Sunday, September 30, 2007


still work on it....just messing with photoshop......

pudding... lots of pudding...

because i have a deadline approaching, i'm doing anything but the thing that needs to get done.
there's a couple of wonky bits that need fixing... i'll get to it...

Saturday, September 29, 2007

N'awlins Gator on Decatur

Am still in the process of refining... like the character, but am still fixing the details (hand holding umbrella in one, feet in the other). Think I like the street sign, though.

Gator on Bourbon Street

Friday, September 28, 2007


Sometimes just drawing whatever comes to mind is the way to be.

Monday, September 24, 2007

sponge cake for the world

why are smokers so fun to draw?
procrastination doodles.
i tried to play around with a couple of custom brushes but they ended up smelling like poo gas. T.T
maybe next time...
first doodle done in illustrator, second in photoshop.

speed sketch

Sea Dragon Kanon - grayscale study

Yo motherbuzzers! (Conker pun) Here's coming at you with a brand new drawing, will add color (maybe in this lifetime) later. That's 7yrs of metal rendering at work here. Check out my page over at deviantart for a bigger look at it:

new custom brushes

kill!..... and look good doin it!


another candidate for alluring lines!

more sketching with fun new brush

Here's one of my new brushes, go to edit>define brush preset, name it and set your brush settings the way you like.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Levi's Ad

Mock up Levi's Ad for Adv. Design class. Had to be B&W, which is why you probably can't tell it's supposed to be baseball card style.

Too Much Caffeine

This is my first post to Area 221... Too Much Caffeine is an assignment for Cartooning - 2 figures at a table; one angry, one scared. Used my Mardi Gras characters and gave them new attitudes. Kind of weird seeing normally happy characters out of their minds (smile). Love to hear your feedback! ;-)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

speed sketch


New with a picture and intro hello

Hi everyone, my name is Jessica and I'm new to Area 221 and NJCU. I recently graduated from County College of Morris with an AFA. I was introduced to Professor Dittrich when I was looking for a 4 year that had a great illustration/art department and I more than found it. I'm going for my BFA in illustration.

I'm still in the unsure stages of 'what I want to do when I grow up' but I love to draw and experiment with different mediums. My favorite subjects are animals and I tend to draw traditionally [graphite, colored pencil, scratchboard, watercolor, paint, ect.]. I have very little experience in graphic design but I am looking forward to taking classes later in the year and learning. I have nothing really worth posting that is very recent because classes just started.

Anyway, I'll stop rambling. Thank you for inviting me to the blog. Everyone's work is amazing, I look forward to getting to know everyone, share work, and critics. PS, this is my favorite drawing from a few years ago. It's on scratchboard with a water color wash. Sorry for the semi-bad quality [No scanner at home, only digital camera]. I have more of my work posted on a deviant account [Farawaywithin].

Work in progress masterpiece. Getting my cherry popped, C-dog coming at you. Not happy with the size, will post more later.

still working on it....

still working on it.....

wednesday sketch

this kinda looks like the other sketch i did with space fighters, onl this one's a lil better i think.


Just trying out photoshop coloring techniques. Orz...

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Dennis got his hands on one of the display cases on the first floor and wanted to know if he could put up some of our artwork. I gave him a lot of the contest pieces we did the last two semesters, but theres a lot of great work we've created since then that hasnt been printed out. So if you you have something u wanna show, print it up, hand it over, and show those jewelery makers and sculptors how incredibly kick ass it is to be an illustrator.

BTW, post up some new ideas for contest themes!! also when is a good day for everyone to attend the contests?

just sum stuff


i draw profiles when i cant think of nething

first time drawing a guitar so forgive me if it looks bad.... =(

a cityscape sketch

this one started out really abstract

Monday, September 17, 2007

sketching during Adv. Design

this class is sooooo. . .lame. damnit liz, you better not have dropped it!