This assignment, given by Jon Foster, was a portrait of a fictional literary character. I chose to do one of Hester Prynne from Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. (acrylic and oil on board, 11x16.5")
and the drawing
This assignment, which was given by Gary Kelley, was to have us illustrate anything of our choosing that dealt with a given color. We each picked a random color out of a bag, and whatever color we got would be our next assignment for that week. I, unfortunately, picked the color orange, which was the one I wanted the least. I had so many images in my head for the other colors, and absolutely none for orange. Needless to say, I had some trouble coming up with a concept for this one, but I guess I'm happy with where it ended up. I love koi fish. (acrylic and oil on board, 12x18")
This one was given by C.F. Payne. The assignment was a conversation of some kind between two people. It had to be from the sternum up (I sorta tip-toed around that one), and the conversation had to be pretty easily understood through the narrative. (watercolor, acrylic, and colored pencil on board, 13x13").
This is an exceptionally awful photo of the piece.
And a couple of 15 minute pastel figure drawings.