Thursday, July 21, 2011

More Yearbook Scans!

Here's the rest of my Yearbook:

21) Mike Zecca (3rd Year)

22) Mark Minnig (our floor manager/superhero) and Jillann Hertel (our animation advisor/super-heroine)

23) Eric Eiser (professor)

38) Julianna Ventresco (not pictured)

and Shannon Murphy (background colorist/moral support)

I wish I got to hand the book out to more people. There were so many more awesome friends and teachers that I had missed. I miss all of these guys so much, it's hard to accept that once this summer's over I won't be going back to school to see these guys together again.

They're all incredible artists, filled with passion and who strive to excel in this field. And I know that in the next few years, they definitely will do so. Many of them have websites/blogs of their own (many of them are linked on the bottom-left side of the page). Do yourself a favor and click on those names, look at their work and get inspired.

I know it helped me out.

Thanks guys!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

My "Yearbook"

While at SVA, a lot of us were disappointed with the yearbooks that were given out to seniors over the past few years. They were very artsy looking, with unique layouts and over-the-top patterns, but they were always a jumbled, unorganized mess of images and fonts. And you'd think an art school yearbook would have places to DRAW in them, right? Nope. Packed to the covers. I guess it's because the non-drawing departments of the school are the majority or something, but I digress.

I decided to go to the local art shop, buy a new sketchbook and pass it around to all my friends and teachers to draw in. I got a heck of a lot of nice messages and wonderful drawings from all of them, and I thought it would be nice to share some of them with you.

3) Doug Crane (professor)

4) Michael Kurtz (First Year)

9) Howard Beckerman (my thesis advisor)

10) Celia Bullwinkel (professor)

13) Vivienne Medrano (First Year)

14) Ryan Peterson (Second Year)

15) Caitlin Fogarty (First Year)

More to come soon!