Saturday, May 23, 2009
Every semester, I probably only posted about 1/10th the projects I actually did on this blog. Many times I would simply get too close to a project, and all I could see were mistakes. Dozens of pretty okay pieces are just sitting on my desktop because of this, and many will continue to never see the light of day.
Upon review however, a few of these pieces, while perhaps not my greatest work, are definitely not as bad as I remember them. These beer labels I made for Professional Practice class are an example of that. I had wanted to explore themes and imagery that I planned to incorporate further into my style, but other projects managed to creep up on me, and I ended up rushing through all three in only a couple days. I was initially quite frustrated that I didn't make the definitive portfolio piece with these ones, but now I see that they do actually accomplish some of what I set out to do. They could probably use a few more hours to really tighten up, but I've got posters to finish, so I'll accept these as is.
Besides, beer labels are only 3x5" anyway. How much detail do they really need?
Thursday, May 14, 2009
So here it is, the Jeff Lance Illustration Portfolio for 2009! I printed it through Lulu, and I must say I am pretty impressed with the results. I figure this is a nice way to show my work in a polished manner, and avoid the whole boring black-binder-with-plastic-sleeves thing (so passe...).
If anyone would like to be in possession of a fine art book such as this, they are on sale at the lulu.com bookstore. As I flesh out my portfolio, I plan to add bigger and more comprehensive books to the library. So watch for that in the future.
Until then, in the words of the immortal Jay Sherman: Buy My Book! Buy My Book! Buy my Book!
It's been a while, but here are a few photos from the Art of Illustration show. These prints are currently hanging in the Canzani building at CCAD for their big end-of-the-year show. It opens tomorrow night, and it already looks to be very impressive. Anyone in the Columbus area should stop by at some point before the fall and check it out.
It's hard to believe, but school is finally done. The feeling has definitely not sunk in yet. I've enjoyed an amazing three years here at CCAD, and I would recommend it highly to anyone with a passion for art and a dogged work ethic. It's been a pleasure to work alongside the many talented students and faculty here. (You've all been a tremendous inspiration, and I plan on keeping in touch with all of you.)
I am currently enjoying a brief respite from the mad, end-of-semester rush, but I'll soon be putting both feet to the pavement looking for work. Got to keep those rent checks flowing...