I did this for my Senior Illustration Studio 1 class. The assignment was to do our dream project. Something we've always wanted to do. So I chose to illustrate something from Susan Cooper's The Gray King. This is at the end of the book when Will is starting to wake the sleepers. The swans come out before the sleepers.
I finished the illustrations for a short story that is going to be published in BYU's science fiction journal Leading Edge. The story is about killer mermaids who live in a spring that is the source of water for some orange groves. Every eclipse the orange farmers lure divers into the spring to be killed, which makes their trees really healthy and stuff. It's pretty cool. Also creepy.
This first one I did about a year ago, and then I did a re-do. The third one is what it turned out like. For class we had to take a piece and redo it and make it better.
I think the finished one turned out a lot better than the very first one.
Here's a really mediocre landscape that I did for my plein aire painting class. It's of Utah Lake. The second one is of a lady with an eye patch with the same landscape behind her. All I have felt like drawing lately have been people with eye patches.