Monday, June 29, 2009

Something more formal

Since I don't have a big scanner, I decided to take pictures of my bigger school-pieces to put them up here. Some of them are fuzzy, I know. But sadly that's the best that my poor cheap little camera would do. I'll update them as soon that I regain access to the big scanner at school.

Ink on paper, 16x20

conte on paper, aprox. 18x24 

Acrylic on canvas board, 18x24 

Acrylic on canvas board, 18x24

Acrylic on stretched canvas, 16x20

Yes, I really love animals, especially big cats. Could you guess? 

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Let it begin

Alright, so let's get this artwork dump started! I have my artwork separated by subject in my folders and I'm going through my folders one at a time. So this post's theme is going to be World of Warcraft, one of my biggest addictions. 

first off a set of playing cards I did for my illustrator class this year.

Then a wordless comic I did for my color theory class. 

Saturday, June 27, 2009


Well this is my first time ever using Blogspot. Or holding a blog at all. I'm really just testing things out for now. 

So as it has been implied by my Blog's title, I'm Elise and I'll be updating this blog with my artwork. Even though I called this blog a 'sketchbook', alot of the work I plan to post here is going to be final. I am always looking for constructive criticism even if my work is final. I may not change the work that received the critique, but I'll keep it in mind for my next drawings. 

So a little bit more about me. I have just graduated from my first one year formal art class this month, and I will be taking an animation course next fall. Since so far I'll be spending a jobless summer,I want to use it to work on my weaker points in art as in lanscape and perspective. As a young artist, I have been heavily influence by animes and mangas, as well as japanese culture in general. Today I see that heavy influence as a problem since by now everyone has seen anime style and wants something new. I have been working hard to get rid of that style's influence on my art for some times now, and I'm finally seeing some progress. I think I'm starting to develop a style of my own, and that is what I want to post here. 

I hope that everyone who comes across this blog will enjoy what they see, from the silly doodles I might post to my more serious work.