Friday, December 02, 2011

Finished Pointallism Mask

This was the example I made for my students in class. You can see the unfinished version in the previous post.

Monday, November 21, 2011


In Art III: Graphic Design we are studying art history ideas and styles, and the history and purposes of masks. Here are the two I'm making as examples in class.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Homework Drawing 3

The theme for Art III: Graphic Design last week was Mask.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Homework Drawing 2

Two weeks ago the theme in Art I was Humanity, and the Theme in Art II was Life. This is my combination of the two ideas.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Homework Drawings

I try to do the homework assignments with my students.
The Art I theme last week was color.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Trompe L'Oeile Drawing

I did this with my students in art club this week.
My colleague has my good camera, so you'll have to settle for a bad quality picture.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Realistic Still-Life

My goal is to do more work this year with my students. Here is what we did with the art club this week. I tried to teach them about shading to make objects pop out.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Abstract Comic Panels

I like comics and I like doodling. This way I get to practice one while playing with the other. 

This drawing is done in black india ink, and graphite gray oil-based ink. I used two sizes of pens and one big, chunky brush just to see if I could do the whole thing with that big of a brush. It probably could have been better with a better brush. 

After reading how-to blogs I scanned this drawing and stitched it together in photoshop. Not bad for my first time. I know reducing the size helps too, but I think I fixed all the seam issues I had. If anyone out there knows any tips and tricks that help in that process please add some comments below.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Old Artwork

I have been cleaning and found this artwork I made in 2007. I like it enough to frame it. Maybe someday...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Zazzle Made it Right

I didn't like the orange because it was a strange color orange. Here is the gold. I like it better.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

O Original

Here's the original drawing I promised by a five year old!

If you know anything about art education this drawing is quite advanced for a five year old. Some things to note the high horizon line, and the fact that the blue sky isn't way on the top of the page, but filling up the whole space. I didn't teach her any of this stuff either. She has done a lot of art and is working through her experience in the world on her own, which makes it all the more remarkable. 

Friday, August 05, 2011

Zazzle~is sending me a new shirt based on the e-mail I sent them...

I'm sending it back. I will rescind the title of this post if they mail me a good shirt...I changed the title because they're sending me a new shirt based on these photos.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

More Designs From This Year

I created these around Valentines Day this year as a fundraiser for our school yearbook. I never posted them here, so I thought I would share them now, while I'm on a t-shirt kick.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

Crabfest 2011: Layout Options on Shirts

Help me decide. Vote until noon on 7/29/11 on which crab shape you like best, and which overall design you like best.

Crabfest 2011: Option 1

Here's Option 1:

Help me decide. Vote until noon on 7/29/11 on which crab shape you like best, and which overall design you like best.

Crabfest 2011: Option 2

Here is option 2:

Help me decide. Vote until noon on 7/29/11 on which crab shape you like best, and which overall design you like best.

Crabfest 2011: Option 3

Here are the designs for the tees!
Help me decide. Vote until noon on 7/29/11 on which crab shape you like best, and which overall design you like best.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Postcard Art

I <3 Kaua'i!
(Note shoreline basalt boulders on the right. That is where I sprained my ankle.)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Art Time Comic

My niece and I had art time on the Fourth of July. I liked what she drew so much that I wanted to do a comic featuring it.

*I'll post the original when I find it if I remember!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Homework When Students Don't Behave in Class...

My favorite Flowers

These bushes were right outside the house we were staying at in Hawai'i and I liked them a lot, so I drew them...or at least started to, but then I got eaten by mosquitos.

Here's a photo of the ones by the house instead of the railing.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Music Painting

This is the painting assignment my students are working on right now. Here are some process pictures of my painting.

  1. Must be based on at least one aspect of music. Either an artist, a favorite song, or an issue important in the music industry.
  2. Must contain the silhouette of at least part of a person.
  3. Must show some different painting techniques.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Music and Art

My students are doing music and art paintings. They are doing much better than I am. Their sketches were due last week. Here is my sketch.

This just makes me think, "wow, you are left brained for an art teacher, and how in the world will this make an interesting painting? It's so cartoony and design-y!"

Hmmmm. We'll just have to see.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

More Sculptures

I was doing plaster hands with 9th grade and tape sculptures with 10th graders.