Saturday, April 29, 2006

SENIOR THESIS!!


Catcher in the Rye

The Picture of Dorian Grey

Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde

Sleepy Hollow

Moby Dick
Ok. The time I've been waiting for for four years finally arrived! This Thursday was the opening of our senior illustration show. I must say it was a big success and a great showing of a variety of works. Now it's time to move on to the real world and put my skills to use. These paintings are all roughly 24x31 oils on masonite. I decided to do illustrations based on classical literature because I felt the subject was rich in imagery and substance. It was nice to paint so much and fairly big. It was also nice to have a consistent style and one that I enjoyed immensely. The process was long and tedious but seeing the final products up on the wall made all the hard work worth it. I would like to thank all my amazing peers here at school for providing infinite inspiration to me, you guys are truly amazing and I wish you the best from the bottom of my heart. To everyone else thank you for visiting my blog and I truly hope you enjoy these works! Please feel free to drop me a comment. Prints are definitely available for purchase. I DID IT!!!

27 comments:

KarinaCocq said...

hola, me encantan tus ilustraciones, no entiendo mucho ingles (nunca me fue bien en idiomas), creo que tiene mucha vida, estan geniales.
bueno, yo estudio artes visuales en chile, y estoy retomando esto de la ilustracion, me gusta mucho.
te felicito (aunque, pienso que ya te lo han dicho)...ahh me tome la libertad d eponerte en mis links, para volver a ver tus trabaJOS....
BUENO ESO...
CHAO.

Bored@Home said...

wow Pirates this is a great illustration this is very good

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CandaceT1 said...

nice finish to your year

Andy said...

Speechless.

You're truly an inspiration, Carlos. Your work is absolutely amazing.

Good luck, man. But no worries, there's not a doubt in my mind you won't be able to do anything you want.

Hope to see you around sometime; if you're ever in Chicago...

Bonaia said...

these are amazing. what painter program did you use?

Carlos V. said...

Thanks everyone! Bonaia all these were oils on masonite. I am kind of surprised you thought they were digital. Thanks anyways for all the kind words!

IrisOn said...

remember 300 like we said at rob party. that piese is mine

the doodlers said...

Good stuff Carlos! My favourite is the Dorian Grey.

Congrats on the show.

emo said...

great great great illustrations!
congratulations from Italy!!!

Carlos V. said...

Thanks Doodlers! Thanks Emo! Always great to hear some encouraging words.

emo said...

you merit it! :)

BRiTT said...

every single one of these is SOO beautiful, I'm at a loss for words.

They make me want to read mmore.

TROPICAL TOXIC said...

you're already there Carlos, it's a powerful series. I like your retrained approach to composition, it gives the images a sense of timelessness-- the quality is consistent and the color is super rich. A++

tomer

Carlton said...

That's an outstanding set of images with an accomplished style. Well done!

Carlos V. said...

WOW Tomer you dont know how much that means to me. You are definetly amongst my biggest inspirations!

Carlton- Thank you as well, everybody is being tremendously kind! I'm glad you guys are digging these, they took a lot of work!

Clive said...

Great stuff and cohesively styled. And nice big oils too. Take a weekend off and don't look back! Congrats and all the best to you and your very talented grad class.

unbemerkt said...

i REALLY enjoy your work!
fantastic pictures - great colors in all of them. and i love the "feeling"

poetzscher said...

super nice stuff man. makes me wish i knew how to hold a brush.
&thanks for the comment.
hey, didnt i see your site on drawn a while back?

Miras said...

All these look great. Great style, colours, and composition.
Good work, keep it coming!

Carlos V. said...

Thank you all for your support!
-poetzscher, yeah I was fortunate enough to get featured in DRAWN! Thanks for noticing and your compliments.

Pat Pakula said...

HOT DAMN!!! GREAT STUFF! CONGRATS

Pat Pakula said...

HOT DAMN!!! GREAT STUFF! CONGRATS

Danarchy said...

wow some amazing peices of art form you... I really enjoyed browsing your website... hope you update often casue i'll be back

z0mbi said...

woah...stunning!

Plantmonster said...

You better be posting soon! All those people who saw you on DRAWN are waiting ya know! you are missed!

Alina Chau said...

beautiful illos!

Jonathan said...

These are strong illustrations, I hope your show goes well for you.