Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Holiday Update from Steve

Hey everyone, if your reading this I hope everyone had a great time at Tae's Illustration Holiday Party, shit was fun and it was awesome seeing everyone outside of classes.
so uh I've yet again fallen into a black hole of watching Transformers three times a night, and re-runs of Ghost Hunters until the sun rises, then complainin
g that I have no time to finish anything. Actually I really have been working on a bunch of different stuff, just I have yet to actually get any of it 100% done. SO I'll share a few things with you, so I don't feel like a complete asshole as this semester is basically done tomorrow.

FIRST OFF I've got this Bells and Whistles assignment thats due for Soojin Buzelli's Big Bad World Of Illustration class thats way over due. Last night I finished inking it now it's sitting in my "things I should have gotten done 3 weeks ago but will have to finish when I'm back from winter break" list of things to do :/ I'm actually looking forward to finishing it though, at first I had a hard time with her art direction simply because we both have totally different directions with illustration. Soojin is a great AD, but I feel like I'll never have anything in her publications because when I sit down to do an illustration or come up with an idea, I literally say to myself "okay how can I make this look a little fucked up" and thats not necessarily the direction someone would want for their magazine promoting new household products or business resourcing. ANYWAY, so the theme for the illustration was Bell's and Whistles. I decided to go with a cool underwater sorta scene where I'd turn all the sea life into OMG YES bells and whistles!!! How awesome right? I went with that environment for an Illustration because many of her editorials/artist whom she works with do really sweet Illustrations that have to do with animals doing cute things or blah blah something with animals. I'm still working on the compo and re-arranging the fish/eels (which are all cleverly turned into bells with their mouths), so the end result WILL look a bit different. I got my satisfaction in the octopus and the seaweed, after that I kinda lost steam, and by that time Optimus was beating the hell out of The Fallen so I kinda just zoned out for a little. I'm not kidding. But yes, like I said I'm gunna try to finish it during break.
As for the second image I'm posting its one of the several Illustrations I'm re-doing for Tomer's portfolio class. This was supposed to be about a mental illness and we had to basically just do a
n editorial style illustration based on any mental disorder we wanted. So naturally I picked something that would smack me back into my Invasion of the Body Snatchers meets Dumb and Dumber phase. I chose Multiple Personality Syndrome, and at first had a hard time solving it. I was doing a lot of cliche like sketches dealing with people looking in the mirror while brushing their teeth, cept the person staring back was like a Pogo the clown/John Wayne Gacy character. Tomer wasn't really feeling that, and we discussed all the cliche sorta things to steer away with certain topics. Mirrors and reflections being one of them. So I tried to go with more of a person inside of a person sorta thing. I'm not sure how I'm going to re-vamp this one, but I'll be sure to post it if it tastes good when I'm done.

Thirdly is just a snapshot of the inking I've been doing for another project for Tomer, its dealing with the Humana Festival poster for this coming year. Tomer actually did a really beautiful book cover for them 2 years ago (i think it was 2 years) and once I make more progress on that I'll elaborate on it. But yeah theres a little ya know of what I've been doing with it.

AND lastly (amongst many other things I've chosen to leave out) Kyle and me did the first run of prints for his documentary that I did the poster art for back in October. It looked really awesome seeing one of my posters actually being printed for the first time, so I of course took a few photografas and yeah, hopefully in the spring I'll have finished a few more thesis posters for the Dusties.

BLAH BLAH OH and in less than two months is the deadline for the Society of Illustrators student competition, and for the first time I'll be entering a bunch of juicey stuff. SO we're looking forward to that. and by we're I mean Optimus. and Me. and the Cube. OKAY BYE I'll update again during this week when I'm home and ya know. Doing laundry and watching Judge Judy.

also be cool and follow me on twitter

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Bird is my favorite

Hey everybody! I just posted a few pages from my sketchbook on my blog and i thought I'd throw one your way as well. Just another sketch from the natural history museum. -Johnny.

Friday, December 4, 2009

I just have to...


I used up all the 'juice' (as stanley martucci would call it) in the beginning of the semester, and I've been drained. I couldnt produce anything, BUT after several naps and lbs, I am once again inspired and ready to work!

Before we start, I'd like to mention a little something about OHGER.
Created and managed by Robert Zimmerman himself, the founding father of Drawger and Illoz. There are 20 members in it, and the selection process is...tough. the exisiting members have to VOTE YOU IN. but, there really isnt much to lose guys! Especially you seniors- you can't join this after one year of graduation. So why not join now!? Well.. there is 50 dollar per year but thats less than 5 dollars per month. and possible growth is dependent on you!
And I also encourage you juniors to apply as well. I WANT TO SEE MORE SVA KIDS THERE!

on the other news!
I have a party thats happening on Dec 18th. its for illustration and cartooning kids to bond and really catch up when we are not at our 'zombie' state. we deserve to have fun. and drink up.
email me if you have any questions : tquerney@sva.edu

Oh yeah follow me on twitter

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

portfolio progress

some of my pieces for cloonan's portfolio class. all done in pencil


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Some interesting things to see in Chelsea

Here are a few Chelsea galleries I highly recommend visiting:

Dottie Attie: What Would Mother Say ?

This one is great for anyone who loves sequential stuff. Paintings and text, gender and politics.

Eric Fischl

Large paintings of Bulls. Human inhumanity.

Beth Cavener Stichter: On Tender Hooks

Gorgeous clay sculptures with a challenging commentary.

A whole bunch good painters; predominantly realists and impressionists, all worth a look.

Maya Gold

Abstracted paintings of actual settings. Psychological effect using scale.

Yao Lu: New Landscapes

Collaged photographs in the esthetic of traditional asian landscapes


I've also uploaded a few things to my blog: http://yurileonov.blogspot.com/


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Fashion Wars


this was for Marcos Chin's Fashion Illustration class. Cept it was due like a month ago and I decided to re-work it since I'm a million years behind in everything. poop on it for me please.

also I've been wicked lazy the past three days and every night for dinner I've had a chipotle burrito, this was me this morning in bed before I decimated my toilet.


Monday, November 23, 2009

hey everyone,

sorry i havnt posted much lately. i finnaly have a website up, thanks to nate. so go check it out show some love and if you want your site linked lemme know with your name and website in the comments seanhudsonillus.com


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Hello from 21st and 6th ave

Hello everyone, my name is Daniel and I am a grad student at the SVA MFA Illustration as a visual Essay program. I thought I would invade your blog with my non-sense, and my blend of creativity.

For Matthew Richmond's Digital Portfolio class, we had to take a quote from "The Medium is the Massage" by Marshall McLuhan, and turn it into a illustration.

I used to the quote, "Using Yesterday's Tools For Today's Job".

Friday, November 20, 2009

A Brave New World

For Tomer's class last week. It was delicious.
also check out my blog I updated stuff. now its kinda fancy. but not really.


Thursday, November 19, 2009


Hey everyone, I'm about to do a big update on my blog and my website and if anyone wants me to link your blog or website on it please lemme know. Just comment I guess on this with your site and name and I'll make sure to stick ya on there.


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

An inside joke- T shirts for two of my favorite teachers

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Invisible Man

Hey everybody! This is a book cover I did for Tomer's portfolio class. Overall I'm pretty happy with it- the only thing I plan on doing is going back and making my own pattern for the wallpaper. Either drawing it by hand or in illustrator. We'll see.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


new hair. more hair. sorry steve

Friday, November 6, 2009

Book Art Fair

Art Book Fair?
It's down by chelsea between 10th and 11th on 22nd street! :]
they have some cool stuff, nice stuff to buy, it's free! Sat and Sunday.. tomorrow!
Check it out if you have a chance
548 West 22nd
times 11-7pm

It's more fine arts than I expected
Recommended by my silkscreen teacher David Sandlin.. who is.. like TOTALLY Awesome!
have a good weekend y'all! don't party too hard :P (like we art students have time) >_>;;

Simon Shubert

This guy has really trippy installations and sculptures... AND work on paper(?) Go check out his website

Thursday, November 5, 2009


so far winter and fall are finished!

heard about the Ohger?

Hey folks!
Drawger people made a blogging community for students called the Ohger.
You need to be voted in, and a lot of people do get rejected.... BUT i found out about this through Irene Gallo's twitter. So you guys all should apply for it. HINT: make sure you link your blog or website on it with your application!


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Food for thought

Hey everyone,
I've been working on some new things for Marcos and Tomer, and upon my never-ending cruise on the internet during this I found these two digital artists whom I think some of you would love to see, if you haven't already. (More specifically Nate/Johnny/Ray)

Martin Ansin:

this guy seems really cool, I think a lot of his coloring is actually done in Illustrator, the details on a lot of it look almost 3d like they were done in Maya or something. He has a great "poster" like take on his images.



And this guy (he goes by the pen name of NOOK) who I found on Behance.net, he actually does do half of his images in Maya/3d Studio and then renders them in photoshop. The illustrations he does are really interesting and have a great color/realistic sense to them. Sometimes a lot of his stuff is just floating in white space but I think thats more of his style then a lack of content thing. The one thing that bothers me is that when I look at his images I cant tell if the image is about the actual content or "feeling" hes trying to capture, or if it has become just about the tight realistic detail in his 3d environments and nothing else. I really am interested in how long it takes him to pull these off. I doubt he can finish an image with the 3d rendering for an editorial or anything short term. But then again who knows he could be a robot.

blah blah,

Sunday, November 1, 2009

American Illustration 28 PARTY!

Hey lovelies,

American Illustration 28 party is on Nov. 12.. Its on a thursday and i just made a rsvp for it..
its 25 dollars for students and a bunch of art directors and illustrators from all parts of the countries supposed to gather here for this event. Read THIS for review of last year's party if you are still not convinced and RSVP here it really takes 2 minutes.

hope to see you all there

love, Tae :)

hey guys!!

If you haven't had a Chance to check out The Childrens Book Show at The Society of Illustrators..

Friday, October 30, 2009

Anatomy of Japanese Folk Monsters

I know that some of you guys like monsters, medical illustration, or japanese prints..
I thought this is a funny combo of 3 elements.
For more click here

Monica Cook

I just found this artist looking at FFFOUND blog.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


like sean mentioned on earlier post, theres samurai art show..
BUT theres more shit going on in the met that are FANTASTIC.

There are paintings by John Sargent Singer, Winslow Homer and MORE (too lazy to list them)



Tuesday, October 27, 2009

website updated ya'll!


Sketchbook Studies


I had a friend named Lily

I have something new to show! a lot more to come! This is actually a scanned version before I started doing mix media on top of it. I like the mystery of how its going to come out sometimes. ENJOY!

Monday, October 26, 2009

True Self Group Show

There's a great show that just opened featuring a lot of great illustrators including James Jean, Gary Baseman, Marc Todd, Gary Taxali and one of my favorites, Leah Hayes.

Jonathan Levine Gallery
529 West 20th Street, 9th Floor



Sunday, October 25, 2009

samurai art and armor

hey all you illustration rats! im planning on going to this show at the met this week so reply to the comments if you would like to go with. its samurai art and armor some which have never been in the united states before and who knows when they will be again. dont miss it! - sean


oh well oh well

this is an image i recently did for marcos chins class. i just started experimenting with digital coloring and im still struggling to find a way that successfully fits my drawings. tae thinks i should do it over. i agree. oh well oh well- sean

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Last Year's Junior Thesis

Hey guys, some people ask me about thesis stuff, so I thought I'd just post it here.
I saved some sketches from thesis.. These are just some of them..
I did my thesis on Turandot by Giacomo Puccini.

First, ofcourse.. sketches! Whole semester of SKETCHES! it was tiring..
these arent the first ones.. but when I started to get the idea..:

1. The bamboo piece getting there, and those heads on a stick eventually became lanterns.. but tom said i need to be more SEVERE with them... so...

2. my bamboos (the last one on this set) became bigger.. so i decided to go for large scale paintings to involve the viewers more (unless you are really tall)

3. lanterns sketches! i got started painting after this point.

this interation was too weird for me. i dont know faces looked funny, sizes were weird, so i changed it around..

work in progress for bamboo:

gong piece just sorta came out of while i was watching The Banquet for research of emperial china. Just sorta became my favorite piece! After few hours starting on the gong:

I could only manage to pull off 3.. So I was thinking about how I could make it work as 3 pieces. First of all I had vertical likes and round objects in all 3 to architecturally structure the series.. Also I set the mood by sharing the same reds on all the paintings. I played with the sky to order them chronologically.. (bamboo-late night, gong- sunrise, lantern-morning). Also placing the gong piece in the middle, I was able to pull 2 other pieces together as one series, because its most symmetrical.
I also wanted one color to dominate each piece, no matter how many colors I used (except black... but i did use black gesso though..)

I hope its helpful, (yuri).
There are amazing juniors working on their thesis.. I'm totally gonna be blown away this year. and be ashamed.


Friday, October 23, 2009

Thesis Poster Designs

Hello everyoneee. So I know this is pretty much an Illustration/Cartooning based blog/community, but I was told by the Goddess of Illustration-Gumbo; Tae, that I could update with some side projects I've been doing. In the summer I worked at an ad agency that makes movie posters and since then I sorta fell in love with that whole world of design. This year I decided to try helping my film major friends by designing payoff size posters for their thesis films. So far I finished this one for my friend Kyle Mumford.

Full size: 27x40 with a half inch boarder, 300dpi

The movie is called Mumford's Law, and its a documentary about his relationship with his father, and his father's life. Its a really deep serious movie and really hit home with some aspects of my life. I enjoyed doing the poster, as he wanted to capture a relatively serious tone to the way the movie is going to be advertised. I'm pretty happy with the way the final turned out, as it was a lot of practice and I'm still working on grasping my typography skills better. Lemme know what you guys think. Also I figured what the hell and posted all of the original comp ideas for this poster which each went through revision after revision until the final. NOMNOMNOM I think soon I'm going to post all of the posters I worked on over the summer too so stay tuned you beautiful children you.