Symbolism Hitting the Student
Over the Head: An Allegory - A silly little parody of large scale 'history
- Self-Portrait - A,
well, self portrait.
- Café Electra
- This was drawn for the program of a production I was in. The play it's depicting
is "Sure Thing". One thing to note is that the character 'Bill'
was changed to the more gender-neutral 'Alex'; the character in the drawing
is also somewhat androgynous.
1998 - 2001
- Luncheon of the Art Party
- A Photoshop collage parodying Renoir's famous painting Luncheon of the
- Crossed Arms - A woman
with her arms crossed, drawn in a minimalist style.
- Blue Girl - A pen and
ink drawing of a girl, in which I used both black and blue ink.
- Woman - Full length drawing
of a woman in a dress.
- Woman holding Flower
- A curly-haired woman holds a flower.
- Cat - A simple drawing of
- Face - A woman's face, cleaned
up and painted in Photoshop.
- Victorian Lady - A lady
in Victorian costume (surprised?).
- Femme Fatale - A character
who looks sort of like a femme fatale.
- Figure Study - I did this
as a preliminary newspaper drawing. Though I didn't think it would work with
the article, I liked how it came out.
- Angel - An angel racing
across the sky.
Girlsite - A few of the graphics I have made for the
Bi-Co News - Some of the various
illustrations that I did to accompany newspaper articles.
Sketches - A few quick sketches I've done.
Flights of Fancy
- A collection of poetry that I did for a project in my senior year. Included
are two poems from a never-completed "Cat Story" that I worked on
in junior high.
Essays - Here are some of the
formal papers that I have written while at college: proof that I do
actually do work. You might find them unintentionally entertaining as well.
Freshman Year ('98-'99)
Sophomore Year ('99-'00)
The French Revolution
Modernity and its Discontents
The Renaissance Comedy of Revenge
Social and Political Theory
Junior Year ('00-'01)
20th Century Art
The British Empire I
Gender, Sex, and Empire
Shocking True Stories of the Nineteenth Century
Topics in African History
Senior Year ('01-'02)
20th Century Russia
18th Century French Painting
in Linear Algebra!: The Great Coding Adventure - This was done as
a math project for my Linear Algera class. The professor said we could use any
format for our write-up, so I took him up on the offer and did a short comic
(Don't worry, I made sure to get the teacher's final OK before turning it in).
Winamp Skin - I learned how to put together a skin for Winamp
(Version 2) and made one for GirlSite. If you don't have Winamp or would like
to take a peek before downloading, click
in Search Winamp Skin - A skin of my sister as Trudy in The
Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe. To take a peek before
downloading, click here.
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