Wednesday, March 19, 2014

one more month!

Here I am! Hello!
It was Spring Break last week, so I decided to take a break from life and school and just chill out and watch a ton of movies. 
Still waiting to hear if I made it into the Illustration program! I should know by the end of the week (let's hope so!) But in other news...I've only got about a month left of this semester until SUMMER! What?! So excited about, dudes.

We've been doing facial expressions and caricatures in my advanced figure drawing class, so if you follow me on instagram, I am sure you have seen most of these! Lets see if you can guess who these peeps are! Ill give you a treat (just kidding it will just be a smiley emoticon).

So that's been fun! I also found a bee outside my house the other day.. poor dude was frozen solid.

Here are my portraits for the week! We had to do textured surfaces... I really enjoy textured paintings... I had the most fun with the first painting of the girl with blue-green hair. The bottom left reminds me of Frankenstein haha.

Finally, I just wanted to show you guys the gorgeous necklace my friend made! She has an Instagram (@orbit_pluto) so you should follow her if you want some awesome crystal jewelry! She ships! And if you live in the Provo area, she is going to be selling them at Unhinged within the next few months hopefully!
Ashley Fairbourne

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

the most tired human.

What in the world happened to me? Oh, well first off, I moved. Second, school is the craziest thing. 
So hello! Glad to be back in the groove of things... quick update: my new house is cool. still settling in, though. Attempting to catch up in school and producing a lot of work. But most importantly -- I am turning in my portfolio tomorrow to see if I get into the illustration program! Send good vibes my way/cross your fingers/wish me luck/whatever it is you do!
I am so excitedly nervous.

One of the pieces from my acrylics class this week. We had to do implied textures, which basically means it looks like it has texture, but if you touch it, it really doesn't. I did this one with hydrogen peroxide.

I did this one with salt and some oats (haha)... it was really fun to experiment with different items to see what they would do to the paint.
Just a quick fashion sketch for my sketchbook...I have been really into stripes lately. I'm pretty sure I've said that on multiple occasions... but whatever.

And lastly, I had to do a children's book illustration-type painting for my figure drawing class... I had a lot of fun with this. I think I might tweak the grass so that it is a different color, but for now, I am extremely pleased with how it turned out! :D

Ashley Fairbourne