The Cute Comes Out

I posted some patterns from my final project for my Artistic License class earlier. This was the very last thing I did for the collection: a simple board book.

It's fun to go back an forth between extremely detailed, complex compositions and simple, graphic images. I'd like to eventually experiment with silk-screening these, although I think I'd have to simplify the color a little bit more.


Traditional Media

The last two weeks have been crazy; between my senior show, finals, and helping to hang the show of some close friends during finals, a little bit of work has piled up to show. In any case, here are five (five!) new pieces from the end of the semester. Everything is in watercolor and ink with a little bit of goauche to reclaim whites.

These first three are an attempt to beef up the editorial/spot portion of my portfolio as well as somehow commute my frustrating lack of time to knit into something productive. It didn't really work, but tomorrow I'll be able to get back to it in earnest...after I do a bit of job hunting.

"Knitting What You Need," a semi-self portrait. The hair is definitely spot on.

"Last Minute Finishing." Ha, ha.

"Hardcore Knitting." This is loosely based on my friend Aidan, sort of.

And these are the last two assignments for Cover to Cover. First, Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli. This image is bordering on being an interior, but it was good practice on something I need, that is, drawing humans of the male persuasion.

This was for From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg and may be my favorite piece from this semester. Remember the Moby Dick piece? This is like a thematically appropriate version of that. Although both were extremely fun to do.

That's all for now. The upcoming days and weeks are going to include a bit of website tweaking (including a higher-res version for all those art directors with shiny, giant monitors) a lot of digital work, official graduation, and socks with rabbits on them. Stay tuned.


A quick shill.

One scheme of happiness is holding a pretty excellent summer reading contest. I can't wait until I have time to read.

New work coming soon! Seriously!


The Art of Self-Promotion

My senior show opening is this Thursday and you should come, if you can.

Here's the info:
Date: Thursday, May 8, 2008
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: ISB Gallery
Street: 55 Canal Walk
City/Town: Providence, RI

And here's our totally badass poster:


An announcement, mostly.

I finally got some real hosting and real server space and as such, I have a real website:


It's sort of a constant work in progress, of course, and the whole thing displays a little funny in Internet Explorer (of course) but overall I'm really happy with the whole deal. Once classes are over and I've gotten everything working properly I'll start promoting the heck out of eloisedraws.com

Also! If you want to be added to the links page (I'm assuming, here, that I know you and what you do) drop me a line and we'll work out something reciprocal.

So, yeah. eloisedraws.com!